About Us

ABOUT THE TRRC

WHAT IS THE TRUTH, RECONCILIATION AND REPARATIONS COMMISSION?

 The TRRC is a place for all Gambians to join in uncovering the truth, seeking justice and ensuring grave violations of human rights never happens again in our nation.

PURPOSE

 The TRRC is established to acknowledge the truth of what happened from 1994 to 2016 during the regime of President Yahya Jammeh, to ensure justice and reparations for the victims affected during this period, to promote national reconciliation and healing, and to ensure that what happened in our country never again happens.

APPROACH

 We turn to transitional justice at times when atrocities and suffering are so widespread that the usual legal or community approaches to addressing such crimes cannot handle the magnitude of the pain, social upheaval and injustice inflicted.

INCLUSION

 Gambia’s TRRC fosters an inclusive national discourse encompassing all sectors of the Gambian community. Gambians of all genders, ages, faiths, ethnicities and political affiliations are invited and encouraged to participate.   

A GAMBIAN PROCESS

In every context, adopting a truth commission requires a unique approach adapted to the specific challenges and opportunities of that place. The TRRC is firmly grounded in a commitment to establish a Gambian-led process that is unique to our needs and innovates based on the highest standards currently guiding the field of transitional justice around the world.

A TRRC that is adaptive and Gambian-led will move beyond replicating other transitional justice experiences to create new approaches that best respond to the needs, demands, challenges and culture of our own context. 

We are looking forward to hearing your voice at future TRRC events, online and in the form of a statement to the commission.

Statement taking is expected to start in OCTOBER, 2018.  Details and updates will be made available here.

MEET THE TRRC

The Commissioner selection and appointment process is currently underway. A public announcement of Commissioners’ appointments is expected early May, 2018.