Report on Citizenship Law : The Gambia

Published: 23/Mar/2021
Source: GLOBALCIT, European University Institute

By Gaye Sowe and Maria Saine

This report is organised as follows. The first part sets out the historical background of the legal framework of the Gambia’s citizenship regime. It looks at both the colonial history and the constitutional history of the Gambia’s citizenship laws. The second part looks at the current citizenship regime. It focuses both on a textual reading of the statutory provisions as well as the legal and political context informing the various and related amendments. The third part looks at the recent and current political debates and reform plans and is followed by the conclusion of the report.


Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: Gambia
Year: 2021