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
Sessão Special Mechanisms Role/Functions Resolutions Start Date End Date Tipo
69th Ordinary Session Comitê de Resoluções Working Group Member Resolução sobre a Reconstituição da Comissão de Resoluções - CADHP/Res. 496 (LXIX) 2021 New
69th Ordinary Session Grupo de trabalho para Assuntos Específicos Relacionados com o trabalho da Comissão Africana Working Group Member Resolução sobre a Reconstituição do Grupo de Trabalho sobre Assuntos Específicos relacionados com o trabalho da Comissão - CADHP/Res. 499 (LXIX) 2021 New
69th Ordinary Session Grupo de Trabalho para a Pena de Morte e Execuções Extrajudiciais, Sumárias ou Arbitrárias em África Working Group Chairperson Resolução sobre a Reconstituição do Grupo de Trabalho sobre a Pena de Morte, Mortes Extrajudiciais, Sumárias ou Arbitrárias e Desaparecimentos Forçados em África - CADHP/Res. 500 (LXIX) 2021 New
69th Ordinary Session Grupo de Trabalho para as Comunicações Working Group Member Resolução sobre a Reconstituição do Grupo de Trabalho sobre Comunicações - CADHP/Res. 502 (LXIX) 2021 New
69th Ordinary Session Grupo de Trabalho para os Direitos das Pessoas Idosas e Pessoas com Deficiência Working Group Member Resolução sobre a Reconstituição do Grupo de Trabalho sobre os Direitos das Pessoas Idosas e Pessoas com Deficiência em África - CADHP/Res. 506 (LXIX) 2021 New
73rd Public Ordinary Session Comité para a Prevenção da Tortura em África 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
SessãoRoles/FunctionsStart DateEnd DateTipo
69th Ordinary SessionCommissioner New