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The Criminal Code was amended to increase sentences for perpetrators of rape and child sexual abuse. Police used excessive force. Detainees protested against poor health conditions and health workers threatened strikes over inadequate resources. Communities were at risk of forcible eviction. There...
Senegal Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Senegal: Human Rights between Regression and Repression Amnesty International: Submission to the 45th Session of the UPR Working Group, January-February 2024

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Senegal in January – February 2024. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Senegal in its previous review, including freedom of the press and freedom of expression, women and girls’...
Africa Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Senegal: Time to walk the talk

Amnesty International welcomes Senegal’s cooperation with the UPR and its acceptance of 229 of the 257 recommendations made to it by other states. These include recommendations to strengthen human rights institutions, to take measures to guarantee the independence of the judiciary, to end impunity...
Central African Republic Business and Human Rights

Suggested recommendations to States considered during the 31st session of the Universal Periodic Review, 5-16 November 2018

States have noted the potential mutual benefits of creating stronger links between human rights mechanisms with a view to achieving both greater and more effective implementation of human rights obligations and commitments on the ground and increased accountability for delivering the Post-2015...
Senegal Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Senegal: Failing to Live up to its Promises: Recommendations on the eve of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights’ review of Senegal

This document outlines a number of issues of concern relating to Senegal’s implementation of the Concluding Observations made by the African Commission during its 2003 Review and its implementation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Charter). The report focuses on Amnesty...
Central African Republic Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Suggested recommendations to States considered in the 17th round of the Universal Periodic Review, 21 October – 1 November 2013

In this document Amnesty International makes recommendations to the governments of different states about ratification of international human rights standards, domestic legislation and human rights violations. The abuse of rights considered includes those of Indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities,...
Chad Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Amnesty International assessment of states’ implementation of recommendations from the previous UPR: 17th Session of the UPR Working Group

For the 17th session of Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Amnesty International has continued to focus on the paramount importance of implementation of the preceding review outcome. In this document, the organization has included a brief assessment of the state of implementation of selected...