In October 2023, the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) and the Gambian Ministry of Justice (MOJ) organized a retreat with National Assembly members (NAMs) of The Gambia to review six bills. Through ABA ROLI’s Promoting Rights and Justice (PRJ) activity in The Gambia, the retreat was in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The retreat was held from October 27 to 29, 2023, during which the NAMs conducted an in-depth analysis of each bill which ultimately led to four bills being submitted to the National Assembly for passage while the two remaining bills were withdrawn.
The retreat was opened by the Gambian Attorney General and Minister of Justice, the Majority Leader of the National Assembly and representatives from ABA ROLI and the UNDP.
The bills under analysis were: