Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Gambia http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Gambia: Parliament Adopts Stringent Anti-Homosexuality Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404120_text Crime and law enforcement; LGBT rights - On August 25, 2014, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly adopted the Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2014, aimed at including a new crime of "aggravated homosexuality" in the country's Criminal Code. (Gambia Passes Bill to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404120_text Global Legal Monitor: Gambia: National Assembly Approves Renewable Energy Legislation by Unanimous Vote http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403796_text Energy; Energy efficiency and conservation; Taxation - On August 25, 2014, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly adopted the Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2014, aimed at including a new crime of "aggravated homosexuality" in the country's Criminal Code. (Gambia Passes Bill to On December 12, 2013, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly unanimously adopted the Renewable Energy Bill, 2012, which, among other objectives, is aimed at putting in place a legal and institutional framework to encourage the use... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403796_text Global Legal Monitor: Gambia: Newspaper Staff Members Arrested http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403477_text Freedom of the press - On August 25, 2014, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly adopted the Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2014, aimed at including a new crime of "aggravated homosexuality" in the country's Criminal Code. (Gambia Passes Bill to On December 12, 2013, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly unanimously adopted the Renewable Energy Bill, 2012, which, among other objectives, is aimed at putting in place a legal and institutional framework to encourage the use On January 18, 2013, three senior administrators at Gambia's Daily Observer newspaper were arrested by officers of the country's National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The move was part of an investigation into alleged corruption at... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403477_text Global Legal Monitor: Gambia: Seven Death Sentences Upheld http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403377_text Capital punishment - On August 25, 2014, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly adopted the Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2014, aimed at including a new crime of "aggravated homosexuality" in the country's Criminal Code. (Gambia Passes Bill to On December 12, 2013, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly unanimously adopted the Renewable Energy Bill, 2012, which, among other objectives, is aimed at putting in place a legal and institutional framework to encourage the use On January 18, 2013, three senior administrators at Gambia's Daily Observer newspaper were arrested by officers of the country's National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The move was part of an investigation into alleged corruption at On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403377_text Global Legal Monitor: Gambia: Death Penalty Impositions Temporarily Halted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403332_text Capital punishment - On August 25, 2014, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly adopted the Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2014, aimed at including a new crime of "aggravated homosexuality" in the country's Criminal Code. (Gambia Passes Bill to On December 12, 2013, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly unanimously adopted the Renewable Energy Bill, 2012, which, among other objectives, is aimed at putting in place a legal and institutional framework to encourage the use On January 18, 2013, three senior administrators at Gambia's Daily Observer newspaper were arrested by officers of the country's National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The move was part of an investigation into alleged corruption at On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403332_text Global Legal Monitor: Gambia: Report of Official Executions Being Carried Out After Long Hiatus http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403303_text Capital punishment - On August 25, 2014, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly adopted the Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2014, aimed at including a new crime of "aggravated homosexuality" in the country's Criminal Code. (Gambia Passes Bill to On December 12, 2013, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly unanimously adopted the Renewable Energy Bill, 2012, which, among other objectives, is aimed at putting in place a legal and institutional framework to encourage the use On January 18, 2013, three senior administrators at Gambia's Daily Observer newspaper were arrested by officers of the country's National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The move was part of an investigation into alleged corruption at On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403303_text Global Legal Monitor: Gambia: Editor Punished by Court http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403227_text Freedom of the press - On August 25, 2014, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly adopted the Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2014, aimed at including a new crime of "aggravated homosexuality" in the country's Criminal Code. (Gambia Passes Bill to On December 12, 2013, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly unanimously adopted the Renewable Energy Bill, 2012, which, among other objectives, is aimed at putting in place a legal and institutional framework to encourage the use On January 18, 2013, three senior administrators at Gambia's Daily Observer newspaper were arrested by officers of the country's National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The move was part of an investigation into alleged corruption at On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the On June 28, 2012, newspaper editor Abdulhamid Adiamoh, a Nigerian citizen, was sentenced by a court in Gambia for contempt of court. His punishment is a fine equivalent to about US$3,165 or six months of imprisonment... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403227_text Global Legal Monitor: Gambia: Death Penalty for Drug Offenses Abolished http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402619_text Crime and law enforcement - On August 25, 2014, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly adopted the Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2014, aimed at including a new crime of "aggravated homosexuality" in the country's Criminal Code. (Gambia Passes Bill to On December 12, 2013, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly unanimously adopted the Renewable Energy Bill, 2012, which, among other objectives, is aimed at putting in place a legal and institutional framework to encourage the use On January 18, 2013, three senior administrators at Gambia's Daily Observer newspaper were arrested by officers of the country's National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The move was part of an investigation into alleged corruption at On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the On June 28, 2012, newspaper editor Abdulhamid Adiamoh, a Nigerian citizen, was sentenced by a court in Gambia for contempt of court. His punishment is a fine equivalent to about US$3,165 or six months of imprisonment 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... