Hon. Idrissa Sow

Idrissa Sow

Commissioner

Honourable Commissioner Idrissa Sow, a Senegalese, was elected as a member of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in October 2021 and sworn into office on 15 November 2021. He is the Chairperson of the Working Group on the Death Penalty, Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killings and Enforced Disappearances in Africa; Vice-Chairperson of the Working Group on Specific Issues Related to the Work of the Commission; Member of the Working Group on Older Persons and People with Disabilities in Africa; Member of the Working Group on Communications; and Member of the Resolutions Committee.

Honourable Sow has expertise in the Law of International Organizations, Human Rights Litigation, International Criminal Law, Community Law, Justice – Rule of Law, Fundamental Rights, Public International Law, and Administrative Litigation. 

He currently works as Counsellor at the Supreme Court of Senegal. He has worked previously as Legal Auditor at the ECOWAS Court of Justice; Lecturer on ‘Disputes at the Community Level’ at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the Université Cheikh Anta Diop; Auditor at the Supreme Court of Senegal; Sitting Judge at the Regional Court Hors Classe, Dakar, among others.

Honourable Sow, who holds a doctorate degree in public law, works in French but is also proficient in English.

Special Mechanisms Appointments
Session Special Mechanisms Role/Functions Resolutions Date de début Date de fin Type
69th Ordinary Session Comité sur les Résolutions Working Group Member Résolution sur la reconstitution du Comité des Résolutions - CADHP/Res. 496 (LXIX)2021 New
69th Ordinary Session Groupe de travail sur les Questions spécifiques relatives au travail de la Commission Working Group Member Résolution sur la reconstitution du Groupe de travail sur les questions spécifiques liées au travail de la Commission - CADHP/Res. 499 (LXIX)2021 New
69th Ordinary Session Le Groupe de travail sur la Peine de mort et les Exécutions extrajudiciaires, sommaires ou arbitraires en Afrique Working Group Chairperson Résolution sur la reconstitution du Groupe de Travail sur la Peine de Mort, les Exécutions Extrajudiciaires, Sommaires ou Arbitraires et les Disparitions Forcées en Afrique - CADHP/Res. 500 (LXIX)2021 New
69th Ordinary Session Groupe de Travail sur les Communications Working Group Member Résolution sur la recomposition du Groupe de travail sur les industries extractives, l’environnement et les violations des droits de l’homme en Afrique - CADHP/Res. 502 (LXIX)2021 New
69th Ordinary Session Groupe de travail sur les Droits des Personnes agées et des Personnes handicapées Working Group Member Résolution sur la recomposition du Groupe de Travail sur les Droits des Personnes Agées et des Personnes Handicapées en Afrique - CADP/Res. 506 (LXIX)2021 New
73rd Public Ordinary Session Comité pour la Prévention de la Torture en Afrique Committee Vice-chairperson Resolution on the Renewal of the Mandate and reconstitution of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa and the Appointment of its Members - ACHPR/Res.535 (LXXIII) 2022 New
SessionRoles/FunctionsDate de débutDate de finType
69th Ordinary SessionCommissioner New