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Region and country Archives: Gambia

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/GMB/CO/4-5, 24 July 2015: Gambia

C. Principal areas of concern and recommendations Education 32. The Committee commends the State party for achieving gender parity in enrolment in primary education and for setting up a trust fund for girls’ education, but remains concerned about: (e) The lack of adequate gender and age-appropriate sexual and reproductive health rights education in schools; 33. […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, A/HRC/29/37/Add.2, 11 May 2015: Gambia

II. General background Human rights overview 10. The country is characterized by disregard for the rule of law, infringements of civil liberties and the existence of a repressive State apparatus. State institutions are weak and under the influence and control of the executive power, namely the President. Transparency and accountability in public affairs are scarce […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture, A/HRC/28/68/Add.4, 16 March 2015: Gambia

III. Assessment of the situation A. Practice of torture and ill-treatment 2. National Intelligence Agency 24. However, testimonies of persons who had been held either at the National Intelligence Agency headquarters or in other “unofficial places of detention” revealed an ongoing practice whereby persons were held incommunicado for many days or weeks in inhumane conditions […]