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Friday, April 16, 2021

UN experts on enforced disappearances in Banjul

By Amadou M Jadama

A five-man team of UN experts working group on enforced or involuntary disappearances has arrived in Banjul.
Speaking to journalists on arrival at the Banjul International Airport, Henrikas Mickevicius, a delegate, said they have been invited by the Gambia Government to study the measures adopted by the state to prevent and eradicate enforced disappearances.

“We will also meet government officials to have dialogue with them to give some advice,” he said.
Meanwhile, the PS2 for foreign affairs Saffie Sankareh, said the visit is a manifestation of the government’s resolve to promote transparency, “and at the same time to strengthen the relationship with its international partners.

“As we move to rebuild our nation and in the government’s quest to address most challenges, including issues of human rights violation that have perpetrated over the past 22 years,” she said.

She said the visit is very timely, simple because it will complement government’s efforts in having answers to the many questions that await them.
“As we look to put measures in place that will ensure there is respect for rule of law and good governance. As a ministry we stand ready to assist this mission in attaining its mandate.”

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