Friday, December 15, 2017

Gambia court-martial continues

The treason court-martial in Gambia is ongoing, with additional reports of courtroom proceedings here and here. Three things leap out. First, the reporting is detailed, rather than generic, although there isn't any analysis. Second, the proceedings seem familiar in the sense that they broadly resemble what one would expect in a court-martial or, for that matter, a civilian criminal trial in a common law country. And third, the proceedings have been open to the media (and the media are willing to dedicate the resources). The authorities deserve credit for transparency.

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