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This report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child contains observations of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) concerning the application of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child by the Republic of Senegal. Part 1 of the report, "Preliminary Observations," discusses Senegal's ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its participation in other international instruments relating to human rights which condemn the practice of torture. Part 2, "General Observations," discusses in detail Senegal's legislation regarding torture and crimes against children and points out perceived inadequacies in policy and practice. Part 3, "Children in Conflict with the Law," details Senegal's Penal Code with regard to minors, pointing out areas for improvement. Part 4, "Conclusions," asserts that the International Secretariat of OMCT/SOS-Torture laments the excessively condensed manner in which Senegal addressed torture and cruel, inhuman punishment in its reporting on article 37 of the Convention of the Rights of the Child. This section also includes various recommendations and lists areas of concern regarding compliance with the Convention. The report concludes with a summary of observations and recommendations by the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child--Senegal, in the following areas: positive factors, factors and difficulties impeding the implementation of the Convention, principal subjects of concern, and suggestions and recommendations. (EV)

Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Safety, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Children, Childrens Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Foreign Countries, Government Role, Law Enforcement, Safety, Victimization, Victims of Crime, Well Being

Author: Lacroix, Anne-Laurence; Mejia, Fernando

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12543&id=ED425807

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