The Gambia’s Truth Commission Continues to Confront Abuses Under Past President’s Regime


On 15 October 2018, The Gambia established its own Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission to address widespread human rights violations under former president Yayha Jammeh's 22-year rule. On January 7, 2019, hearings officially began before a commission comprised of 11 people.

Last month, testimonies before the commission continued from those directly involved in the most serious crimes, revealing the horrors experienced by Gambians under the Jammeh regime — including the consequences of a failed December 2014 coup attempt to overthrow Jammeh.

Extensive human rights violations under Yahya Jammeh left Gambians with numerous cases to process. The plan is to hear testimonies for the next two years.

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