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CURRICULUM VITAE Abubakarr Siddique Kabbah P.O. Box 3482, Serrekunda, The Gambia E-mail: jaiteh.kabbah@hotmail.com Cell phone: +220 7840650/9840650 EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING er

02/2002: Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française (DELF), 1 Degré - Ministère de l’Éducation National - République Française 09/1995: Utter Barrister Degree (BL) and Bar Final Certificate, 2:1 - Council of Legal Education, Sierra Leone Law School - Freetown, Sierra Leone 12/1994: Bachelor of Law with Honours Degree (LLB Hons), 2:2 - Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone - Freetown, Sierra Leone OTHER TRAINING 03 & 06/2011: Certificate in Information Technology (Advanced Computing: MS Office 2007) and Certificate in Information Technology (Basic Computing: MS Office 2007) - Lasting Solutions Institute of Management and Technology - Banjul, The Gambia 05/2008: Certificate of Completion - e-Learning Basic Course in International Environmental Law United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) - Geneva, Switzerland 11/2006: Certificate of Completion - online course on Performing Effectively in Multilateral Conferences and Diplomacy - United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) - Geneva, Switzerland th

06/1998: Certificate of Completion - 7 Training Course on the Use of International Human Rights Procedures - The African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies - Banjul, The Gambia RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE 2013-2014: I have been engaged as a graduate assistant in law-cum-lecturer at the University of The Gambia, where I teach Contract Law I and II. In addition, I am involved in the management and governance of the Faculty of Law, viz. as a member of the Faculty Board, the Working Group on Academic Affairs and the Students’ Advisory Committee 2006-2010: I worked as a legal adviser attached to the Embassy of Sierra Leone in Riyadh, where I provided the Mission with legal advice and opinions on all legal matters. Moreover, I had special responsibility for legal matters pertaining to the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), which included participating in the work of the Inter-Governmental Group of Experts (IGGE), a specialised committee of the OIC, to draft legal documents on very important political, economic, social, cultural, educational and scientific issues concerning the smooth running of the Organisation. I also examined all agreements, statutes and covenants from the OIC that were to be signed or ratified by the Government of Sierra Leone and advised on them. In addition, I assisted in the preparation of diplomatic correspondence on behalf of the Mission, in particular, Notes Verbale to the General Secretariat of the OIC and letters to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Freetown (HQ)

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CURRICULUM VITAE Abubakarr Siddique Kabbah P.O. Box 3482, Serrekunda, The Gambia E-mail: jaiteh.kabbah@hotmail.com Cell phone: +220 7840650/9840650 2005-2006: I served as a member/volunteer lawyer at the Foundation for Legal Aid, Research and Empowerment (FLARE), Banjul, where I assisted in the legal aid clinics 2002-2004: I worked as a programme assistant/assistant legal officer at the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), Banjul, where I was responsible for assisting in all the Institute’s programme areas: litigation, capacity building, research and publications, and partnerships. My duties included participating in on-site missions of the Institute to gather evidence for cases to be brought to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), researching and drafting legal briefs, preparing training materials and making presentations on international law, helping to organise workshops and seminars of the Institute and assisting in undertaking research, writing and preparing publications of the Institute. Furthermore, I carried out assessments of human rights cases in litigation that the Institute could support under the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) African Human Rights and Access to Justice Initiative, worked with the Institute’s institutional partners on joint projects, helped to draft project proposals and project implementation reports and represented the Institute at conferences, seminars and workshops 2000-2001: I worked as a volunteer lawyer at the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa, Banjul, where I undertook two research and writing projects in support of the Institute’s litigation programme, to place the violations the Institute was complaining of in context. I also undertook a detailed comparative study of the procedures of international human rights tribunals, culminating in a brief recommending specific revision of Rules of Procedures of the African Commission on Human and th Peoples’ Rights. This study formed the basis of a statement that the Institute made to the 29 Session of the Commission, held in Tripoli, Libya, in which the most serious lacunae in the Commission’s procedures were highlighted 1994-1999: I worked as a state counsel posted to the Constitutional and International Law Division of the Law Officers’ Department, Ministry of Justice, Freetown, where I provided legal opinions and advice to government ministries and departments on constitutional and international legal matters, advised on all international conventions, treaties and agreements entered into by the Government and assisted in drawing up and examining contracts and agreements with foreign governments and other international bodies. Furthermore, I represented the Office at the National Task Force Meeting on the Reporting Obligations of Sierra Leone to the United Nations on the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Sierra Leone. I was concurrently a member of the Task Force of the Sierra Leone Bar Association on the domestication of the Child Rights Convention in Sierra Leone law SPECIAL PROJECTS 1998: I was engaged by the United Nations Development Programme (under a special service agreement) to serve as a human rights assistant in the Human Rights Division of the Office of the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary General to Sierra Leone (OSESG) in Freetown, Sierra Leone 1996: I was engaged as a research assistant by Women and the Law in West Africa project in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The broad objective of this programme was to develop a body of knowledge on a

