Seminar on Access to Justice as a Fundamental Right

Banjul (13-14 May 2005) The aim of this seminar was to tackle challenges impeding the right of access to justice in order to build strong local institutions. The stakeholders present at the seminar were judicial and law enforcement agents who have the duty to guarantee respect for human rights in the execution of their duties under the general aim of maintaining law and order in The Gambia. This seminar was particularly insightful because it concluded by way of the compilation of a comprehensive set of challenges in the attainment of access to justice as well as subsequent recommendations which are to be distributed to all stakeholders so that the same may be implemented in The Gambia.

Participants were separated into groups of their choice and were asked to identify the main challenges faced by a particular sector of the State or law-enforcement agencies in guaranteeing access to justice as well as making relevant recommendations with a view to dealing with the challenges.

Final Seminar Recommendations (May 2005)

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