CSVR | CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF VIOLENCE AND RECONCILIATION
In February 1965, The Gambia gained independence from colonial Britain, becoming a republic in April 1970. Dawda Jawara, head of the People’s Progressive Party, was the first prime minister and first elected president of independent Gambia. In July 1981, the government prevented a coup with the help of Senegalese forces. In 1982, Jawara and Senegalese...
The Gambian Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (2018-present) was mandated to investigate and establish an impartial historical record of the nature, causes and extent of violations and abuses of human rights committed during the period of 1994 to 2017, and to consider the granting of reparations to victims and for connected matters. According to its...
The Gambian National Assembly passed the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Act on 13 December 2017 and the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) was established on 13 January 2018. The commission was mandated to investigate and establish an impartial historical record of the human rights violations committed from July 1994 to January 2017 under former...