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  1. Gambia - Human rights - Law, Act

    Truth, Reparations And Reconciliation Act, 2017 (No. 9 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-13 | GMB-2017-L-110052

    The TRRC Act provides for the establishment of the historical record of the nature, causes and extent of violations and abuses of human rights committed during the period July 1994 to January 2017 and to consider the granting of reparation of victims.

    The main objectives of the TRRC, pursuant to Section 13 of the Act, are to:

    (a) create an impartial historical record of violations and abuses of human rights from July 1994 to January 2017, in order to
    (i) promote healing and reconciliation,
    (ii) respond to the needs of the victims,
    (iii) address impunity, and
    (iv) prevent a repetition of the violations and abuses suffered by making recommendations for the establishment of appropriate preventive mechanisms including institutional and legal reforms;

    (b) establish and make known the fate or whereabouts of disappeared victims;

    (c) provide victims an opportunity to relate their own accounts of the violations and abuses suffered; and

    (d) grant reparations to victims in appropriate cases.

  2. Gambia - Human rights - Law, Act

    National Human Rights Commission Act, 2017 (No. 8 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-13 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-13 | GMB-2017-L-110053

    The NHRC Act establishes a Commission for the promotion and protection of human rights in The Gambia. The Commission shall consist of five people ( including at least two women):
    - Chairperson who must be a legal practitioner of not less than ten years post-call experience and has an additional at least five years of experience in promotion or protection of human rights in any capacity;
    - A vice-chairperson who has acquired not less than five years expertise in his or her field; and
    - three other members.

  3. Gambia - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Political Activities (Suspension) Decree, 1994 (Decree No. 4).

    Adoption: 1994-08-04 | GMB-1994-R-41561

    Renders illegal any political activities.


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