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Assembly approves human rights commissioners

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By Tabora Bojang The National Assembly yesterday approved the nomination of five candidates for appointment as members of the newly instituted National Human Rights Commission. The National Assembly passed the National Human Rights Commission Act in 2017, which was assented to by President Barrow in January this year. The commission is tasked with enhancing the promotion and protection of human rights in The Gambia. Moving the motion for approval at the Assembly, Samba Jallow, a member of the Public Appointment Standing Committee of the Assembly, said the committee in approving the candidates took cognisance of the statutory requirements provided under the Human Rights Commission Act of 2017, which empowers the president to make appointments for members of the commission who shall be of high morals and proven integrity in human rights. According to Honourable Jallow who doubles as the minority leader of National Assembly, the Public Appointment Committee was satisfied with the academic records of the candidates with proven records of respect for human rights. The members are Emmanuel Daniel Joof, Jainaba Johm, Njundu Drammeh, Imam Alhaji Baba Muhtarr Leigh and Dr Agnes Adama Campbell nee Kallay.]]>

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