The U.S. Department of State’s Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice, Beth Van Schaach, has arrived in The Gambia for a three-day official visit. Ambassador Van Schaach, accompanied by the U.S. Ambassador to The Gambia Sharon L. Cromer, Political and Economic Officer Daniel Capone, and Lucy Stefarth, Africa Team Lead, Office of Global Criminal Justice called on President Adama Barrow at State House earlier today.
The Ambassador is in The Gambia to discuss the country’s transitional justice efforts with Gambian authorities, commend them for the steps taken thus far to reveal the truth about human rights abuses committed in the country, and discuss how the United States can be a partner in efforts to hold those responsible accountable.
Similarly, Ambassador Van Schaach also had an audience with the Chief Justice of The Gambia Hassan B. Jallow, and the Minister of Justice of The Gambia, Dawda Jallow. She’s set to hold series of meetings with rights groups and other senior government officials in the coming days.
Source: US Embassy Banjul.