The Legal History of Senegal

This section provides an overview of Senegal

Agreement With Senegal in 2011

United States views on international law (based on the document “Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law”): On April 29, 2011, the U.S. ambassador to Senegal and the minister of foreign affairs for the government of the Republic of Senegal signed an agreement “Concerning Operational Cooperation to Suppress Illicit Transnational Maritime Activity.” The agreement entered into force upon signature. As provided for in Article 2 of the agreement, its purpose is to “strengthen ongoing cooperative maritime surveillance and interdiction activities between the parties, for the purposes of identifying, combating, preventing, and interdicting illicit transnational maritime activity.” The agreement contains shiprider provisions, allowing officers of Senegal’s defense and security forces, fisheries inspectors, and other authorized agents of Senegal to embark on U.S. Coast Guard or Navy vessels or aircraft to conduct joint operations. These vessels or aircraft carrying “embarked officers” may be authorized on a case-by-case basis to enter the territorial sea of the Republic of Senegal to assist in stopping, boarding, and searching vessels suspected of violating Senegal’s laws and in arresting suspects and seizing contraband and vessels. The agreement also permits U.S. Coast Guard or Navy vessels and aircraft, with embarked officers, to assist in fisheries surveillance and law enforcement activities in Senegal’s exclusive economic zone. The agreement further empowers Senegal’s embarked officers to permit the U.S. Coast Guard or Navy vessels to stop, board, and search vessels located seaward of any state’s territorial sea and claiming registry or nationality in the Republic of Senegal. The full text of the agreement is available at (internet link)

Agreement With Senegal

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Territorial Regimes and Related Issues

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Law of the Sea and Related Boundary Issues

Under this topic, in the Encyclopedia, find out information on Maritime Security and Law Enforcement. Note: there is detailed information and resources, in relation with these topics during the year 2011, covered by the entry, in this law Encyclopedia, about Agreement with Senegal


See Also

  • Territorial Regimes And Related Issues
  • Law Of The Sea
  • Boundary Issues
  • Maritime Security
  • Law Enforcement
  • Senegal


See Also

  • International Organization
  • Foreign Relations
  • Intergovernmental Organization
  • Regional Organization
  • Regional Integration


See Also

  • Legal Biography
  • Legal Traditions
  • Historical Laws
  • History of Law

Further Reading

Hierarchical Display of Senegal

Geography > Economic geography > ACP countries


Concept of Senegal

See the dictionary definition of Senegal.

Characteristics of Senegal

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Translation of Senegal

Thesaurus of Senegal

Geography > Economic geography > ACP countries > Senegal

See also

  • Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Democratic Republic of East Timor
  • Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
  • Portuguese Timor
  • Timor-Leste
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Chuuk
  • Kosrae
  • Pohnpei
  • Ponape
  • Yap
  • Northern Rhodesia
  • Republic of Zambia
  • Republic of Niue
  • Republic of Guinea-Bissau
  • Portuguese Guinea
  • Ciskei
  • Republic of South Africa
  • South African Republic
  • Transkei
  • Republic of Sierra Leone
  • Republic of Senegal