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Report | Senegal communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2017

Feb 28 2016

This page summarizes cases raised with Senegal by the Special Rapporteur between May 1, 2011, (when the Special Rapporteur took up his functions) and February 28, 2017 (the date of the last public release of communications). Communications are released to the public once per year. This page also contains observations on these communications and on responses received from Senegal. Communications and observations are divided into sections based upon which observation report they originally appeared. Each communication is referenced as urgent appeal (UA), allegation letter (AL), joint urgent appeal (JUA) and joint allegation letter (JAL) - the hyperlinks lead to these documents. This is followed by the date the communication was issued, as well as the case number and the State reply (also hyperlinked if available). Summaries and communications are published only in the language of submission (in the case of Senegal, French). First Report (May 1, 2011 to March 15, 2012) Joint urgent appeal, 28/7/2011. Case no. SEN 2/2011. State Reply: None to date. Allégations d'actes de violence, ainsi que des propos diffamatoires à l'encontre de la société civile. Joint allegation letter, 10/2/2012. Case no. SEN 1/2012. State Reply: None to date. Allégations d'un usage excessif de la force et de... Continue reading →

News | Senegal: “Make everyone heard in the run-up to Presidential elections,” urge UN experts

Feb 24 2012

Two United Nations independent experts urged on Friday the Senegalese authorities to respect without any delay the freedoms of peaceful assembly and of expression, and to take all necessary measures to ensure free, fair and transparent Presidential elections, which reflect the will of the Senegalese people. They also called on all parties to refrain from using violence before, during and after the elections. “The current electoral process provides a major opportunity to ensure that all persons, including those who embrace minority or dissenting views or beliefs, to participate in the democratic debate in Senegal,” said the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, and the Rapporteur on freedom of expression and opinion, Frank La Rue. The first round of the Presidential elections is due to take place on Sunday, 26 February. Since the publication of the list of Presidential candidates last January, several demonstrations, sometimes non-peaceful, have taken place in Dakar and in other cities. “All attacks against the freedom of peaceful assembly must immediately end,” Mr. Kiai underscored. “The authorities must respect international law and standards related to the freedom of peaceful assembly as well as national legislation which... Continue reading →