Bacre Ndiaye

Bacre Ndiaye Bacre Ndiaye currently serves as Director of the Division of Human Rights Council and Treaties Division at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. Immediately prior to his current assignment, he served as Director of the New York Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1998 to 2006. He has participated in a wide range of field missions and has been closely involved in the work of Integrated Mission Task Forces and planning for United Nations peacekeeping operations. He also participated in the implementation of the human rights mainstreaming policy in the areas of Development, humanitarian, economic and social affairs. From 1992 to 1998, he served as United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions. A lawyer by profession, Mr. Ndiaye has worked extensively in the field of human rights. In his capacity as Special Rapporteur, he has participated in missions to Yugoslavia (1992), including for the International Commission of investigation of war crimes and crimes against humanity; Rwanda (1993) and in 1994 with the Special Rapporteur on Rwanda; Papua New Guinea (1995). He also prepared reports on missions to Peru (1994); Colombia (1996); Indonesia and Timor Leste and Burundi (1995); the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Sri Lanka and the United States (1997). Mr. Ndiaye remained elected member of the Senegalese Bar Council for 16 years (1982–1998) and served as its Secretary General for eight years (1983–1991). During 1995, he was appointed member of the Truth and Justice Commission in Haiti and in 1994 he was awarded the Human Rights Prize of the International Service for Human Rights.

Bacre Ndiaye is a national of Senegal.