About | GLR

The GLR was formed in 2017 through Faculty of Law consultation and collaboration with Gambian and international legal and academic partners. Our vision is to create a credible, relevant journal that will benefit legal practitioners, academics, students and others by providing socio-legal, political reports on Gambian-centred international law. Our aim is to encompass wide-ranging authorship that will form a dynamic law review with creativity as well as reports grounded in evidence and research. The GLR is the first and only legal review to come from The Gambia, and it is our hope that it represents the nation within the international legal community.

Online Edition

This publication is displayed online here, and is freely available to access. From this website, readers are able to copy sections of writing for personal use, and each piece may be cited in other works with full referencing. In April each year, the next GLR issue will be uploaded online. In the meantime, submissions accepted after the deadline will be uploaded on a rolling basis, but not included in the print edition.

Print Edition

Initially, hardcopies of each issue uploaded in April will be printed within the University of The Gambia, for use in the Faculty of Law and National libraries. It is our intention to then increase the volume of print publications by 2019. If you wish to request a printed version for personal use or for within an institution, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note from the Dean

As Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of The Gambia, I endorse the Gambia Law Review (GLR), and wholly delight in the process undertaken to establish our first peer reviewed, academic law journal. This publication is the result of the Faculty’s enduring vision both to increase our legal footprint in Gambia and internationally, and to further equip our nation’s own legal academics as prominent authors and researchers. I have become increasingly excited about this project since I first envisioned and assigned it. Advising the process as it has developed, I am fully satisfied with the outcome, and I anticipate its growth. For through the University of The Gambia's GLR, we hope to advance global collaboration and partnerships, to celebrate pan-African research and connection, and to highlight the Gambia as a leading hub and centre of excellence for legal education and innovation.

It is with great pleasure therefore, that I invite you to enjoy Volume 1, Issue 1 of the GLR, as hosted by the Faculty of Law at the University of The Gambia.

Prof Dr Aboubacar Abdullah Senghore, Dean of the Faculty of Law



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