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Gambia: Death Penalty for Drug Offenses Abolished

(Apr. 11, 2011) It was reported on April 6, 2011, that the 53-member unicameral Gambian National Assembly amended three laws, the Drug Control Act of 2003, the Criminal Code Act of 1933, and the Trafficking in Persons Act of 2007, to bring them in line with the 1997 Gambian Constitution, specifically section 18, which limits […]

Gambia: Consolidated LAWS OF THE GAMBIA Through 2009 Issued

(Feb. 17, 2011) It was reported on February 14, 2011, that the Gambian government has published consolidated laws of The Gambia (2009 REVISED EDITION OF LAWS OF THE GAMBIA) covering laws published through 2009. (VP Launches 2009 Revised Laws of The Gambia, DAILY OBSERVER (Feb. 14, 2011), http://tinyurl.com/4uq69sh.) The publication, which includes statutes and subsidiary […]

Gambia: National Assembly Approves Amendment to Anti-Human Trafficking Law

(Oct. 13, 2010) On October 4, 2010, the 53-member unicameral Gambian National Assembly unanimously approved the Trafficking in Persons (Amendment) Bill 2010, legislation seeking to make the penalties for the crime trafficking of persons, established under the 2007 Trafficking in Persons Act, stiffer (Amie Sanneh, NAMs Pass Bill to Stiffen Penalty for Trafficking in Persons, […]

Gambia: Anti-Hoarding Bill with Stringent Provisions Enacted

(July 1, 2009) On June 23, 2009, the Gambian National Assembly passed the Hoarding Prohibition Bill of 2009, a law that seeks to put an end to the practice by some businessmen of hoarding essential commodities to create artificial shortages and thus be able to hike the prices on such commodities to increase profit margins. […]

Gambia: Application of Anti-Terrorism Law Expanded

(May 2, 2008) It was reported that The Gambia's National Assembly recently ratified an Anti-terrorism bill that expands the scope of application of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002. According to The Gambia's Attorney General and Secretary of State for Justice, Marie Saine Firdaus, although the 2002 Act made it an offence for a person to […]

Gambia: Constitutional Law

(Feb. 2, 2008) The Gambia's Supreme Court recently dismissed a case brought jointly by two opposition parties, the United Democratic Party (UDP) and the National Reconciliation Party (NRP), challenging the constitutionality of recent amendments made to The Gambia's Constitution and the Local Government Act. The Attorney General and the Independent Electoral Commission of The Gambia […]