Latest News for: Gambia legal


Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150 billion, alleging it helped perpetuate genocide in Myanmar

The Washington Post 07 Dec 2021
The legal action comes after Gambia pushed the International Court of Justice to hold responsible those who perpetrated mass violence against the mostly Muslim minority in Myanmar ... .

GRA returns from sub- regional study tour in Kenya

The Point 03 Dec 2021
In presenting a paper on behalf of the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) Mr ... Afford the GRA an understanding of the legal and regulatory underpinnings of tax automation in the studied countries and provide the basis for identifying gaps in the Gambia legal and regulatory framework with respect to tax administration automation.

Will Gambians get justice after Barrow’s deal with Jammeh party?

Ghana Web 29 Nov 2021
With The Gambia’s highly anticipated election on December 4 set to be a close race, the stakes are high for victims of former President Yahya Jammeh’s era who – five years on from his historic defeat at the ballot box – are yet to see perpetrators brought to justice.

IEC “may appeal” High Court  decisions

The Point 25 Nov 2021
Ismaila Ceesay’s Citizens’ Alliance Party (CA) and Mai Fatty’s Gambia Moral Congress (GMC), both fought their legal battles against the electoral body for nullifying their nominations for presidency and emerged victorious ... She also awarded a cost of D200,000.00 as administrative and legal cost against the IEC.

Ex-UN Special Adviser calls for local prosecution for murder of West African migrants

Ghana Web 23 Nov 2021
“The legal responsibility for prosecuting these crimes rests in the first instance with the government of The Gambia. “We hope and we expect that The Gambia will be able effectively to prosecute these crimes, either alone or with the support of regional or international partners.”.

Are We Returning To The Jammeh Days?

Foroyaa 23 Nov 2021
QUESTION OF THE DAY ... GLOBAL HOMM has been in a legal battle with Anti Crime unit of the Gambia Police Force and the court entered judgment in favour of GLOBAL HOMM ... ....

Forgive & Forget: Victims Say It’s Difficult To Move Without Justice

Foroyaa 19 Nov 2021
She said that if The Gambia wants the never again slogan to be realized then it needs to prosecute the human rights violators ... Ndow made this statement in international conference where legal practitioners meet to discuss the best legal mechanism to prosecute the perpetrators human rights violations in the Gambia.

Dieng insists justice must happen in Gambia

The Point 19 Nov 2021
In this regard, he said justice must happen in The Gambia ... However, The ICC legal adviser said if the Gambia government is able or unable to, the ICC would investigate and prosecute perpetrators under its jurisdiction after completion of the TRRC.

Gambian president warns opponent to keep exiled predecessor out of campaign

Metro USA 17 Nov 2021
BANJUL (Reuters) – Gambian President Adama Barrow has threatened an opponent in next month’s election with legal action for playing audio recordings of exiled former leader Yahya Jammeh at a campaign event ...Myself and Mama Kandeh would be the best team the Gambia has ever had.”.

Facebook took down an armed New Mexico group's accounts. Prosecutors say it deleted key evidence.

Yahoo Daily News 16 Nov 2021
The dispute echoes another ongoing legal battle, in which the African nation of Gambia is pressing Facebook to release deleted account records as part of an international human rights claim against the organizers of Myanmar's ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims.

UDP reacts against restriction of political speeches

The Point 12 Nov 2021
It is our contention, therefore, that political expression protected by the Constitution of The Gambia and reflected in various legal documents, must be upheld especially during the political campaign period ... This is both impractical and inconceivable in a democratic environment ... Sincerely yours, AMADOU SCATTRED JANNEH.

AU, Youth Ministry Conclude Trainer’s Training on Citizen Election Observation

Foroyaa 11 Nov 2021
During the training, participants were taken through the political and historical context of presidential elections in the Gambia; normative framework (benchmarks for credible elections) and constitutional and legal framework for the elections, as well as highlights of key electoral processes and election preparedness.

NHRC convenes synergy on speedy access to justice

The Point 10 Nov 2021
... to ensure that there is speedy access to justice in the Gambia ... One cannot have any one meaningful discussion on the topic without involving the judiciary, the National Center for Legal Aid, the Gambia Bar Association, the Prison Services, the police, and the relevant CSOs.”.

CIMG calls for review of education policies to leverage on AfCFTA

Graphic 05 Nov 2021
With the current issue of legal studies confronting the nation, the CIMG proposed a complete departure by ... Dr Kasser-Tee said it was unacceptable for Ghanaians to continue paying foreign currency to our neighbouring countries such as The Gambia, for professional legal education.

Facebook employees warned for years that company failed to police abusive content

Jurist 29 Oct 2021
In recent years, Facebook has faced legal action for its role in enabling violence in certain countries. In 2021, the Gambia brought a genocide claim against Facebook before the International Court of Justice, alleging that Facebook played a key role in Myanmar’s genocide attempt on the Rohingya, an ethnic and religious minority ... ....