Republic of Senegal

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • SEN102311.FE - Senegal: Citizenship laws, including methods by which a person may obtain citizenship; whether dual citizenship is recognized and, if so, how it is acquired; process for renouncing citizenship and related documents; grounds for withdrawing an individual's citizenship - April 2007 (PDF)
    • SEN102402.FE - The procedures for obtaining a birth bulletin and a national identity card - Feb. 2007 (PDF)
    • ZZZ102114.FE - Republic of the Congo/Senegal: Whether a person who was born in Brazzaville of a Senegalese father and a Congolese mother and who obtained citizenship from the Republic of the Congo at birth can obtain Senegalese citizenship - Dec. 2006 (PDF)
    • SEN43292.FE - Senegal: Procedure for a man who was born in Nigeria to a Senegalese father and an Ivorian mother in 1973 to be recognized as a Senegalese citizen - Jan. 2005 (PDF)
    • SEN43197.E - Senegal: Possibility of, and requirements for an adult person to apply for and obtain citizenship in Senegal if the person resided in Senegal for a period of four years - Dec. 2004 (PDF)

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National Identity Cards

Foreign Government Repots
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • SEN102402.FE - Senegal: The procedures for obtaining a birth bulletin and a national identity card - Feb. 2007 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Case of Child Labor - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Coalition to Stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • "Off the Backs of Children" Forced Begging and Other Abuses Against Talibés in Senegal - 2010 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Disabilities - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • An agenda for human rights: An opportunity not to be missed by the authorities elected in the March 2012 presidential election - March 2012 (PDF)
  • Election Guide - Recent Elections

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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National/ Racial/Ethnic Minorities - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • ZZZ100530.E - Senegal and Mauritania: Treatment of Mauritanians in Senegal; whether or not Senegal grants permanent residency and/or citizenship to Mauritanian exiles or children of exiled black Mauritanians - Sep. 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Diola

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • SEN100525.FE - Senegal: Forced recruitment of adult Dioula living in Ziguinchor by the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (Mouvement des forces démocratiques de Casamance, MFDC); the consequences of refusing recruitment and the protection offered by police forces - Aug. 2005 (PDF)
    • SEN43299.FE - Senegal: Situation of the Diola in Dakar; their treatment by the authorities and by the population, specifically in the case of a Muslim Diola woman born in Kaolack to Casamance parents - Jan. 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Diola (Jola) - Profile (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Peulh and Toucouleur

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • SEN43336.FE - Senegal: Update to SEN29267.F of 5 May 1998 on excision; the practices and their frequency among women over 21 years of age and among the Fulani (or Peuhl) people - Feb. 2005 (PDF)
    • SEN42537.FE - Senegal: The situation of women of the Toucouleur ethnic group, including whether they are subjected to forced marriages - April 2004 (PDF)
    • SEN41576.FE - Senegal: How marriages between men of the Jawandoo caste and women of the Toroodo caste are viewed by the Toucouleur people - May 2003 (PDF)

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Gender

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • SEN104587.FE - Prevalence of forced marriage, including among educated women living in urban areas, and within the Fulani ethnic group; protection available to women who refuse to marry and resources available to them - September 2013 (PDF)
    • SEN43336.FE - Update to SEN29267.F of 5 May 1998 on excision; the practices and their frequency among women over 21 years of age and among the Fulani (or Peuhl) people - Feb. 2005 (PDF)
    • SEN42537.FE - The situation of women of the Toucouleur ethnic group, including whether they are subjected to forced marriages - April 2004 (PDF)
    • SEN41576.FE - How marriages between men of the Jawandoo caste and women of the Toroodo caste are viewed by the Toucouleur people - May 2003 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
  • Amnesty International
    • An Agenda for Human Rights: An opportunity not to be missed by the authorities elected in the March 2012 presidential election - June 2012 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

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Justice System

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International

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Law

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • SEN104587.FE - Prevalence of forced marriage, including among educated women living in urban areas, and within the Fulani ethnic group; protection available to women who refuse to marry and resources available to them - September 2013 (PDF)
    • SEN100618.FE - Senegal: Whether Senegal is still a member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS); if so, the conditions for nationals of other ECOWAS member countries to enter and exit Senegal and the rights of those who settle in Senegal - Oct. 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • Making Love a Crime: Criminalization of Same-Sex Conduct in Sub-Saharan Afica - April 2013 (PDF)
    • Land of Impunity - Sep. 2010 (PDF)

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Maps


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Medical Availability

International Government Organization Reports
  • World Health Organization Page
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch - Abandoned in Agony: Cancer and the Struggle for Pain Treatment in Senega - Oct 2013

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports
  • CIA - Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments - April 2012 (PDF)
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections and Political Parties - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • USCIS - RIC Report - SEN99001 - Questions about the Mouvement des Forces Democratiques (MFDC) in Senegal - Oct. 1998 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • SEN42213.FE - The Association Singhère-Bissine that was reportedly created in November 1991 with the union of two other associations, Singhère and Bissine; whether the Association Singhère-Bissine is suspected by the Senegalese authorities of financing the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC) - Nov. 2003 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canadian Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • ZZZ100530.E - Senegal and Mauritania: Treatment of Mauritanians in Senegal; whether or not Senegal grants permanent residency and/or citizenship to Mauritanian exiles or children of exiled black Mauritanians, and procedures involved; whether stateless black Mauritanians returning to Mauritania have their nationality status returned - Sep. 2005 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Religion - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom Report - Senegal - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • SEN43299.FE - Situation of the Diola in Dakar; their treatment by the authorities and by the population, specifically in the case of a Muslim Diola woman born in Kaolack to Casamance parents - Jan. 2005 (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • SEN104382.E - The situation of sexual minorities in Senegal, including societal attitudes and whether there is a difference in the treatment of lesbians and gay men; state protection - May 2013 (PDF)
    • SEN100993.FE - Senegal: The attitude of Senegalese society toward Senegalese homosexuals; protection offered - Feb. 2006 (PDF)
    • SEN42246.FE - Senegal: The situation of homosexuals in Senegal, in particular the attitudes of the authorities and society toward homosexuals - Dec. 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • Making Love a Crime: Criminalization of Same-Sex Conduct in Sub-Saharan Afica - April 2013 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Violence Against Gay Men and Men Perceived as Gay in Senegal - Nov. 2010 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Female Genital Mutilation

US Government Reports
  • US State Department Report - Overview of Countries practicing FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM) - Senegal (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Report - Country of Origin Information Report: Female Genital Mutilation - June 2008 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Armed Conflict

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • SEN100525.FE - Senegal: Forced recruitment of adult Dioula living in Ziguinchor by the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (Mouvement des forces démocratiques de Casamance, MFDC); the consequences of refusing recruitment and the protection offered by police forces - Aug. 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Armed Conflict Report - 2005
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on heavy fighting in Casamance area of Senegal from December 2010 to present. Information on MFDC rebels and government soldiers fighting - Feb. 2011 (PDF)

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Timeline

Trafficking

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Trafficking in Persons Report - Senegal - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

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Terrorism

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Terrorism - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)

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Updated December 6, 2016