Practice Relating to Rule 132. Return of Displaced Persons
In 2011, in its third periodic report to the Committee against Torture, Senegal stated:
- The Committee notes that the conflict in Casamance sometimes impedes effective implementation of the  Convention [against Torture]
187. The comprehensive peace agreement of 30 December 2004 concluded between the Government of Senegal and the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance has dramatically improved the situation …
193. Having undertaken to rebuild the region of Casamance, the State of Senegal made a commitment to make every effort to expedite the return of refugees and displaced persons to their homes and to provide them with the necessary support to facilitate their reintegration into Senegalese society.
In 2013, in its third to fifth periodic reports to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Senegal stated:
M. Measures adopted to protect children in Casamance
137. The Government has already launched a series of measures for this purpose. The National Agency to Revive Economic and Social Activity in Casamance (ANRAC) has been established with annual national funding of around 99 million, plus funding from development partners.
138. The aim of ANRAC is to rehabilitate and rebuild social infrastructure, including roads, schools and health services, and to develop conflict warning and prevention activities, as well as to address the social and environmental impact of conflicts. These activities complement those relating to disarmament, demobilization, resettlement and reintegration, demining and support for displaced persons and refugees returning to their places of origin.
139. … Additionally, in 2007 the Government established a humanitarian demining programme through the National Anti-Mine Centre of Senegal. Demining operations began progressively in 2008 and 16 villages have been cleared, allowing their inhabitants to return. By mid-June 2012, 6 other villages were declared demined and ready to be repopulated.