ISBN 9789983960044
Pages 322
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2018
Publisher CENMEDRA, The Gambia
Format Paperback

Democracy, Human Rights and Governance in The Gambia

Essays on Social Adjustment

by Aboubacar Abdullah Senghore

The first chapter explores the origin of the philosophy of law and society in relation to contemporary international human rights law. Democracy as a governance system is discussed in the second chapter. First; the chapter conceptualises governance, good governance and democracy. Drawing on this, the second part of the second chapter argues that democracy is an open-source concept that should be fitted to the social and indigenous political cultures. The later part of second chapter puts the Gambian democracy in context by identifying democratic practices in state institutions based on universal democratic norms. chapters 3 and 4 examine the Gambian judiciary and legislature respectively. chapter 3 discusses the judiciary as the watchdog of the constitution, using every-day law cases to demonstrate judicial independence in The Gambia. chapter 4 on the other hand examines the oversight functions of the legislature by evaluating the roles of PAC/PEC and the Ombudsman as instruments of democratic accountability in The Gambia.

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About the Author

Aboubacar Abdullah Senghore

Aboubacar Abdullah Senghore, Associate Professor of Comparative Law, is the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of The Gambia. 

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