Justice and security

Basic Investigative Standards - The Gambia

Global Rights Compliance

Global Rights Compliance is an international humanitarian law and human rights advisory
service committed to supporting states and civil society to achieve accountability for gross
violations of human rights. In 2019, we launched the Basic Investigative Standards for
International Crimes (‘BIS’) as an App aimed at providing professional and non-professional
practitioners across the globe with access to the best practices and basic minimum standards in
the investigation and prosecution of humanitarian and human rights violations.
Accordingly, we are proud to have designed the ‘BIS Manual – The Gambia’ to support the
Gambian Justice Ministry prosecutors in their determined efforts to hold accountable those
responsible for human rights violations. Accountability for those crimes is crucial for building
respect for the rule of law and to deter future abuses.
Along with a contextualised BIS App and a bespoke training programme, it is our hope that
GRC’s ‘BIS Manual – The Gambia’, will provide the Gambian Justice Ministry with practical
information and know-how to help confront the injustices of the Jammeh era and to meet the
challenges presented by the country’s transitional justice process.

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