As a part of authorities’s authorized and safety sector reform agenda in 2019, the Ministry of Justice requested technical help from the Geneva Centre for Safety Sector Governance (DCAF) for the overview of The Gambia Armed Forces Act.
On condition that GAF Act has been in drive for over 35 years, the principle focus of the challenge is to carry out an in-depth overview of the Act with a view to bringing it updated with worldwide requirements and practices by a participatory and consultative course of.
On the opening ceremony, Sheikh Omar Faye, Minister of Protection outlined that the validation course of little doubt would require immense efforts and sacrifices from those that might be engaged on the doc from the inception to the tip
The discussion board, he mentioned, seeks to be a platform to debate the Gambia Armed Forces Act with a view to offering an in-depth overview of the GAF Act, in addition to determine the principle current gaps with respect to the precise mandates and duties of the GAF and different safety companies.
This, he mentioned, will allow them discover tangible suggestions to deal with the deficiency of the Act
Minister Faye indicated that the discussion board is certainly one of a sequence of comparable occasions signifying that Safety Sector Reform (SSR) has taken a brand new form and can quickly be delivered to the doorstep of each Gambian, thereby bringing the much-needed reform that everybody is craving for.
“This can’t be reached with out the availability of all the mandatory authorized devices and assist for the keepers of peace within the nation.”
The protection minister acknowledged that reviewing of the legal guidelines and insurance policies of the Armed and Safety Forces is a vital side of all the SSR course of, as it’s crucial to state that SSR is just not solely about chopping down the variety of the safety forces as broadly envisaged by most individuals.
“My ministry is dedicated to making sure a properly skilled, motivated and extremely outfitted Armed Forces that might be conscious of the wants of the folks and on the identical time being subordinate to civil authority. Equally, we wish an Armed Pressure that may function below the rule of legislation and respect for human rights, an armed drive that may work in direction of mitigating the use or instigate violence for political, ideological or ethnic objective.” he declared.
For his half, Pansaw Nyassi, interim nation head of Geneva Centre for Safety Sector Governance (DCAF)in Banjul defined that DCAF is devoted to bettering the safety of individuals and the state they reside in inside a framework of democratic governance and human rights.
Nyassi defined that DCAF additionally assists accomplice states and worldwide actors supporting these states to enhance the governance of their safety sector by inclusive and participatory reforms based mostly on worldwide norms and good practices.
In accordance with him, with funding from the German authorities, DCAF is supporting the event of a brand new laws governing The Gambia Armed Forces for the DCAF’s challenge in The Gambia seeks to contribute to significant safety sector reform and larger accountability resulting in improved peace and safety for the Gambian inhabitants.
He burdened that one deficiency within the current laws governing GAF Act 1985 is the shortage of readability within the particular mandates and duties of The Gambia Armed Forces vis-a-vis different safety establishments, which he mentioned, results in overlaps in features and duplication of effort amongst safety establishments notably in side of inside safety and border administration.
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