Republic of The Gambia

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports
  • State Department - Country Documents
  • USCIS RIC Report - GMB 01001.ZHN - Information on residence and citizenship status by marriage to a Gambian citizen and the legality of Islamic marriage - Oct 2000 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Citizenship and Nationality - June 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GMB104977.FE - Whether the National Identity Number, NIN, is permanent or may be modified - October 2014 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • U.S. Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012(PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Children - November 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Coalition to Stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Corruption - June 2011 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Disabilities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Disability - November 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Election Guide
  • Human Rights Watch Group - More Fear Than Fair: Gambia’s 2016 Presidential Election – Nov. 2016 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Ethnic groups - November 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Mandinka

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Mandinka - November 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Refugee Documentation Center of Ireland
    • Situation of the Mandinka ethnic group in The Gambia, in particular treatment by the government/government agents; information on the treatment of the Mandinka ethnic group by the Gambian government was scarce among sources available to the RDC - 2009 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Fula (Fulakunda, Fulani)

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Fula (Fulakunda, Fulani) - November 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Wolof

Foreign Government Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Jola

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Jola - November 2013 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Serahuli

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Serahuli - November 2013 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Aku

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Aku - November 2013 (PDF)

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Gender

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2017 (PDF),  2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Women - November 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GMB41486.E - Gambia: Response of police and other state authorities to reports of family disputes or threats by family members; legal recourse available to such victims, particularly females - April 2003 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • USCIS RIC Report - Human Rights Since The July 1994 Coup - Jan 1995 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Human Rights - November 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International - 2018 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • Amnesty International
    • Dangerous To Dissent Human Rights Under Threat in Gambia - June 2016 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2017 (PDF),  2016 (PDF)

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Justice System

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Judiciary - November 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GMB104524.FE - Treatment of members and supporters of the National Reconciliation Party (NRP) by the authorities and other groups - Aug. 2013 (PDF)
    • GMB103933.FE - Gambia : Charges laid against General Lang Tombong Tamba; whether he was convicted; individuals who testified against him, including the position these people occupied and their relationship with General Lang Tombong Tamba - Dec 2011 (PDF)
    • GMB41486.E - Gambia: Response of police and other state authorities to reports of family disputes or threats by family members; legal recourse available to such victims, particularly females - April 2003 (PDF) (SEE RELIGION)
    • GMB102899.E - Gambia: Treatment of members and supporters of the Gambia Students Union (GAMSU) - July 2008 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch Reports - 2018 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • State of Fear: Arbitrary Arrests, Torture, and Killings - September 2015 (PDF)

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Law

  • Criminal Code (Amendment) Act - 2014 (PDF)
  • Refugee Act of 2008 - Gambia - 2008 (PDF)
  • Constitution of the Republic of Gambia - 2002 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • Making Love a Crime: Criminalization of Same-Sex Conduct in Sub-Saharan Afica - April 2013 (PDF)
  • Refugee Documentation Centre of Ireland
    • How enforceable/prevalent is Sharia law in Gambia? - 2009 (PDF)

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Maps

Foreign Government Reports

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Medical Availability

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Medical Issues - November 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
Intergovernmental Organization Reports
  • World Health Organization Page

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GMB105841.E - Information on the treatment of members or supporters of the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) Party by authorities – July 2017 (PDF)
    • GMB105330.E - People's Progressive Party (PPP), including structure and leadership; treatment of members and supporters of the party by authorities - October 2015 (PDF)
    • GMB104551.E - Treatment of members and supporters of the United Democratic Party (UDP) - Aug. 2013 (PDF)
    • GMB103435.E - Gambia: Treatment of members and supporters of the United Democratic Party (UDP) - March 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch - 2018 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Legislation
  • Refugee Act of 2008 - Gambia - 2008 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Religion - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom Report - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Religious Freedom - November 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Institute on Religion and Public Policy Report - Gambia (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons - November 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GMB41888.E - Gambia: Situation of homosexuals (gays and lesbians) in Gambia, and treatment by government authorities and general public; whether homosexuality is illegal, and legal procedures and consequences for homosexuals - Sept 2003 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International
    • Making Love a Crime: Criminalization of Same-Sex Conduct in Sub-Saharan Afica - April 2013 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2018 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Female Genital Mutilation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Female Genital Mutilation - 2012 (PDF)
  • Department of State - The Gambia: Report on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or Female Genital Cutting (FGC) - Nov. 2003 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Nov. 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GMB106103.FE - The Gambia: The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM); treatment of people and NGOs who oppose the practice; state protection provided to victims and to people who oppose the practice – May 2018 (PDF)
    • GMB104523.FE - The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), and the treatment of people and NGOs who oppose the practice, as well as the state protection provided to victims and to people who oppose the practice - Aug. 2013 (PDF)
    • GMB43496.E - Gambia: The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), including the ethnic groups among which the practice is prevalent; the existence of any law banning the practice; attitudes of government authorities toward the practice; state protection available to victims and to people who oppose the practice - Apr. 2005 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Child Soldiers

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Child Soldiers Global Report - Gambia - 2008 (PDF)

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Freedom of Speech and Media - November 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Timeline

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Recent Events - 2011 (PDF)
Media

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Trafficking

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Tracking - June 2011 (PDF)

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Terrorism

Not Available


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Torture

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF)

 

Updated July 10, 2018

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