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The new government committed to reforming several repressive laws and reforming the security forces. Steps were taken to begin a transitional justice process.
Africa Business and Human Rights

Declaration on the Impact of the Fishing Industry on Human Rights in West Africa and the Need for Intervention by States and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Amnesty International and other civil society organizations participated to the Coalition for Fisheries Transparency’s Western Africa Regional Workshop. They subsequently adopted a declaration on the impact of the fishing industry on human rights and the need for intervention by states and the...
Africa Censorship and Freedom of Expression

The Gambia: Some welcome commitments but progress needed in key areas: Human Rights Council adopts Universal Periodic Review outcome on the Gambia

Amnesty International welcomes Gambia’s acceptance of a range of recommendations, particularly those urging the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture, the abolition of the death penalty, those aimed at preventing excessive use of force by law enforcement agencies...