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CURRICULUM VITAE Abubakarr Siddique Kabbah P.O. Box 3482, Serrekunda, The Gambia E-mail: jaiteh.kabbah@hotmail.com Cell phone: +220 7840650/9840650 range of legal issues affecting women that would be a resource for law reformers, policy makers, NGOs as well as academic and other data users CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS I have participated in various academic and professional meetings including the following: 11/2007: I attended the Meeting of the Open-Ended Inter-Governmental Group of Experts (IGGE) on Revising the Charter of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 09/2007: I attended the Meeting of the Open-Ended Inter-Governmental Group of Experts (IGGE) on Revising the Charter of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 02/2004: I lectured about the African human rights system on the Master of Laws (LLM) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa course - Centre for Human Rights, The University of Pretoria Pretoria, South Africa th

11/2003: I attended the 34 Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights - Banjul, The Gambia 09/2003: I attended the Meeting of NGO partners of the African Civil Society NEPAD Review Network - Institute for Security Studies (ISS) - Pretoria, South Africa rd

05/2003: I attended the 33 Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights - Niamey, Niger nd

10/2002: I attended the 32 Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights - Banjul, The Gambia 09/2002: I taught the international protection of human rights (overview of the United Nations, as well as the African regional, system of human rights protection) at the UNITAR seminar “Training on diplomatic practice for government officials from the Republic of The Gambia” - Module II: International Law” - Banjul, The Gambia st

05/2002: I attended the 31 Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights - Pretoria, South Africa 05/2002: I chaired the Human Rights Training Workshop organised by the Swedish and Kenyan st Sections of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), which preceded the 31 Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights - Pretoria, South Africa th

10/1998: I attended the 24 Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and NGO Forum - Banjul, The Gambia 07/1998: I attended the National Awareness Raising Materials Production Workshop - National Commission for Democracy and Human Rights in collaboration with The UNDP - Freetown, Sierra Leone

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CURRICULUM VITAE Abubakarr Siddique Kabbah P.O. Box 3482, Serrekunda, The Gambia E-mail: jaiteh.kabbah@hotmail.com Cell phone: +220 7840650/9840650 RESEARCH AND WRITING 2002: Compilation of Decisions on Communications of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ th th Rights 1994 - 2001 (extracted from the 7 through the 14 Activity Reports of the Commission). I prepared the second edition of the English version of this publication as part of the IHRDA research and publications programme 02/2001: National Security and Refugees Human Rights: Guinea Refugee Crisis. A paper written in support of the IHRDA litigation programme, which formed the basis of Communication 249/2002 Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa v Republic of Guinea 1998: Valesius V. Thomas, Hannah Harding and Abubakarr S. Kabbah, ‘Inheritance in Sierra Leone’. Chapter 7 in: Kuenyehia, A. (ed.), Women and Law in West Africa: Situational Analysis of Some Key Issues Affecting Women: Legon: Women and Law in West Africa, pp. 169-178 03/1997: Custody of Children. A paper commissioned by Women and Law in West Africa project as part of their situational analysis of some key issues affecting Sierra Leonean women 1995: Trial of Juveniles in Sierra Leone. A monograph submitted to the Sierra Leone Law School in partial fulfilment for the award of the Degree of an Utter Barrister 1994: Capacity and Responsibility in the Criminal Law of Sierra Leone. A dissertation submitted to the University of Sierra Leone in partial fulfilment for the award of the Degree of Bachelor of Law with Honours SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION I have been ordinarily domiciled in The Gambia since late 1998. I have also been married to a Gambian national for about ten years REFERENCES

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