Bacre Ndiaye

November 20, 2019

An international expert on the prevention of genocide and on transitional justice, Bacre Ndiaye is Senegalese lawyer with over 40 years of legal and human rights experience. He is the founder of Amnesty International Senegalese section and was the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions from 1992 to 1998 where he led several investigative missions, including in Ex-Yugoslavia, Rwanda, East-Timor, Burundi, DRC, Sri Lanka and Colombia. He joined the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in 1998, where he led the office in New York and managed several divisions, including the Special Procedures and Treaty division until 2014. Since 2017, Bacre Ndiaye is Chair of the Team of international experts of the UN Human Rights Council on the situation in Kasaï, DRC.