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Elections | Human Rights Council Pledging Event 2021

This week in an online event, 10 candidate States publicly spoke to an audience of around 200 people on their pledges as incoming Human Rights Council members for 2022 – 2024. They also faced questions on pressing human rights issues from both States and civil society organisations.

The Gambia: Protect defenders of women’s rights

In a joint report, ISHR and ACDHRS call on CEDAW to ensure that the concerns of WHRDs in The Gambia are well reflected, that their work is safeguarded and recognised, and to strengthen its response to reprisals in line with recently issued treaty body guidelines.

The Gambia: Briefing Paper on the situation of human rights defenders

(Geneva) - The Gambia is scheduled to be reviewed at the 20th session of the Universal Periodic Review in October 2014. Restrictive legislation, judicial harassment, defamation, arbitrary arrest, disappearances and impunity mean that human rights defenders remain at significant risk in The Gambia.