It is with great sadness and sorrow that the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) learnt about the passing away of His Excellency Badara Alieu Joof, Deputy President of The Republic of The Gambia, on Wednesday, 18th January 2023.
His Excellency was a leading figure and a great champion of human rights committed to the promotion and protection of Human and Peoples’ Rights on the continent. It was an honor for the Commission to have had His Excellency Badara Alieu Joof officially opened the 73rd Ordinary Session of the Commission held in Banjul, The Gambia, from 20 October to 8 November 2022.
The Commission expresses its sincere condolences to the bereaved family, the Government and the People of The Gambia.
May his soul rest in peace.
Honorable Commissioner Rémy Ngoy Lumbu,
Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights