Following a 33 year delay, the Solicitor General and Legal Secretary from 5th to 6th July 2018 led a high level delegation comprised of officials from the Office of the President, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and Women's Bureau to engage in dialogue with the Human Rights Committee on the recently submitted response to the List of Issues posed by the Committee on the State's implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
Ours was a country where fear ruled over the land for over two decades; where mothers dreaded that midnight knock on their doors which took away their sons and husbands to be seen never again; where civil servants went to work every morning saying goodbye to their families as if it was the last time they would see them ever again because coming back home to them was never a certainty; where judges were summarily dismissed without regard to the law; where in 22 years we have had 11 Chief Justices and 17 Attorneys General; where torture was routine; where women under detention were sexually molested and where sexual assault was used as a weapon to break and subjugate women; where summary executions and targeted murder were an option without consequences; and where ordinary citizens speak of their leaders only in whispers within the four walls of their bedrooms.
A lawyers conference to promote and create a climate of respect for the rule of law and constitutionality in the Gambia on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st December 2017 at Kairaba Beach Hotel.
The Attorney General's Chamber and Ministry of Justice (MOJ) conducts a two-day Advocacy Training for lawyers held at the Kairaba Beach Hotel from 18th of December, 2017 to 19th of December, 2017.
The Government of The Gambia through its National Assembly has enacted the following three Acts as part of its transitional justice programme:.
In accordance with Article 62 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, States Parties to the Charter are required to submit every two years, a report on the legislative or other measures taken, with a view to giving effect to the rights and freedoms recognised and guaranteed by the Charter. The following Initial/Periodic State reports have been submitted to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights as per Article 62, and are hereby made public in accordance with Rule 74 of the Rules of Procedure of the African Commission:
Turkish Embassy Donates state of the art Computers and IT equipment to aid in the work of the Ministry of Justice.Turkish Ambassador announces further cooperation training exchanges between Attorney General's Chamber & Ministry of Justice and Turkish Justice Academy.The official handing over of the I.T equipments(Computers,Printers and UPS(Power Supply Connectors)) occured at the Ministry of Justice conference room where the materials where handed over by the Turkish Ambassador to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice(Hon. Abubacarr Tambadou),Tuesday,3rd October,2017.
While The Gambia is a party to the United Nations Convention against Corruption since 2015, its legal framework has yet to conform to international standards. In line with the new government's commitment to ensure adherence to treaty obligations, the Ministry of Justice has been working on a draft Anti-Corruption Bill, providing for the establishment of an Anti-Corruption Commission. Moreover, the Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure has planned to develop a Freedom of Information Bill.
The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubacarr Tambadou has Friday, August 4, launched the National Consultations on the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission at the Djembe Beach Hotel, Kololi. The Attorney General and Minister Tambadou in his keynote address said the country must know the truth of human rights violations of the former regime of Yahya Jammeh who has ruled the tiny West African country with impunity for the past 22 years.
The Gambia government announced the setting up of a Commission of Inquiry to look into the management of some of the Public Enterprises as well as the assets and financial transactions of the president Yahya Jammeh and some of his families and close associates. The Commission is headed by a Gambian lawyer Suharata Janneh.
Commission of Enquiry is established in line with Section (200), sub-section (1) of the 1997 Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia.
The public was invited to Ebunjang Theatre today at 2:30pm 11th July,2017 for FACE THE NATION, an interactive live program organized by GRTS