ABOUT THE TRRC
WHAT IS THE TRUTH, RECONCILIATION AND REPARATIONS COMMISSION?
The TRRC mandate is laid out in the TRRC Act passed in 2017 by the National Assembly. This mandate asks our commission to research and investigate past human rights violation in order to establish a clear historical record of what happened during the presidency of Yahya Jammeh and to contribute to seeking justice for the victims of his regime. The TRRC mandate extends beyond investigative functions to include the responsibility of designing a national reparation program that will contribute to repairing the harm done to victims of human rights violations. The TRRC mandate also includes the option of recommending prosecution or amnesty for alleged perpetrators
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.