Briefing on Gambia’s Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2014

This Human Dignity Trust's briefing details how the new Criminal Code of the Gambia (2014) further criminalises lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals.

On 9 October 2014, Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh signed his assent to the Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2014, passed by the Gambian Parliament on 25 August 2014.

This briefing note of the Human Dignity Trust explains how the Act further criminalises the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Gambia by detailing the implications of the law.