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UN Human Rights mechanisms make recommendations to The Gambia©

UN Human Rights mechanisms make recommendations to The Gambia

16 octobre 2015 In 2014 and 2015, different UN Human Rights Mechanisms have made recommendations to the Gambia to improve the protection of human rights in the country.

The Gambia passed the review before three different treaty bodies : The Committee on the Rights of the Child (January 2015), Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (February 2015) and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (July 2015).

Furthermore, The Gambia went through the second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review in October 2014. The outcome document was adopted in March 2015.
In November 2014, the Special Rapporteur on Torture and the Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions conducted a joint visit to the Gambia. Their reports were presented during the Human Rights Council in March 2015 and in June 2015 respectively.

You can find the different documents here :

Committee on the Rights of the Child :
Concluding Observations on the combined second and third periodic reports of the Gambia.
http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CRC/C/GMB/CO/2-3%20&Lang=En

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights :
Concluding Observations on the initial report of the Gambia. http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=E/C.12/GMB/CO/1&Lang=En

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women :
Concluding Observations on the combined fourth and fifth periodic reports of the Gambia.
http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW/C/GMB/CO/4-5&Lang=En

Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment : Mission to the Gambia
http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G15/051/28/PDF/G1505128.pdf?OpenElement

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions : Mission to the Gambia
http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?si=A/HRC/29/37/Add.2
Universal Periodic Review : Second Cycle
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/GMSession20.aspx