Country Senegal
Year 2020
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Sexual violence

Brief Description

The law n° 2020 - 05 criminalising rape and paedophilia was promulgated on 10 January 2020 by His Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal. Until now, rape was considered a simple offence punishable by five to ten years in prison. From now on, perpetrators of rape and paedophile acts will be tried by the criminal chamber and face a sentence of up to life imprisonment. In addition, the law deals with indecent assault with the use of violence.

Source of Information

Senegal's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019

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