CSVR | CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF VIOLENCE AND RECONCILIATION
The Gambia became independent from Britain in 1965, with Dawda Jawara at the helm as prime minister. Jawara was elected as president in 1970, when the Gambia officially became a republic. In 1981, an attempted coup was suppressed with help from Senegal, ultimately causing the deaths of 500 people. In 1994, a successful coup resulted...
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...
Baba Galleh Jallow is a Gambian academic and journalist who was appointed as Executive Secretary of the Gambian Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) in February 2018. He was instrumental in shaping the structure of the Gambia truth commission model.
Gaye Sowe is the Executive Director of the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA). He was a member of the Constitutional Review Commission for The Gambia. Sowe has risen from the ranks of Legal Officer, Senior Legal Officer and Director of Programmes, and has spent more than 15 years in IHRDA.