Below are downloadable documents relating to the TRRC's mandate and its work
TRRC Victim Statement Form
The TRRC hereby invites all persons who suffered human rights violations and abuses perpetrated by the State or its agents from the period July 1994 to January 2017, to submit their complaints to the TRRC by downloading and completing the statement Form below. Persons who have already submitted their complaints and have not testified publicly or privately before the Commission do no need resubmit.
This is to ensure that all genuine complainants are included in the TRRC process and that those persons granted victim status can be considered for reparations. This is in line with the TRRC’s mandate to grant reparations to an applicant who is a victim upon consideration of the evidence received or obtained in order to restore the human and civil dignity of the victim (TRRC Act, 20.1).
Please note that the complaints must be in relation to the TRRC’s mandate and this includes acts of torture, unlawful killings, sexual and gender based violence, enforced disappearances of persons, inhumane and degrading treatment, arbitrary arrest and detention without trial. The completed form must be submitted to the following e-mail address:
Also note that applicants can alternatively submit their statement in person at the TRRC premises or during outreach missions.
The TRRC Interim Report
The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) submitted its Interim Report to the Government of The Gambia on Wednesday, April 29 2020. Bellow is a downloadable copy of the TRRC Interim Report.
COMMISSIONED REPORT TO THE GAMBIA’S TRRC: 1994-2017 – By Abdoulaye Saine, Ph.D.
This report was commissioned by the Truth Reconciliation and Reparation Commission (TRRC) of The Gambia with a view to responding to key prompts, or pre-assigned questions intended to uncover historical, social, political, economic and other antecedents that contributed to gross human rights violations and abuses in the Gambia until 2017. Appropriating analytical tools from the social sciences and political-economy literatures, the report identifies various roles played by individuals, institutions, and the State during two decades of tyranny under former President Jammeh.
The TRRC Act 2017
The TRRC Act 2017 established the TRRC and mandates it to establish a historical record of the nature, causes and extent of violations and abuses of human rights committed during the period July 1994 to January 2017 and to consider the granting of reparation of victims, to promote nation healing and reconciliation as well as promote guarantees of non-recurrence of such violations.