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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
    • 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

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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

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Children

US Government Reports
  • Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 202220212020
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • Senegal: Human Rights between Regression and Repression Amnesty International : Submission to the 45th Session of the UPR Working Group, January-February 2024 - July 2023
  • Coalition to Stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008
  • Human Rights Watch
    • “These Children Don't Belong in the Streets” A Roadmap for Ending Exploitation, Abuse of Talibés in Senegal – Dec. 2019
    • “There Is Enormous Suffering” Serious Abuses Against Talibé Children in Senegal, 2017-2018 – June 2019

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Corruption

Disabilities

Elections

Ethnic Groups / Race

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview

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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
    • 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
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Diola (Jola)

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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
    • SEN42537.FE - Senegal: The situation of women of the Toucouleur ethnic group, including whether they are subjected to forced marriages - April 2004

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Gender

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • SEN41576.FE - How marriages between men of the Jawandoo caste and women of the Toroodo caste are viewed by the Toucouleur people - May 2003

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Right Watch Profiles
    • “It’s Not Normal” Sexual Exploitation, Harassment and Abuse in Secondary Schools in Senegal – Oct. 2018


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Human Rights

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices -
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International Profiles
    • Senegal: Human Rights between Regression and Repression Amnesty International : Submission to the 45th Session of the UPR Working Group, January-February 2024 - July 2023
    • Amnesty International Report 2022/23: The state of the world’s human rights - Mar. 2023
    • Any tidal wave could drown us – Stories from the climate crisis - Nov. 2022
  • Freedom House -
  • International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

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Justice System

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International

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Law

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • 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
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • Making Love a Crime: Criminalization of Same-Sex Conduct in Sub-Saharan Afica - April 2013

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Maps


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Medical Availability

International Government Organization Reports

  • World Health Organization Page
 

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports 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

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Refugees / IDPs

Religion

US Government Reports 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

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Sexual Orientation

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
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Fear for Life:  Violence Against Gay Men and Men Perceived as Gay in Senegal - Nov. 2010

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Specific Country Issues - Female Genital Mutilation

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
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • Anti-Corruption Fight in Peril – Crackdown on Anti-Corruption Human Rights Defenders in West and Central Africa - July 2023
  • 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

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Speech / Press / Internet

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amensty International
    • Senegal: Human Rights between Regression and Repression Amnesty International : Submission to the 45th Session of the UPR Working Group, January-February 2024 - July 2023
  • Freedom House
    • Freedom in the World - 2022

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Timeline

Trafficking

US Government Reports

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Terrorism

US Government Reports  

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Torture

 

Updated November 16, 2023