Three Gambian Judicial Staff to Serve in The Hague

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Three judicial staffs, Malang Badjie, Registrar, Baba Saidykhan and Aliman Sabally, both Senior Court Interpreters, recently left The Gambia for The Hague in the Netherlands.

According to the acting Judicial Secretary, Haruna Jaiteh, the three court staffs are presently in The Hague where they are to serve as interpreters at the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Seirre Leone.

He said the three were selected after two rounds of training delivered by Special Court personnel involving other court interpreters.

Mr. Jaiteh further disclosed that during their stay in The Hague, the three court staffs will facilitate court proceedings and assist with the interpretation of witness testimonies in the languages spoken in The Gambia.

On the significance of such international attention to The Gambia, Mr Jaiteh stated that it is a testament to the standard and quality of interpretation in Gambia’s courts.

He added that the three staffs were advised to be good ambassadors for The Gambia by way of discipline, integrity and professionalism, noting that the duration of their stay in The Hague would depend on the number and nature of cases, as well as the pace of the court proceedings.  

Author: By Modou Sanyang
Source: The Point