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Despite significant progress in the realization of the right to truth, justice and reparation for the massive human rights violations committed during the Yahya Jammeh presidency, there were delays in providing access to justice and adequate reparations to victims. Draconian laws continued to threaten human rights, including the right to freedom of expression and media freedom. A national law to prevent and punish the use of torture was passed. The ban on female genital mutilation was not effectively enforced. Court proceedings started into the deaths in 2022 of more than 60 children after ingesting a cough syrup. The right to a healthy environment was threatened by overfishing and fishmeal factories.

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