18th Extra-Ordinary Session
29 July to 7 August 2015, Nairobi, Kenya
Concluding Observations and Recommendations on the Combined periodic report of the Republic of Senegal on implementation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (2004 – 2013)
1. The Republic of Senegal is a State Party to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter) having ratified it on 13 June 1982.
2. The Republic of Senegal presented its combined (8th, 9th, 10th and 11th) periodic report, in accordance with Article 62 of the African Charter, at the 56th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) held from 21 April to 7 May 2015 in Banjul (The Gambia).
3. . The Report was presented by a Delegation of the Republic of Senegal (the Delegation), led by His Excellency Professor Cheikh Tidiane THIAM, Ambassador to the Cabinet of the Senegalese Minister for Foreign Affairs, Head of Delegation
- Professor Saliou NDIAYE, Ambassador of Senegal in the Gambia
- Mr Mouhamadou Moustapha SEYE, Director of Human Rights at the Senegalese Ministry of Justice
- Mr Ndongo DIENG, Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Mr El Hadj Magatte NDAW, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Mrs Dieynaba TOURE BATHILY, First Counselor at the Embassy of Senegal in The Gambia
- Mr Mouhamadou Moustapha THIOUNE, Director of Public Freedoms, Senegalese Ministry of Interior
- Mr Ibrahima DEME, Director of the Promotion of Good Governance at the Senegalese Ministry of African Integration, NEPAD and the Promotion of Good Governance
- Mrs Astou SYLLA, Senegalese Ministry of Women, Family and Childhood
4. The Report underscores progress made by the Republic of Senegal in the area of human and peoples’ rights as well as legislative, administrative and other measures taken to implement provisions of the African Charter, since Senegal presented its combined (3rd to 7th) periodic report at the 34th Ordinary Session held from 6 to 20 November 2003 in Banjul, The Gambia.
5. The present Concluding Observations highlight the positive aspects, factors restricting the effective enjoyment of human rights and areas of concern regarding observance of human rights in the country. The Commission further provides recommendations to the Government of Senegal aimed at enhancing the enjoyment of human rights by the Senegalese population.
6. The Commission commends the Delegation of the Republic of Senegal for the open and constructive dialogue that prevailed during presentation of this combined period report and for the information provided in response to concerns raised by the members of the Commission.