UN Expert on Transitional Justice to Review Progress in The Gambia

11/25/2019

The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Fabian Salvioli, will carry out an official visit to The Gambia from 20 to 27 November 2019.

The UN expert will examine the progress made in redressing the legacies of massive past violations and abuses committed during Yahya Jammeh's regime (1994-2017).

During Jammeh's rule, the country was plagued by disregard for the rule of law, infringements of human rights and civil liberties, and the existence of a repressive state apparatus accused of committing gross human rights violations against anyone considered to be critical of or threatening to the regime. Arbitrary detentions, torture, enforced disappearances, and extrajudicial executions were routine.

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