National Implementation of IHL
Constitution, 2001
Constitution de la République du Sénégal du 22 janvier 2001

Yes (last accessed on 17.06.2013)

On 22 January 2001, Senegalese Constitution was adopted, reaffirming Senegal commitment to respect and ensure respect of international human rights instruments including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Senegalese Constitution provides for fundamental guarantees, including fair trial (Article 9).
According to the Constitution, the President is in charge of negotiating, ratifying and approving international agreements (Article 95). When the provisions of the international agreement could be contrary to the Constitution, ratification can only happen only once the Constitutional Council has given its approval (Article 97). International agreements dealing with international humanitarian law, once published by the official gazette, have a higher authority than domestic laws (Article 98).

Related laws and/or case-law: Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965; Penal Code, 1965 (as of 1999)

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