High Court Judge


Hon. Justice Sidi K. Jobarteh

Hon. Justice Sidi K. Jobarteh stands as a beacon of legal excellence and trailblazing leadership within The Gambia's judiciary. With a Master's degree in Human Rights and Justice, she has carved an illustrious path in the legal domain, marked by her unwavering commitment to justice and the rule of law.


Justice Jobarteh's journey in the legal field began with her tenure as a magistrate, where her astute adjudication and dedication to fairness propelled her to the position of Principal Magistrate. Rising through the ranks, she eventually ascended to the esteemed position of High Court Judge, a testament to her exceptional legal acumen and dedication to upholding the principles of justice.


Throughout her illustrious career, Justice Jobarteh has held diverse and impactful roles, each underscored by her steadfast commitment to justice. As the Chairperson of the Children's Court and the Industrial Tribunal, she demonstrated a keen understanding of specialized legal areas, ensuring equitable outcomes for all parties involved. Her service as a Coroner and Magistrate in the Election Revising Court further exemplifies her dedication to thorough investigation and the integrity of democratic processes.


Justice Jobarteh's influence extends beyond the courtroom. Her dedication to enhancing the legal system is evident through her role in training magistrates and law enforcement personnel in juvenile justice, emphasizing her commitment to fostering a fair and just legal environment for all individuals.


A trailblazer in her own right, Justice Jobarteh made history as the first female judge to be posted at the provinces as a Provincial Judge, covering three regions and presiding at the High Court Complex in Banjul. This milestone speaks volumes about her resilience, determination, and ability to break barriers in the pursuit of justice.


Currently designated at the Special Criminal Division, Justice Jobarteh continues to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and integrity in her role as a Judge, leaving an indelible mark on the legal landscape of The Gambia. Her exemplary leadership is further evidenced by her election and service as the Secretary of The Gambia Judges’ Association, where she works tirelessly to promote collegiality and uphold the integrity of the judiciary.


Hon. Justice Sidi K. Jobarteh's remarkable career is a testament to her unwavering dedication to justice, her profound expertise in the legal domain, and her relentless pursuit of fairness and equality under the law. Her legacy serves as an inspiration to aspiring legal professionals and stands as a testament to the transformative power of principled leadership within the judiciary.