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

Summary 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.
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Senegal Shows Leadership, Compassion in Accepting Libyan Detainees

(New York) – The United States government’s release of two Libyan detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to Senegal on April 4, 2016, shows meaningful progress on closing the prison, Human…
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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…
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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…
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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…