Think Young Women and Law Hub Gambia, with funding from International Republican Institute, will host a two-day multi stakeholder workshop on constitutional, electoral reform and democracy building processes in The Gambia, from 13th to 14th November 2019.
On 3rd November 2019, the Chairperson of The Gambia’s Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) noted that the Commission is on track to deliver a draft constitution and report to the President. While the CRC Act 2017 clearly stipulates the timelines and activities of the CRC, it did not mention the timelines or specific activities relating to the legal processes that will take place after submission.
Currently, stakeholders involved in these processes are referring to the provisions of the 1997 Constitution relating to the amendment of specific constitutional provisions. However, it is noted that the said 1997 Constitution is silent on how to handle a complete overhaul of the constitution.
Given this background, the workshop will provide a platform for stakeholders to update themselves on the key legal processes and timelines for the next steps after the submission of the draft constitution to the President. The theme of the workshop is #220Constitution: What next after the submission?’.
The workshop will serve as a forum for exchange of ideas and a mapping of strategies for the active and meaningful participation and engagement of all stakeholders in the processes which would ensue after the submission of the draft constitution and report to the President.
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