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Senegal: The human rights situation: Brief overview in the run-up to the presidential election

, Index number: AFR 49/001/2012

In the run-up to the February 2012 presidential election, Senegal is faced with a double challenge regarding the respect of human rights. The country must first manage to organise an election without human rights violations in what is an extremely tense context. Additionally, once the presidential election is over, the new elected authorities must, as a matter of urgency, address the impunity that the perpetrators of human rights violations enjoy and which continues to undermine the credibility of the judiciary and the rule of law in general.

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