The office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice notes with great concern an unfounded report in the Freedom newspaper regarding alleged criminal investigations in respect of Hon Mai Ahmad Fatty. The Ministry of Justice rejects this report as completely unfounded and insensitive to the family of Hon Mai Ahmad Fatty who must be going through a difficult time. The doors of the Ministry are open to everyone, including the press on all matters pertaining to the Ministry. Therefore it is expected that such goodwill and open door policy will be reciprocated by verifying any report pertaining to the Ministry before publishing same as news.
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
A 3 day National Stakeholders conference on justice and Human rights kick-started onTuesday 23 May 2017 at the Kairaba Beach Hotel in Kololi and is expected to end onThursday 25 May 2017.