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The EU Contributes to Improved Access to Justice in the Gambia

Tuesday, 25th March 2015

&quot;...The meeting was held at the office of the National Agency for Legal Aid in Banjul and attended by representatives of major Gambian stakeholder institutions and the EU Delegation. Organizations represented included the Ministry of Justice, the Judiciary, Ministry of Lands and Regional Government, National Centre for Civic Education, National Agency for Legal Aid (NALA), Alternative Dispute Resolution System (ADRS), and Non-Government Organizations such as the Female Lawyers Association of The Gambia (FLAG). The working session concluded with detailed guidelines for implementing the awareness campaign, a timeline for completion, and plans to sign a memorandum of understanding calling for the members&#39; participation in the awareness campaign funded by the EU.<p style="margin: 0px 0px 16px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.00784314); color: #333333; font-family: Arial, 'Liberation Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 18px">This project is implemented over 25 months from November 2014 to January 2017. Throughout this period, the EU funded Technical Assistance for Access to Justice and Legal Education Project will advance its objectives to improve access to legal services and remedial justice services such as alternative dispute resolution with a focus on vulnerable groups, legal education and research, and management of court cases. Its main activities in support of access to justice include the implementation of a civic awareness campaign on access to justice mechanisms, sensitization of customary leaders to standards for good justice practices, and support to mediation and arbitration as alternatives to dispute resolution...&quot;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 16px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.00784314); color: #333333; font-family: Arial, 'Liberation Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 16px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.00784314); color: #333333; font-family: Arial, 'Liberation Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 18px">Select the link to read this article in full.&nbsp;</p>


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