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  1. Gambia - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of The Gambia DRAFT 2020 - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-30 | GMB-2020-C-110050

    The Constitutional Review Commission, in accordance with the Constitutional Review Commission Act 2018 presented the DRAFT to President Adama Barrow on 30th March 2020. The Ministry of Justice was to publish the national document in the Gazette before the end of May 2020, before it is subsequently presented to the National Assembly in August 2020.

  2. Gambia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Truth, Reparations And Reconciliation Act, 2017 (No. 9 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-13 | GMB-2017-L-110052

    The TRRC Act provides for the establishment of the historical record of the nature, causes and extent of violations and abuses of human rights committed during the period July 1994 to January 2017 and to consider the granting of reparation of victims.

    The main objectives of the TRRC, pursuant to Section 13 of the Act, are to:

    (a) create an impartial historical record of violations and abuses of human rights from July 1994 to January 2017, in order to –
    (i) promote healing and reconciliation,
    (ii) respond to the needs of the victims,
    (iii) address impunity, and
    (iv) prevent a repetition of the violations and abuses suffered by making recommendations for the establishment of appropriate preventive mechanisms including institutional and legal reforms;

    (b) establish and make known the fate or whereabouts of disappeared victims;

    (c) provide victims an opportunity to relate their own accounts of the violations and abuses suffered; and

    (d) grant reparations to victims in appropriate cases.

  3. Gambia - General provisions - Law, Act

    National Human Rights Commission Act, 2017 (No. 8 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-13 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-13 | GMB-2017-L-110053

    The NHRC Act establishes a Commission for the promotion and protection of human rights in The Gambia. The Commission shall consist of five people ( including at least two women):
    - Chairperson who must be a legal practitioner of not less than ten years post-call experience and has an additional at least five years of experience in promotion or protection of human rights in any capacity;
    - A vice-chairperson who has acquired not less than five years expertise in his or her field; and
    - three other members.

  4. Gambia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitutional Review Commission Act, 2017. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-13 | GMB-2017-L-110054

  5. Gambia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2014 (No. 11 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-10-09 | GMB-2014-L-101060

    The Amendment inserts two new articles into the Criminal Code, one concerning the offence of aggravated homosexuality (Section 144A) and the prohibition pornography (Section 144B).

  6. Gambia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Renewable Energy Act 2013 (Cap 32.05). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013 | GMB-2013-L-101061

    An Act to establish legal, economic and institutional basis to promote the use of renewable energy resources and for connected matters.

  7. Gambia - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Act, 2010 (Act No. 3 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-05-26 | GMB-2010-L-90625

    The Act is divided into 14 Parts and has 86 articles. The objective of the Act is to establish The Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency, create export processing zones and to create a conducive environment for investments and enterprise development in The Gambia.

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Establishment of the Gambia Investment and Export
    Promotion Agency
    Part III - Management and Administration of the Agency
    Part IV - Financial Provisions
    Part V - Legal Proceedings
    Part VI - Forms of Investment
    Part VII - Special Investment Certificate
    Part VIII - Guarantees, Rights and Obligations of Investors
    Part IX - Investment Incentives
    Part X - Incentives for Export Promotion
    Part XI - Export Processing Zones
    Part XII - Support to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
    Part XIII - Offences and Penalties
    Part XIV - Miscellaneous

    Repeals the following laws:
    - The Gambia Investment Promotion Act, 2001;
    - The Gambia Free Zones Act, 2001

  8. Gambia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Act, 2007.

    Adoption: 2007-10-17 | Date of entry into force: 2008-01-21 | GMB-2007-L-79075

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Administration
    Part III - Labour Advisory Board
    Part IV - The Industrial Tribunal
    Part V - Labour-Only Subcontracting
    Part VI - Maintenance and Development of Human Resources
    Part VII - Employment of Children
    Part VIII - Contracts of Employment
    Part IX - Terms and Conditions of Employment
    Part X - Protection of Wages
    Part XI - Discipline, Dismissal and Redundancy
    Part XII - Registration of Employers' Organisations and Trade Unions
    Part XIII - Freedom of Association, the Right to Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations
    Part XIV - Miscellaneous

    First Schedule - Industrial Tribunal Rules
    Second Schedule - Safety Equipment
    Third Schedule - Ballots in Respect of Sole Bargaining Agencies
    Fourth Schedule - Amendment by Regulations

  9. Gambia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2005. No. 3 of 2005.

    Adoption: 2005-07-21 | GMB-2005-L-75299

    Amends sections 52, 144, 147, 178 and 181A.

