Passage of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Act 2019

National Human Rights Commission
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The NHRC Act establishes a Commission for the promotion and protection of human rights in The Gambia.
* The Commission shall consist of five people (including at least two women):
* These five commissioners, all of whom are appointed by the President on the recommendation of the selection panel made of representative from the Association of NonGovernmental organisation (TANGO), the Gambia Bar Association (GBA), the Gambia
Federation of the Disabled, the National Youth Council (NYC), the Female Lawyers' Association of The Gambia (FLAG), the Gambia Press Union (GPU) and a government representative (who is not entitled to vote).
* The NHRC is authorised to investigate and consider complaints of human rights violations in The Gambia, including violations by private persons and entities

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

* Commissioners have been appointed and sworn in
* Training of commissioners has commenced
* First newsletter has been issued

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

One Million Two Hundred US Dollars 1, 200,000 USD

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner
The Association of Non-Governmental organisation (TANGO)
The Gambia Bar Association (GBA)
The Gambia Federation of the Disabled
The National Youth Council (NYC)
The Female Lawyers' Association of The Gambia (FLAG)
The Gambia Press Union (GPU)
A government representative (who is not entitled to vote)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)