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Government Drops Criminal Charges against Members of Three Years Jotna Movement

Foroyaa 05 May 2021
The statement added ...The Honourable Attorney General would like to seize this opportunity to urge all citizens and residents of The Gambia to be law abiding and to avail themselves of the legal means and mechanisms in place for the redress of grievances.” ....

How Covid-19 hampers women gardeners’ financial gains within WCR

The Point 29 Apr 2021
Bah, a law lecturer at the University of The Gambia (UTG), made a legal analysis of the gardeners’ situation, saying Section 51 of the Women Acts 2010 has given women rights to sustainable development including livelihood, while Section 48 of the Women Act states that women are entitled to food security.

Gov’t clarifies $200,000 OIC funded legal fees for local team leading the case against Myanmar

The Point 21 Apr 2021
paid to past and present senior officials at the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice, The Gambia Government wishes to inform the public and the international community, that contrary to widespread allegations of corruption, the funds were legally paid to these officials as honorarium for jointly prosecuting the case against Myanmar.

Gambia Government Clarifies Payment of $200,000 to Gambian Lawyers Representing Gambia in Genocide Case against Myanmar

Foroyaa 21 Apr 2021
For the records, The Government of The Gambia wishes to clarify that the case at the ICJ is being jointly prosecuted by the Washington-based law firm. Foley Hoag and the Gambian Legal team comprising lawyers from the Ministry of Justice and the Legal Counsel at The Gambia’s Mission in New York.

Lawyer Neneh Cham Calls On Government to Provide Adequate Funding to Legal Aid

All Africa 19 Apr 2021
Neneh M.C. Cham, a private legal practitioner has called on Gambia Government to provide adequate funding to the National Agency for Legal Aid in order to enable it fulfill its mandate ....

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.”.