Judicial partners train judges, magistrates on sentencing guidelines

Feb 15, 2022, 11:40 AM | Article By: Ali Jaw

The Gambian Judiciary with support from key partners and stakeholders such as the British High Commission, the Judicial College of England and Wales, Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association and the Gambian Judicial Training and Research Institute on Tuesday trained Magistrates on sentencing guidelines at the Ocean Bay Hotel in Bakau, Cape Point.

The initiative is aimed at building the capacity of magistrates in the country to further strengthen the justice system of the country, therefore ensuring fair, rational and timely passage and dispensation of justice in the country.

Among the high-profile individuals present was Chief Justice Hassan B. Jallow, who hailed the occasion as one that is of great importance and said it would help lift the capacity of the magistrates to another level.

He thanked the partners for the occasion and the support rendered.

The British High Commissioner to the country, David Belgrove, whose office has been a key partner in supporting the legal system and human rights in the country, emphasised the importance of the judiciary in the democratisation process and promotion of the core values of rule of law and democracy.