Gambia: Initial Report, 1986-1992


The report contains a short introduction plus a description of the implementation of the different Articles of the Charter.

From the Introduction: “In The Gambia the rights on the Charter are provided for either specifically by law or administratively. All persons living in The Gambia or who are subject to The Gambia's jurisdiction, therefore, enjoy the rights guaranteed in the Charter without distinction as to race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Generally civil and political rights are legislatively guaranteed under Chapter 3 of the Constitution. This chapter which is entrenched i.e. its repeal or amendment requires not only the approval of Parliament but also the consent of the majority of citizens expressed through a free and fair referendum [and] provides for all the civil and political rights which are recognised under the major international instruments.”

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