Mr. Gaye Sowe is the Executive Director of the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA). Before joining IHRDA in 2005, Mr. Sowe worked for the Judiciary of The Gambia.
Mr. Sowe served as a Commissioner of the Constitutional Commission of The Gambia and was part of a team of lawyers that reviewed and re-drafted the Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code of The Gambia. He is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of The Gambia and was lecturer at the Gambia Law School from 2011 to 2015. He also served Mr. Sowe is an Expert Member of the African Commission’s Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Mr. Sowe was called to the Gambian and Nigeria Bars in 2000. He holds an LLM from the University of Essex’s International Human Rights Law, UK, an LLB (Hons) from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and a BL (Hons) from the Nigeria Law School.