Amnesty: General Peace Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Senegal and MFDC

Clause one: The Purpose of the Present Agreement

1. As the law of amnesty is already in force the State engages to provide general security, free circulation of people and goods, in the Casamance as well as in all the rest of the territory, in accordance with the Constitution and to guarantee the exercise of fundamental freedoms in particular freedom of speech and expression in order to favour the political dialogue in the resource-rich region of the Casamance.

Implementation History

2005

Full Implementation

In January 2005, Senegal adopted an amnesty law for all political crimes since 1983.1 One month later, it was decided that the law was constitutional.2

  • 1. “Senegal adopts amnesty law for political crimes since 1983,” Agence France Presse, January 7, 2005.
  • 2. “Amnesty law constitutional, Senegal constitutional council says,” Agence France Presse, February 15, 2005.
2006

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2007

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2008

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2009

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2010

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2011

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2012

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2013

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2014

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.