Ndiamé Gaye

A Tribute to Commissioner Ndiamé Gaye, Who Fought Against Enforced Disappearances in Africa

REDRESS is saddened to hear about the passing of Commissioner Ndiamé Gaye, from Senegal, who had been appointed to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in July 2020.

In the past year, REDRESS staff worked closely with Commissioner Gaye in his capacity of Chairperson of the Working Group on Death Penalty, Extra-Judicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killings and Enforced Disappearances to raise awareness about enforced disappearances in Africa and assist victims in their efforts to obtain justice and reparations.

Commissioner Gaye was one of the speakers during the webinar that we held on 26 August 2020, ahead of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance on 30 August, “The Forgotten Victims of Enforced Disappearance in Africa”, where participants discussed the struggle faced by victims of enforced disappearances in Africa to obtain justice, truth and reparations.

We are indebted for the commitment that Commissioner Gaye showed to fighting enforced disappearance in the continent.

REDRESS extends its sympathy to Commissioner Gaye’s family and to the African Commission.

It has been an honour for our staff to work with Commissioner Gaye, and we hope to continue his efforts to address the human rights violations that victims of enforced disappearances endure in Africa.