Judiciary braces up for Legal Year opening

Feb 3, 2022, 11:10 AM | Article By: Ali Jaw

The Judiciary of The Gambia under the leadership of Chief Justice Hassan B. Jallow, is set to hold its annual ceremony marking the opening of the Legal Year on Sunday, 6 February 2022 at the Law Court Complex on Independence Drive in Banjul.


The yearly event is usually organised by the Gambia Judiciary to take stock and reflect on the challenges and the way forward in ensuring the dispensation of quality justice as far as the Gambian Legal System is concerned.

 The Legal Year will be opened by His Excellency President Adama Barrow. There will be speeches by Hon. Chief Justice, the Attorney General and the President of the Gambia Bar Association. The occasion will be graced by numerous dignitaries including, amongst others, the Vice President, Speaker of the National Assembly, Cabinet Ministers and diplomats.

 There will be chain of activities from 7th to 11th of February to commemorate the occasion. These include a call to the Bar ceremony for graduates of the Gambia Law School on Monday, a meeting of the Chief Justice, Minister of Justice and Ministers of Regional Government and Lands with the President of the District Tribunal and Regional Governors.

 These activities will be followed by 2-day training session for judges and magistrates on sentencing guidelines, a meeting of sentencing council and a one-day conference on women, children and the law, which is designed to discuss the challenges that women and children face in contact with the justice system.

 It is anticipated these series of activities would contribute to linking groups in the law, improving and refining the machinery of justice and strengthening the capacity and capability of staffs of the Gambia Legal System.