Attorney General and Minister of Justice

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Mr. Abubacarr M. Tambadou is the Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Republic of The Gambia. He was born in The Gambia on 12 December 1972. He obtained an LLB (Hons) from the University of Warwick in 1997, and an LLM (Merit) in Human Rights Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 2002. He is a member of Lincoln’s Inn in the United Kingdom and a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of The Gambia having been called to the Bar of England and Wales (BL) and The Gambia Bar in 1999.

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The Attorney General's Chamber, exists to entrench at the core of the body politic and abiding respect for the Rule of Law and a constant observance of human Rights, to ensure equality of access to Justice and treatment before the Law for all citizens, to promote by law social justice to facilitate the operations of a fair, efficient and transparent legal system and to propagate a culture of due process and legality for these purposes. The Ministry acts as the defender of the constitutional order, the guarantor of the rights and liberties of the citizens, the protector of the state legal interest, the enforcer of the criminal laws, the developer of the human resources of the legal sector and the championing of the rule of law.