On 6 December in The Hague, Netherlands, Gambian Attorney General Minister Abubacarr Tambadou and Justice Rapid Response Executive Director Nina Suomalainen signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to guide their future collaboration in the area of accountability and transitional justice.
Following the ousting of former President Yayha Jammeh, the new government of The Gambia asked Justice Rapid Response to support its efforts to confront past human rights abuses as part of its overall transition justice efforts. Since April 2018, Justice Rapid Response has supported Gambia-led efforts through the deployment of expertise including in forensic, psycho-social support, prosecutions and investigations. More recently, Justice Rapid Response has also begun supporting the work of The Gambia’s recently-established Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission.
Learn more about our work in The Gambia in our short film, “From Fear to Freedom: The Search for Justice in The Gambia“