EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: The First National Stakeholders conference on Justice and Human rights opens at a local hotel in the West African Nation of The Gambia.
Organised by its Ministry of Justice in partnership with the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa and the UNDP, the theme of the 2-day high level convergence is ‘ addressing the past for a better Gambia ‘.
The convergence brings together various national players from a cross section of the legal, social and political communities in the country as well as international partners from around the world including international human rights organizations and experts in various fields to discuss topical issues on the key priority areas identified by the government for immediate reform.
These include topics on constitutional review, institutional reform, criminal justice and media law reform etc. Recommendations from these discussions will feed into the broader transitional justice strategic plan already designed and developed by the Ministry.