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31st session of the Universal Periodic Review; 3rd cycle

 This submission highlights key aspects of Senegal’s compliance with its international human rights obligations since its last Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in 2013. Human Rights Watch highlights Senegal’s leadership with the landmark…
Talibés begging on the streets of Saint-Louis, Senegal, May 7, 2017.

States Avoid Serious Discussion of Rights in Algeria, Tunisia

(Geneva) – The first session of the new country review mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council was undermined by inconsistencies and the timidity of some governments in reviewing others, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 18, 2008 the council…

Will Assess India, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom and 12 Others

(Geneva) – The UN Human Rights Council will begin a new review process on April 7, 2008. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is the most innovative and ambitious instrument of the council and was set up to assess the human rights performance of all 192 UN…

Leaders Must Tell Senegal to Prosecute or Extradite Habré

(Banjul)- African leaders meeting at the African Union summit on July 1 and 2 must contribute more troops to protect civilians in Darfur and urge Sudan to consent to a U.N. force in Darfur, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the leaders. They…
Your Excellencies: Human Rights Watch respectfully requests that the Assembly of African Heads of State and Government at the Seventh Summit of the African Union (A.U.) on July 1-2 in Banjul, The Gambia, follow up on its demonstrated commitments to the…

Victory for Hissène Habré's Victims

The United Nations Committee against Torture has called on Senegal not to allow Chad's exiled former president, Hissène Habré, to leave the country. In February 2000, Hissene Habre was indicted on torture charges, but Senegal's highest court ruled last…