Alpha Sesay is the legal officer for international justice based in The Hague. Prior to joining the Open Society Justice Initiative full time, Sesay was Trial Monitor on Justice Initiative’s Charles Taylor Trial Monitoring project for which he wrote thematic commentaries and analysis on the work of the Special Court for Sierra Leone and other international criminal justice, human rights, and humanitarian law issues as related to the Charles Taylor case.
Sesay has held various positions in the human rights and international justice sectors—as a legal assistant/officer of the Morris Kallon Defence Team at the Special Court for Sierra Leone; as a human rights lecturer at the University of Sierra Leone; and as a consultant with Human Rights Watch’s International Justice Program.
Sesay received a degree of Utter Barrister (Bar License certificate) from the Council of Legal Education at Sierra Leone Law School, a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB Hons.) from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, and an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Notre Dame Law School.