20 Jan THE GAMBIA: Human Rights Training for Gambian State Intelligence Service
Jellofnrews reports on a three day training workshop, part of a human rights building program, conducted to provide training to The Gambia’s State Intelligence Service (SIS). Attended by 40 SIS officers, the program was organized by the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA). The program was funded by the British Embassy in Banjul. At the close of the training, the Director General of the SIS, Ousman Sowe, welcomed the initiative and stated, “Let us use the human rights based approach in conducting our daily activities of ensuring national security.” According to the article, IHRDA’s Executive Director, Gaye Sowe thanked the SIS Management for inviting to the training participants from sister agencies. He added that Gambia has very progressive laws but the biggest challenge is their implementation.
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