Latest News for: Gambia legal


Could Magicians Produce Money With The Assistance Of Ghosts?

Foroyaa 09 Apr 2021
Money is only money if we accept it as legal tender within countries or across borders ... Who is authorised to produce legal money?. According to Section 161 Subsection (2) of the Constitution, “The Central Bank shall be the only authority to issue the currency of The Gambia.

Jammeh, Edu, Yanks, Sana could be tried for crimes

The Point 29 Mar 2021
In its elaboration, an instrument ratified by the government and legislature of The Gambia, and with Gambia hosting the Commission created and mandated by the Charter to investigate human rights violations within and by state parties, cannot, despite not having been incorporated into law, be regarded as totally relevant to the Gambia legal system.

GPU Validates Policies on Legal Assistance, Membership Welfare

Foroyaa 29 Mar 2021
The Gambia Press Union, GPU, on 24th March, 2020 reviewed and validated policies on Legal Assistance and Membership Welfare. The Legal Assistance Policy is intended to guide and facilitate the Union’s provision of effective and timely legal assistance, advice and representation for the journalists.

Former Solicitor General Cherno Marena Explains How the Judiciary Helped Jammeh to Violate Human Rights

Foroyaa 26 Mar 2021
Cherno Marena, a former Solicitor General and Legal Secretary in The Gambia has on Thursday, 25th March 2021 appeared before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) to explain how the justice system helped and enabled former President Yahya Jammeh violate the human rights of Gambians.

Barrow, Darboe blamed for failure of draft constitution talks

The Point 15 Mar 2021
Every one of them should realise that The Gambia is bigger than an individual or a particular group,” Kandeh pointed out ... Ismaila Ceesay also highlighted that there is need to have a new constitution and a new legal framework for The Gambia ... There are legal possibilities and technical viability to put on some legal issues.” ... ....

Touma Njie Pledges to Work to Ensuring Women Take Up Leadership Roles

Foroyaa 14 Mar 2021
The meeting, organized by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) Gambia chapter, was aimed at highlighting the inherent challenges in the socio-political environment in The Gambia and lays the basis for more awareness creation and advocacy efforts for meaningful legal and institutional as well as sociocultural changes in society.

IWD 2021: Okonjo-Iweala, oda African women wey don break gender equality stereotypes

Ghana Web 09 Mar 2021
Every March 8th African women dey join di rest of di world to celebrate di International Women's Day ... NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA ... Amina J ... Ms ... Before then she bin work as Minister of Justice and Attorney General of The Gambia from 1998 to 2000. She don hold positions of Legal Adviser and Trial Attorney for di International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) ... .

How Those In The Judiciary And Commissions Should Comport Themselves

Foroyaa 05 Mar 2021
(c) abstain from comment about the outcome of any pending or anticipated legal proceedings in any court in The Gambia and require similar abstention from his or her staff and others subject to his or her control.”.

Impact of Myanmar coup on Asia’s stability in question

Asiatimes 03 Mar 2021
Currently, there are two legal proceedings before international courts pertaining to Myanmar ... The second is the International Court of Justice case in relation to the application of the Genocide Convention, brought by the government of The Gambia in the wake of the Rohingya crisis of 2015.

Women’s Rights Activists Want Government to Implement Laws Criminalizing FGM

Foroyaa 19 Feb 2021
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) remains a practice in The Gambia despite the ban by the State ... The Gambia banned and criminalized the practice of FGM in 2015 ... Mrs Bafou Jeng, a legal expert, said the Women’s Act of 2015 t criminalizes FGM in The Gambia and the laws are there to protect girls and women from being cut.

NHRC Urges Government to Expedite Governance Reform Initiatives

Foroyaa 15 Feb 2021
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged Gambia Government to expedite the governance reform initiatives, especially the Security Sector Reform (SSR) and the establishment of the Anti-corruption Commission ... under national, regional and international legal instruments.

“No Justice, No Truth” for Canada’s Immigration Detainees

Human Rights 10 Dec 2020
His case highlights grave injustices that persist through a culture of impunity and disregard for basic legal standards within Canada’s immigration detention system. Toure lived in both the Gambia and Guinea as a child, but does not know where he was born ... “So I said I’m from the Gambia.”.

Indigenous genocide finding hangs over Canada's Myanmar court intervention

Canada Dot Com 06 Sep 2020
Gambia filed the case last fall on behalf of the 57 Muslim countries in the Organization of Islamic Co-operation under the 1948 Genocide Convention ... Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne and his Dutch counterpart Stef Blok said their countries were joining the case to assist Gambia with “complex legal issues” in the case.