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Region and country Archives: Gambia

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 […]

Concluding Observations, CRC/C/GMB/CO/2-3, 30 January 2015: Gambia

III. Main areas of concern and recommendations B. General principles (arts. 2, 3, 6 and 12) Non-discrimination 29. The Committee welcomes the adoption of the Women’s Act 2010 and the development of the National Gender and Women Empowerment Policy 2010–2020. However, it remains concerned about: (e) The provisions of the 2014 Criminal Code according to […]