The minister of Justice and Attorney General has appointed Mrs Haddy Dandeh Jabbie as deputy lead counsel of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC). She replaces Horoja Bala Gaye.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Justice said that following the departure of Ms. Horeja Bala-Gaye as Deputy Lead Counsel of the TRRC, Mrs. Haddy Dandeh Jabbie has been appointed by the Attorney General as the new Deputy Lead Counsel.

“Mrs. Haddy Dandeh Jabbie is a legal practitioner licensed to practice in The Gambia since 2001. She obtained her LLB (Bachelor of Law) at Bournemouth University and in 1998 she obtained her LLM (Master of Law) from the University of Westminster in England. In the year 2002, she obtained her law license from the Sierra Leone Law School.

“Mrs. Jabbie is an experienced advocate of women and children’s rights. She is a human right advocate that is working relentlessly to empower the marginalised group in the society, that is the women, the disabled and children.

“Mrs. Jabbie is currently the president of the Female Lawyers’ Association Gambia (FLAG), a non-governmental organization that is aimed at uplifting and enhancing the legal status of women and children in The Gambia, through the domestication of major treaties, agreements and protocols relating to the rights of women and children.

“She has worked on various projects aimed at sensitising and empowering women on the laws that affect them.

“Mrs. Jabbie has been involved in advocacy, sensitisation campaigns and litigation on the rights of women, children and human rights in general.

“The Attorney General is confident that Mrs Jabbie will make immense contributions to the TRRC.”

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