The Chambers

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The Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in the Senegalese courts are composed of four chambers, a public prosecutor, a central registry, administration and a communication unit. The case is at the investigation stage; only the instruction and accusation chambers are currently appointed. The sitting and appeal chambers will be set up if a trial occurs.

Le juge Burkinabé Gberdao Gustave Kam, président de la Chambre africaine extraordinaire d’assises• The Extraordinary African Chamber of Assises is constituted of four magistrates. According to the Statute the presiding judge of the assises court is a national from one of the African Union members countries and a non-Senegalese. Gberdao Gustave Kam, from Burkina Faso, has been nominated has the president of the assises chamber. The president and its three Senegalese assessors, one being an alternate magistrate, are nominated by the president of the African Union Commission upon a proposal by the Ministry of Justice of Senegal. Gberdao Gustave Kam, presiding judge of the Extraordinary African Chamber of (photo)

Jean Kandé, président de la Chambre africaine extraordinaire d’instruction

•The Extraordinary African Chamber of instruction was composed of four Senegalese judges who hold instruction and two Senegalese alternate judges appointed by the President of the Commission of the African Union upon a proposal by the Minister of Justice of Senegal. Their term has ended after the closure of the investigative phase. Jean Kande, chairman of the Extraordinary African Chamber of Instruction (photo)

Assane Ndiaye, président de la Chambre africaine extraordinaire d’accusation•The Extraordinary African Indictment Chamber of the Court of Appeal of Dakar had three regular Senegalese judges and a Deputy Senegalese judge appointed by the President of the Commission of the African Union upon a proposal by the Minister of Justice of Senegal. Their term has ended after the closure of the investigative phase. Assane Ndiaye, President of the Extraordinary African Indictment Chamber (photo)

• The Extraordinary African Chamber of Appeal, if appointed, will consist of one chairman from another member state of the African Union, and two Senegalese judges and alternate judges appointed by the President of the African Union Commission upon a proposal by the Minister of Justice of Senegal

Mbacké Fall, procureur général des Chambres africaines extraordinaires•The Public Prosecutor: The public prosecutor brings criminal proceedings to the African Chambers. Its General Prosecutor and his three deputies, who are Senegalese nationals, are appointed by the President of the African Union Commission upon a proposal by the Minister of Justice of Senegal. Mbacké Fall, General Prosecutor of the Extraordinary African Chambers (photo)

Me Ndeye Macoura Diop Cissé, greffier principal des Chambres africaines extraordinaires•The Registry: The Extraordinary African Chambers are assisted by six tenure clerks and three alternates appointed by the Minister of Justice of Senegal. The lawyer Macoura Diop Cissé, Principal registrar of the African Extraordinary Chambers (photo)

Cire Aly BA, administrateur des Chambres africaines extraordinaires•The administration is responsible for the non-judicial aspects of the Extraordinary African Chambers: protection and guidance of witnesses; coordination and diplomatic representation;  administrative and financial management and communication. The administrator is appointed by the President of the African Union Commission. He is also assisted by a Financial Manager and the Communication Unit of the CAE. Cire Aly BA, Administrator of African Extraordinary Chambers (photo)

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