During HRC general discussions, panel debates and interactive dialogues with the Special Procedures, during the past three years, either as an HRC member or not, the State has joined:
Regional or subregional
Overall, as a HRC member, has participated in more than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
Longest outstanding country visit request >
SR on the situation of human rights defenders, 2012
Received Sub-Committee visit
Senegal tabled its contribution and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership (2009-2012) on 24 April 2009.
Internationally, Senegal pledged to: ratify the CRPD and OP-CRPD; support Special Procedures mandate-holders in their work; submit periodic reports to Treaty Bodies on time; submit its national report under the UPR mechanism; and strengthen cooperation with NGOs.
Domestically, Senegal committed to: allocate ‘40% of its national sector’ to the education sector; provide free healthcare and better care for those with disabilities in accordance with the CRPD; reduce maternal mortality; and combat impunity through its own courts and international courts.
An analysis of steps taken by Senegal in fulfilment of its international pledges shows that it did ratify the CRPD in 2010, but is yet to ratify the OP-CRPD. Although it does not have a Standing Invitation, Senegal has facilitated 6 out of 7 Special Procedures visit requests. Senegal has ratified all the core conventions, but tends to be late in submitting its periodic reports.