IACR meets Minister of Interior

Monday, May 27, 2019

On the 23rd May 2019, Institute for the Advancement of Children’s Rights (IACR) Founder and President Barrister Malick H.B Jallow paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Interior Hon. Ebrima Mballow. The purpose of the visit was to update the Minister on the work and mandate of the IACR as well as engage him on enhancing track record of implementing laws pertaining to Juvenile Justice in The Gambia.

IACR acknowledges the commitment of the Ministry of Interior, a front line Stakeholder in matters pertaining to children in conflict with the law, to ensure that the best interest of the child is paramount at all times as enshrined in the Children’s Act 2005.

Finally, IACR welcomes the assurance of Minister Mballow that the legal requirement for children to be kept separate from adults in detention and prison facilities has been implemented. The meeting was also attended by Degold Gomez, IACR associate coordinator.