Senegal - OPCAT Situation
Senegal ratified the OPCAT in 2006 and established a new institution as NPM in 2009 through a specific legislation: the National Observer of Places of Deprivation of Liberty. The Senegalese NPM legislation is inspired by the French legislation creating the General Controller of Places of Deprivation of Liberty.
Two years later, the implementing degree of the NPM legislation was approved by the Council of Ministers and it is only in 2012 that the National Observer was appointed. A Secretary General of the institution was recruited the same year and the Senegalese NPM is starting its operations.
The Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture will carry out a “NPM advisory visit” to Senegal in 2012.
The SPT member Fortuné Gaetan Zongo is the SPT Focal Point for Senegal.
Keywords: SPT Advisory Visits on NPMs