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RE: Challenges to Implementation of GCM Objectives #4, 10, 13, 15, 17, 21 in Cameroon, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania, December 2018 – June 2021

I. Introduction The UN General Assembly’s adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) in December 2018 by the vote of 152 states, over a quarter of which are African states, marked a significant milestone in global…
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This submission highlights shortcomings in Senegal’s human rights record related to its treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. It is based on research conducted by Human Rights Watch in Senegal in 2009 and 2010, and on follow-…
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Statute of the Extraordinary African Chambers within the courts of Senegal created to prosecute international crimes committed in Chad between 7June 1982 and 1 December 1990 (Unofficial translation by Human Rights Watch)   Article 1 – Purpose The purpose…
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Briefing to the 60th Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights

In its annual resolution on torture, the Commission on Human Rights should reaffirm the absolute obligation of states not to return (“refouler”) a person to a country where he or she is at risk of being subjected to torture or other cruel or inhuman…
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U.S. President George W. Bush will be traveling to Africa from July 7-12, visiting Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, and Nigeria. This packet from Human Rights Watch includes material for each stop along the way. A brief overview of the Bush…