The campaign was set up in september 2010 in response to increasing number of political killings and human rights abuses taking place in The Gambia.
Between 1994 to 2010 more than 300 people died or disappeared at the hands of the Gambian security forces. The victims includes journalists, Students, political activists, farmers, trade unionists and others who have been fighting for social justice in The Gambia.
The Gambia is currently among the most dangerous place for independent journalism. In 2008 Amnesty International produced a special report Gambia fear rules.
CHRG aims to raise awareness of the increasing critical human rights situation in The Gambia and to mobilise public opinions to put pressure on the Gambia government to protect its citizens and to fully investigate these killings.
Its current chairman is Arthur West Trade Unionist