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402619_text Global Legal Monitor: Gambia: Consolidated LAWS OF THE GAMBIA Through 2009 Issued http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402526_text Legal systems - On August 25, 2014, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly adopted the Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2014, aimed at including a new crime of "aggravated homosexuality" in the country's Criminal Code. (Gambia Passes Bill to On December 12, 2013, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly unanimously adopted the Renewable Energy Bill, 2012, which, among other objectives, is aimed at putting in place a legal and institutional framework to encourage the use On January 18, 2013, three senior administrators at Gambia's Daily Observer newspaper were arrested by officers of the country's National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The move was part of an investigation into alleged corruption at On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the On June 28, 2012, newspaper editor Abdulhamid Adiamoh, a Nigerian citizen, was sentenced by a court in Gambia for contempt of court. His punishment is a fine equivalent to about US$3,165 or six months of imprisonment 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 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... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402526_text Global Legal Monitor: Gambia: National Assembly Approves Amendment to Anti-Human Trafficking Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402312_text Human trafficking - On August 25, 2014, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly adopted the Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2014, aimed at including a new crime of "aggravated homosexuality" in the country's Criminal Code. (Gambia Passes Bill to On December 12, 2013, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly unanimously adopted the Renewable Energy Bill, 2012, which, among other objectives, is aimed at putting in place a legal and institutional framework to encourage the use On January 18, 2013, three senior administrators at Gambia's Daily Observer newspaper were arrested by officers of the country's National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The move was part of an investigation into alleged corruption at On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the On June 28, 2012, newspaper editor Abdulhamid Adiamoh, a Nigerian citizen, was sentenced by a court in Gambia for contempt of court. His punishment is a fine equivalent to about US$3,165 or six months of imprisonment 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 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 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... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402312_text Global Legal Monitor: Gambia: Anti-Hoarding Bill with Stringent Provisions Enacted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401396_text Commerce - On August 25, 2014, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly adopted the Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2014, aimed at including a new crime of "aggravated homosexuality" in the country's Criminal Code. (Gambia Passes Bill to On December 12, 2013, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly unanimously adopted the Renewable Energy Bill, 2012, which, among other objectives, is aimed at putting in place a legal and institutional framework to encourage the use On January 18, 2013, three senior administrators at Gambia's Daily Observer newspaper were arrested by officers of the country's National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The move was part of an investigation into alleged corruption at On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the On June 28, 2012, newspaper editor Abdulhamid Adiamoh, a Nigerian citizen, was sentenced by a court in Gambia for contempt of court. His punishment is a fine equivalent to about US$3,165 or six months of imprisonment 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 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 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 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... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 01 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401396_text Global Legal Monitor: Gambia: Application of Anti-Terrorism Law Expanded http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540465_text Terrorism - On August 25, 2014, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly adopted the Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2014, aimed at including a new crime of "aggravated homosexuality" in the country's Criminal Code. (Gambia Passes Bill to On December 12, 2013, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly unanimously adopted the Renewable Energy Bill, 2012, which, among other objectives, is aimed at putting in place a legal and institutional framework to encourage the use On January 18, 2013, three senior administrators at Gambia's Daily Observer newspaper were arrested by officers of the country's National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The move was part of an investigation into alleged corruption at On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the On June 28, 2012, newspaper editor Abdulhamid Adiamoh, a Nigerian citizen, was sentenced by a court in Gambia for contempt of court. His punishment is a fine equivalent to about US$3,165 or six months of imprisonment 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 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 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 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 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... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540465_text Global Legal Monitor: Gambia: Constitutional Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540201_text Constitution - On August 25, 2014, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly adopted the Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2014, aimed at including a new crime of "aggravated homosexuality" in the country's Criminal Code. (Gambia Passes Bill to On December 12, 2013, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly unanimously adopted the Renewable Energy Bill, 2012, which, among other objectives, is aimed at putting in place a legal and institutional framework to encourage the use On January 18, 2013, three senior administrators at Gambia's Daily Observer newspaper were arrested by officers of the country's National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The move was part of an investigation into alleged corruption at On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the On June 28, 2012, newspaper editor Abdulhamid Adiamoh, a Nigerian citizen, was sentenced by a court in Gambia for contempt of court. His punishment is a fine equivalent to about US$3,165 or six months of imprisonment 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 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 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 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 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 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... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540201_text