On 5 July 2018, The Institute for the Advancement of Children’s Right (IACR), in collaboration with the Faculty of Law, University of the Gambia held an orientation of selected law students on the theme ‘Legal Framework for Juvenile Justice in The Gambia.’ The orientation featured Madam Sidi Jobarteh, Chairperson of the Children’s Court and Barrister Malick H.B Jallow, President and Founder of IACR as keynote speakers. The event is part of ongoing initiatives by the IACR to raise awareness on topical issues pertaining to juvenile justice, amongst stakeholders.
The event was chaired by Sainey Bah, Coordinator of IACR.
The Institute for the Advancement of Children’s Rights (IACR) was established in December 2013 by the Gambian Lawyer Malick H.B. Jallow Esq. who is also the President of the Institute. The IACR is a non-governmental, non-profit, impartial and non partisan organization with a mandate to promote and protect the rights of children in Gambia through the provision of legal support and assistance to indigent children in conflict with the law.
The institute also seeks to help build a preventive strategy to address the root-causes to why such children get into conflict with the law. To that end, the institute aims to improve the effectiveness and implementation of domestic, African and international human rights instruments on rights of children, including the children’s act of Gambia 2005, the African charter on the rights and welfare of the child and the Convention on the rights of the child.