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The UNDP and UNICEF, in partnership with the Government of The Gambia are implementing a Joint Strengthening Rule of Law and Enhancing Justice and Security Service Delivery in The Gambia Project. The Joint Project endeavors to implement a holistic and comprehensive program which addresses both the supply and demand sides of justice delivery. The Joint Project seeks to strengthen rule of law institutions to deliver quality services, to empower citizens in the exercise of their rights and to increase access to justice.
The Gambia is undergoing a transitional process, which include public hearings on human rights violations committed between July 1994 and January 2017, through the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) and there are some prosecutions on serious human rights violations that are on-going in the national courts. The role of the Ministry of Justice in the transitional process in prosecution of possible international crimes cannot be over emphasized. It is against this background that the Ministry, through UNDP support, seeks to equip its prosecutors with practical skills for the prosecution of international crimes.
To develop training materials on the prosecution of international crimes with particular attention being made to The Gambia’s legal context, and to deliver trainings on the following areas:
- Basic principles of international criminal law and their application and interpretation in The Gambia context.
- Application of elements of crimes and modes of liability using Gambian examples informed by TRRC proceedings, with particular attention to sexual violence, torture and cruel and inhuman treatment and enforced disappearance.
- Developing effective case selection and prioritization criteria/policies in line with international best practices to effectively manage large-scale international crimes.
- Practical case management (file management, disclosure practices, evidence preservation).
- Evidentiary issues in international criminal law and domestic law, including issues of admissibility.
- Rights of parties to international crimes, including victims and the accused.
- Witness protection approaches and measures.
- Defences, Immunities, Amnesties and Plea Bargaining.
- Drafting of charges/indictments and submissions.
Such other related topics as will be deemed necessary during the consultations with the Ministry
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