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The Gambia
(1,420 words)

Volume I: National Reports 1979

Sir Joseph Wiseham1

Formerly known as the Colony and Protectorate of The Gambia, the country became an independent state on 18 Feb. 1965 and an independent member of the Commonwealth (The Gambia Independence Order, 1965, S.I. no. 135 of 1965). The government was a constitutional monarchy with a Governor-General representing Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II. In 1970 the Gambia became a republic within the Commonwealth,…

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Sir Joseph Wiseham, “The Gambia”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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