The All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group (PHRG) &
The Africa All-Party Parliamentary Group
Invite you to a panel discussion on
Human Rights The Gambia
6th July from 10-11am IPU Room, Off Westminster Hall
Chair: Anne McLaughlin MP
Stephen Cockburn – Deputy Regional Director, West and Central Africa, Amnesty International;
Lucy Freeman – CEO, Media Legal Defence Initiative;
Alieu Badara Ceesay – Founder, Campaign for Human Rights in The Gambia UK;
& additional speaker – TBC
Please join us:
- to discuss concerns about the current situation in the Gambia, particularly in the run-up to Presidential elections in December;
- to consider how recent political developments affect security in the region and more widely;
- to explore how space for civil society, independent media and opposition can be better protected, and good governance and greater tolerance encouraged; and,
- to reflect on how UK Parliamentarians and the UK Government, as well as the international community more generally, can constructively engage on these issues.
NB- For those attending from outside of parliament- please enter via Cromwell Green Visitors entrance and allow at least 20 minutes to clear security.
Space is limited so please register using the button to the Eventbrite page below. The password is Gambia.