Practice Relating to Rule 88. Non-Discrimination
Senegal’s Disciplinary Regulations (1990) provides that all persons placed hors de combat
must be treated without distinction.
Senegal’s IHL Manual (1999) restates common Article 3 of the 1949 Geneva Conventions.
Senegal’s Law Authorizing Ratification of the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions (2010) states:
In order to achieve [the] objectives [of the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions], each State Party has an obligation to adequately provide assistance, including medical care, rehabilitation, psychological support and social and economic inclusion to cluster munition victims in areas under its direction and control.
These precautions are determined by humanitarian and military considerations and can consist of … assessing the needs of cluster munition victims, developing a national plan and budget, and not discriminating against cluster munition victims.
Senegal’s Penal Code (1965), as amended in 2007, lists “the crime of apartheid” as a crime against humanity “when committed on the occasion of a widespread or systematic attack against any civilian population”.