High Court Judge


Hon. Justice Isatou Janneh

Hon. Justice Isatou Janneh is a distinguished figure within The Gambia's judicial landscape, celebrated for her profound impact on the legal system. With a career spanning various judicial roles, Justice Janneh has earned a reputation for her unwavering commitment to justice and her extensive expertise in both civil and criminal law.


Her journey into the realm of law commenced with her tenure as a seasoned magistrate, where she honed her skills and demonstrated exceptional dedication. Notably, she served as the Principal Magistrate for the Kanifing Magistrates Court, where her astute adjudication and profound understanding of legal intricacies earned her respect and admiration from her peers.


Justice Janneh's contributions extend beyond the courtroom. She played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Social Security Tribunal, drafting its foundational rules and regulations, thereby facilitating fair and equitable resolutions in social security disputes. Additionally, her leadership as the Chairperson of the University Staff Tribunal underscores her commitment to ensuring institutional fairness and integrity.


Her dedication to upholding democratic principles is evident through her involvement as an Election Revising Magistrate for the crucial 2016 and 2021 presidential elections. Furthermore, her service as a Coroner for inquests underscores her commitment to thorough investigation and due process.


Justice Janneh's pursuit of excellence is reflected in her relentless pursuit of further education and training. She has obtained certificates from esteemed institutions such as the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Department of Justice, the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association, and the UNODC. These certifications, focusing on various aspects of judicial practice including financial investigation, asset recovery, case management, sentencing guidelines, and judicial ethics, attest to her continuous efforts to enhance her expertise and stay abreast of evolving legal standards.


Currently serving at the Bundung High Court, Justice Janneh continues to exemplify excellence and leadership in her field. Her roles as the chairperson for both the industrial tribunal and children’s court highlight her versatility and dedication to resolving diverse legal matters with fairness and compassion. Additionally, her involvement as the social secretary of the Gambia Judges’ Association underscores her commitment to fostering camaraderie and collaboration within the judiciary.


Isatou Janneh's remarkable journey as a High Court Judge in The Gambia serves as a testament to her unwavering dedication to justice, her profound expertise in the legal domain, and her enduring commitment to upholding the rule of law.