Press Release: The election and appointment of Ms. Janet Ramatoulie Sallah – Njie as Commissioner of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR)

BANJUL, October 20, 2021: The 39th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union held on October 14-15, 2021 at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia elected and successfully appointed Ms. Janet Ramatoulie Sallah -Njie as Commissioner of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) for a 6-year term.

Ms. Sallah – Njie collected 40 votes from the 42 African Union Member States that were eligible to vote. The other candidates came from three countries in the Western Region of the African Union.

This development further demonstrates the success of The Gambia’s proactive foreign policy stance under the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad. It will allow The Gambia to continue to contribute to the promotion of respect for human rights and democratic governance on the African continent.

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The collaborative effort of the Attorney General’s Office and the Ministry of Justice also contributed to the aforementioned national success.

The Gambian delegation to the Executive Council session was led by His Excellency Mr. Mamadou Tangara, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad. He was accompanied by Her Excellency Ambassador Jainaba Jagne, Permanent Representative to the African Union.

Ya Awa Touray

Communications Officer

Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

International cooperation and Gambians abroad

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Banjul

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