National Implementation of IHL
Law amending the Penal Code, 2007
Loi n°06/2007 du 31 decembre 2007 loi modifiant le code pénal

Journal officiel, 2007-03-10, n° 6332,  (last accessed on 17.06.2013)

On 31 January 2007, the National Assembly of Senegal adopted the Law No. 06/2007 amending the Penal Code.
The Law incorporates as offences in domestic law the crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, as well as the offences against the administration of justice of the ICC (Articles 431-1 to 431-5). The Law follows the same wording as the Rome Statute in order to ‘‘reaffirm the ius cogens character of those rules’’.
Additionally, it declares that any person can be tried for any act or omission, which, at the time when it was committed, was a crime according to the general principles of law recognized by the community of nations.

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