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Gambia: Truth Commission Should Ban Amnesties For Most Serious Crimes

December 13, 2017
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Yahya Jammeh ruled Gambia from July 1994 to January 2017

(Human Rights Watch) Gambia’s truth commission bill, to be debated Wednesday 13th December 2017, is an important opportunity to shed light on human rights violations committed during the rule of former President Yahya Jammeh, Human Rights Watch said.

The National Assembly should amend the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission bill to prohibit amnesties for those responsible for extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, rape, or torture, accordance with international law and practice.