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Name: Truth, Reparations And Reconciliation Act, 2017 (No. 9 of 2017).
Country: Gambia
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2017-12-13
Entry into force:
ISN: GMB-2017-L-110052
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=110052&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Law Hub Gambia PDF PDF (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2020-06-30)
Abstract/Citation: The TRRC Act provides for the establishment of the historical record of the nature, causes and extent of violations and abuses of human rights committed during the period July 1994 to January 2017 and to consider the granting of reparation of victims.

The main objectives of the TRRC, pursuant to Section 13 of the Act, are to:

(a) create an impartial historical record of violations and abuses of human rights from July 1994 to January 2017, in order to
(i) promote healing and reconciliation,
(ii) respond to the needs of the victims,
(iii) address impunity, and
(iv) prevent a repetition of the violations and abuses suffered by making recommendations for the establishment of appropriate preventive mechanisms including institutional and legal reforms;

(b) establish and make known the fate or whereabouts of disappeared victims;

(c) provide victims an opportunity to relate their own accounts of the violations and abuses suffered; and

(d) grant reparations to victims in appropriate cases.

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