Office of the Prosecution
The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda is Mr Hassan Bubacar Jallow (Gambia). He was appointed by the Security Council on 15 September 2003. The Office of the Prosecutor is based in Arusha, Tanzania.
The Deputy Prosecutor is Mr. Bongani Majola (South Africa).
The Office is divided into two divisions:
- The Prosecution Division, headed by a Chief of Prosecutions, which is comprised of:
- The Investigation Section is divided into teams responsible for collecting evidence implicating individuals in crimes committed in Rwanda in 1994, falling within the Tribunal’s jurisdiction;
- Trial teams headed by Senior Trial Attorneys, responsible for handling cases at the trial level; and
- The Appeals and Legal Advisory Division (ALAD), headed by a Chief of ALAD, which is responsible for:
- Handling all appeals by the Prosecutor from final judgment or sentence, and to respond to all defence appeals against conviction or sentence;
- Providing legal advise to trial teams and senior management in the OTP on matters pertaining to questions of substantive international and national criminal law, evidence, procedure, trial strategy and tactics, disclosure, witness protection, ethics, policy, and other issues; and
- Ensuring continuing legal education within the OTP, through a monthly legal forum, the OTP database of ICTR and ICTY decisions, et
The Information and Evidence Support Section (IESS), reports directly to the Deputy Prosecutor.
Chambers | Office of the Prosecution | The Registry | Witnesses & Victims Support Section |
Defence Counsel & Detention Management Section | Court Management Section | Procurement Section