Monday, May 27

African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies

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  • Human Rights Procedures
  • Documentation
  • Internship Programmes
  • Research
  • Training and Education
  • Publications


Region : Banjul
Area : Senegambia
Address : ACDHRS Building near Senegambia,
P.O.Box 2728 Serrekunda The Gambia
First Name : MS.Hanna
Surname : Foster
Job Title : Executive Director
Phone Number #1 : 220 4462341
Phone Number #2 : 220 4462342
Fax Number : 220 4462338
Website :
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The African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies(ACDHRS) is independent, non-profit regional human rights NGO based in Banjul, The Gambia. It was set up in 1989 by an Act of Parliament of the Republic of The Gambia. However, 1995, the African Centre was re-launched, thereby repealing the Act, and thus making the Centre a truly independent, autonomous and pan-African NGO.

The African Centre seeks to promote the awareness and adherence of human rights and democratic principles throughout the African continent.

The African Centre promotes human rights and democracy issues in the African continent through training, advocacy, networking, action-oriented research, publications and documentation.

The African Centre builds bridges between Inter-Governmental Organisations (IGOs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), as well as between and among NGOs. It maintains networks of communications, human rights education and research among others.

The African Centre is governed by a Board of eminent African personalities with vast experience and knowledge in the field of human rights and democracy issues in Africa. The Board also comprises of an Advisory Committee whose members are drawn from Africa and beyond.