for Human Rights
Banjul area Head office
P.O Box 457, Serrekunda
Kanifing Municipality, Ksmd
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: +220 9892910
The ISHR Gambia chapter in Bakoteh Layout was established
in Banjul on the December 10, 1991 as activists and
monitors of human rights violations and to ensure that
the clauses of the 1948 UN Declaration of Human Rights
are put into force.
The organisation's other functions are to provide aid
to the families of political prisoners, sensitisation
training for law enforcers, reports on prison conditions,
campaign for law reform, organises lectures and workshops.
The NGO's outlook is that African countries are duty
bound to take necessary steps to increase the level
of awareness of the people of Africa as a necessary
means for their comprehension of their basic rights.
Furthermore, that African governments recognise that
the rule of law, respect for human rights and democracy
are pre-requisites for development and social stability.
Finally, the necessity of building a network which will
act to promote, protect and defend human rights.
The Gambian branch office of the International Society
for Human Rights is organised into a number of main
areas. These are as follows:
• Education and training program
• Internship placement scheme
on human rights
• Publications department
c/o German Section
60388 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: ++49-(0) 69-420 108-0
Fax: ++49-(0) 69-420 108-33