Sunday, July 12, 2020

Legal Affairs

Barra Alkalo Released, His Son still in Police custody

By Mustapha Jallow & Matuku Manneh Gambian Police have on 10 December, granted bail to Alhagie Babucarr Faye, the Alkalo of Barra, but his son...

Christian Council Gives Position Paper On New Draft Constitution

By Louise Jobe The Gambian Christian Council (GCC), yesterday presented a position paper on the draft Constitution. The position paper indicated that “Christianity and Islam have...

Gambia/Myanmar: Hearings Begin in Genocide Case

(The Hague, December 10, 2019) – The International Court of Justice (ICJ) genocide hearings will include the first response by Myanmar to allegations of...

‘Marriage Should be Based on Free, Full Consent of Intended Parties’...

By Nelson Manneh Chapter six of the draft Constitution, part two which deals with specific rights and freedoms have indicated that marriage should be based...

“I represented the police in the witch-hunting exercise,” says Ex-Operations Director

By Yankuba Jallow Dismissed police commissioner Omar Jawo has admitted that he participated in the arrest of residents of Barra and Essau during the 2009...

First Hearings in Myanmar Genocide Case New Q&A Explains Gambia’s Action...

(The Hague, December 6, 2019) – The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague will hold its first hearings on Gambia’s genocide case...

Mahawa Cham’s Brother Files Suit Against Gambia Government

Sarjo Cham, brother of former MP Mahawa Cham, supported by ANEKED and Lead Counsel Deji Ajare, have filed a complaint before the Economic Community...

Witch Hunting Exercise Ruins Lamin’s Dream of Becoming a Lawyer

By Yankuba Jallow Branded as a witch at 16, Lamin Jobarteh became a school dropout as a result of the 2009 witch-hunting exercise. Born in 1993...

Woman Apportions Blame to Hunters for Her Baby’s Death

By Yankuba Jallow Neneh Babou, a resident of Barra on Thursday, 5th December told the TRRC that she lost her 8 – month baby as...

Victim Says His Son Died In His Absence

By Yankuba Jallow A victim of the 2009 witch hunting exercise on Wednesday told the Commission his son, who was sick at the time he...

Survivor recollects torture of her husband by witch-hunters

By Yankuba Jallow Adama Gassama, a survivor of the 2009 witch-hunting exercise Wednesday gave a detailed testimony of how his husband was abducted by witch...

Alkalo of Barra Testifies on his victimization by witch-hunters

By Yankuba Jallow Alagie Babucarr Faye, the alkalo of Barra on Tuesday, 3rd December appeared before the TRRC to testify on his victimization by witch-hunters...

Widow Says Her Husband Was Captured by Witch Hunters

By Yankuba Jallow Amie Njie, a wife to Lamin Sonko, who was a victim of a witch hunting exercise, on Monday, 2nd December 2019 told...

CRC Commences Public Consultations On Draft Constitution

By Nelson Manneh The Constitution Review Commission (CRC) on Saturday November 30th 2019, commenced public consultations on the new draft Constitution in Banjul. The Commission was...

Gambians Advised to Stop Calling Their Elected Leaders ‘Mansa’

By Mustapha Jallow Ansumana Yabou civic education officer at the National Council for Civic Education (NCCE), has on 29th November, advised residents of Basse Manneh-Kunda...

Gambians Challenged To Monitor And Hold Their Leaders Accountable

By Mustapha Jallow Ansumana Yabou, civic education officer at the National Council for Civic Education (NCCE), has challenged Jimara residents, to act swiftly by monitoring...

Victim Alleges She was Unlawfully Detained with her Baby

By Yankuba Jallow Nyima Jarju said she was detained in a cell with her 3 months baby and her mother in-law at the Sibanor Police...

Son Links Mother’s Demise to Concoction

By Yankuba Jallow Buba Jarju, son of a victim of the 2009 witch hunting activity has on Wednesday, 27th November, told the TRRC that her...

Survivor alleges they were forced to admit they were witches

By Yankuba Jallow Matty Sanyang of Sintet Village has told the TRRC that they were forced by witch-hunters to admit they were witches and wizards. "The...

Sintet Woman Tells Truth Commission her Parents Were Forced To Drink...

By Yankuba Jallow Jarra Colleyhas told Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) that her two parents were captured by witch doctors and forced to drink...