  10. Gambia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2004. No. 18 of 2004.

    Adoption: 2004-12-28 | GMB-2004-L-75297

    Amends sections 52, 178, 179, and 180-184 and deletes section 185.

  11. Gambia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Tourism Offences Act, 2003 (No. 7 of 2003).

    Adoption: 2003-03-18 | Date of entry into force: 2003-04-09 | GMB-2003-L-68571

    Makes provision for offences related to tourism. Also provides for sexual offences of tourists against children, as well as for prohibition of trafficking in children.

  12. Gambia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Local Government Act, 2002. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2002-04-17 | GMB-2002-L-87127

    An Act to establish and regulate a decentralized local government system for The Gambia; to make provision for the functions, powers and duties of local authorities and
    for matters connected therewith.

  13. Gambia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Environmental Quality Standards Regulations, 1999. - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 1999 | GMB-1999-R-87129

    Establishes the Environment Quality Standards Board, sets out its composition and functions. The schedules to the Regulations provide air and water quality standards and the parameters for monitoring these standards.

  14. Gambia - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Gambia. - Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 1996-08-07 | GMB-1996-C-48490

    Adopted by referendum 7 August 1996. Chapter III provides for citizenship and naturalization. Chapter IV provides for protection of fundamental rights and freedoms. Sets forth right to life (except in cases of death penalty), right to personal liberty, protection from forced labour (except when ordered by a court), and protection from torture. Also provides for freedom of religion, speech, and association, rights of children, women (equal treatment with men) and the disabled. Art. 34 allows for the declaration of a state of emergency and the derogation of a number of civil rights. Chapter V provides for elections; Chapter VI for the Executive (President, Vice President, Cabinet); Chapter VII for the National Assembly; Chapter VIII for the judiciary, including the Supreme Court (final court of appeal), a Special Criminal Court (crimes regarding public property) and a Cadi Court (Sharia law). Chapter X establishes the office of the Ombudsman, Chapter XI covers the public service; Chapter XII the police force and prison service. Chapter XXI sets forth a Code of Conduct for public officers.

  15. Gambia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (Amendment) Decree, 1996. Decree No. 86 of 1996.

    Adoption: 1996-07-31 | Date of entry into force: 1996 | GMB-1996-L-75296

    Inserts a new section 296A.

  16. Gambia - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Elections Decree (Decree No. 78 of 1996). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1996 | GMB-1996-L-87126

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Administration
    Part III - Registration of Voters
    Part IV - Nomination of Candidates
    Part V - Conduct of Elections
    Part VI - Election Campaign
    Part VII - Election Petitions and Civil Proceedings
    Part VIII - Registration and Conduct of Political Parties
    Part XI - Offences and Penalties
    Part X - General
    Part XI - Transitional Provisions
    Part XII - Miscellaneous

  17. Gambia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Economic Crimes (Specified Offences) (Amendment) Decree, 1994. Decree No. 18 of 1994.

    Adoption: 1994-12-16 | GMB-1994-L-75292

    Amends section 2 of the Criminal Code.

  18. Gambia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Specified Offences Decree, 1994. Decree No. 16 of 1994.

    Adoption: 1994-11-25 | GMB-1994-L-75294

    Provides special rules applicable to "economic crime". The provisions of this Decree shall be read together with the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code. If a provision of this Decree conflicts with a provision of those enactments, this Decree shall take precendence.

  19. Gambia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Political Activities (Suspension) Decree, 1994 (Decree No. 4).

    Adoption: 1994-08-04 | GMB-1994-R-41561

    Renders illegal any political activities.

  20. Gambia - General provisions - Law, Act

    National Environment Management Act, 1994 (Act No. 13 of 1994). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1994-04-14 | GMB-1994-L-87128

    This Act provides in 62 articles divided into 13 Parts the principles of environment protection and the instruments to carry out an environment protection policy in the Gambia.
    Part 1 contains not less than 13 pages of definitions used in the Act. Part II outlines the general principles of environment protection and confers certain powers upon the national Environment Agency established under Part III. Part III provides for a Council for the protection of the environment to be headed by the President of the Gambia and having several ministers as its members, and the establishment of the Agency aforementioned as a corporate body. The Agency shall coordinate the environment policy of the Government and function as the secretariat of the Council. Several national and local committees are also established. The Action Plan, prepared by the Agency shall be the key instrument for national environment planning. Also local planning units shall prepare local environment plans which shall be co-ordinated with plans made under the Physical Planning and Development Act (No. 1 of 1991) (Part IV). Part V requires a developer to submit environment project briefs and environmental impact statements for projects listed in the Schedule. Section 25 provides for environmental audits. The environmental standards specified in Part VI shall be established by the Agency. Part VII, dealing with environmental management, contains also several sections on coastal zone management. Part VIII provides summarily for the control of various forms of pollution. The remaining Parts deal with inspection and analysis (IX), education (X), offences (XI), legal proceedings (XII) and miscellaneous matters (XIII). (completed by 1 Schedule)

