Bacre Waly Ndiaye

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Bacre Waly Ndiaye

"Mr. Ndiaye, who works as a lawyer in Dakar, Senegal, and is a member of the Senegalese Bar Council, has a long record of activities in the field of human rights. He was a founding member (1979), Secretary General (1980-1982), and President (1982-1985) of the Senegalese section of Amnesty International. Member of the International Executive Committee of Amnesty International (1985-1991), he held its Vice-Presidency from 1989 to 1991. In the framework of his position in Amnesty International he participated in several missions in Africa, Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, as well as Latin America. He is a member of the International Human Rights Council (Atlanta), the International Council on Human Rights Policy (London), and the board of Editors of the Asser Institute's Yearbook on International Humanitarian Law (The Netherlands). Furthermore, he is an advisor to the African Center on Democracy and Human Rights Studies (Banjul), and the International Service on Human Rights (Geneva).

"Since his appointment as Special Rapporteur, he presented reports to the Commission on Human Rights and to the General Assembly. He has undertaken missions to former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Peru, Indonesia and East Timor, Colombia, Burundi and Papua New Guinea Island of Bougainville. In his capacity as Special Rapporteur he has participated in innumerable human rights meetings and workshops around the world. He participated in the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights. Aiming at increasing awareness of the mandate, he has also lectured in several universities and given press interviews to various media services.

"During 1995, he was appointed member of the Truth and Justice Commission in Haiti. He was awarded the Human Rights Prize of the International Service for Human Rights in 1994." [1]

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  1. Bacre Waly Ndiaye, UNHCHR, accessed July 15, 2007.