  21. Gambia - General provisions - International agreement

    Traité révisé de la Communauté économique des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO), fait à Cotonou le 24 juillet 1993. - Traité révisé

    Adoption: 1993-07-24 | INT-1993-IA-39591

    Les Etats membres (Côte d'Ivoire, Sénégal, Ghana, Gambie, Bénin, Guinée, Guinée-Bissau, Mauritanie, Niger, Burkina Faso, Nigéria, Libéria, Sierra Leone, Mali et Togo) s'engagent à abolir tous les obstacles à la liberté de circulation et de résidence à l'intérieur de la Communauté (art. 27.1) et à dispenser, par accords mutuels, les citoyens de la détention de visa touristique et de permis de résidence. Les Etats membres permettront aux ressortissants de la Communauté d'exercer des activités commerciales et industrielles sur leur territoire (art. 27.2).

  22. Gambia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (Amendment) Act. Act No. 7 of 1992 (Cap. 10).

    Adoption: 1992-07-02 | GMB-1992-L-75291

    Amends sections 169 and 221A.

  23. Gambia - General provisions - Constitution

    The Constitution of the Republic of the Gambia

    Adoption: 1970-04-24 | GMB-1970-C-26464

    This publication of the Constitution of the Republic of the Gambia (Act No. 1 of 1970) includes all amendments up to and including Act No. 1 of 1987.

  24. Gambia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (Act No. 25 of 1933).

    Adoption: 1934-10-01 | Date of entry into force: 1934 | GMB-1934-L-75289

    Chapter I - Preliminary and Interpretation
    Chapter II - Territorial Application of this Code
    Chapter III - General Rules as to Criminal Responsibility
    Chapter IV - Duties relating to the Preservation of Life and Health
    Chapter V - Parties to Offences
    Chapter VI - Punishments

    DIVISION I: Offences against Public Order
    Chapter VII - Treason and Other Offences against the Sovereign's Authority
    Chapter VIII - Offences Affecting Relations with Foreign States and External Tranquillity
    Chapter IX - Unlawful Assemblies, Riots and Other Offences Against Public Tranquillity
    DIVISION II: Offences against the Administration of Lawful Authority
    Chapter X - Corruption and the Abuse of Office
    Chapter XI - Offences relating to the Administration of Justice
    Chapter XII - Rescues and Escapes and Obstructing Officers of Court of Law
    Chapter XIII - Miscellaneous Offences against Public Authority
    DIVISION III: Offences Injurious to the Public in General
    Chapter XIV - Offences Relating to Religion
    Chapter XV - Offences against Morality
    Chapter XVI - Offences relating to Marriage and Domestic Obligations
    Chapter XVII - Nuisances and Offences against Health and Convenience
    Chapter XVIII - Defamation
    DIVISION IV: Offences against the Person
    Chapter XIX - Murder and Manslaughter
    Chapter XX - Infanticide and Child Destruction
    Chapter XXI - Other Offences Connected with Murder and Suicide
    Chapter XXII - Offences Endangering Life and Health
    Chapter XXIII - Criminal Recklessness and Negligence
    Chapter XIV - Assaults
    Chapter XXV - Offences against Liberty
    DIVISION V: Offences relating to Property
    Chapter XXVI - Theft
    Chapter XXVII - Offences Allied to Stealing
    Chapter XXVIII - Robbery and Extortion
    Chapter XXIX - Burglary, Housebreaking and Similar Offences
    Chapter XXX - False Pretences
    Chapter XXXI - Receiving Property Stolen or Unlawfully Obtained and Like Offences
    Chapter XXXII - Frauds by Trustees and Persons in a Position of Trust, and False Accounting
    DIVISION VI: Malicious Injuries to Property
    Chapter XXXIII - Offences Causing Injury to Property
    DIVISION VII: Forgery, Coining, Counterfeiting and Similar Offences
    Chapter XXXIV - Definitions
    Chapter XXXV - Punishment for Forgery
    Chapter XXXVI - Offences relating to Coin
    Chapter XXXVII - Counterfeit Stamps
    Chapter XXXVIII - Personation
    Chapter XXXIX - Secret Commissions and Corrupt Practices
    DIVISION VIII: Attempts and conspiracies to Commit Crimes
    Chapter XL - Attempts
    Chapter XLI - Conspiracies

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