Mr. Ousmane Diouf

Senegalese Magistrate
Specialized in law of the sea and maritime crimes

Mister Ousmane DIOUF is a Senegalese Magistrate specialised in law of the sea and maritime crimes.

He owns a master’s degree in marine environment law from the University of Dakar, a master’s degree in maritime affairs from the World Maritime University of Malmö (Sweden) and a degree from the judiciary training Center of Dakar. He is currently preparing a doctoral thesis in international relations at the Center of Diplomatic and Strategic Studies of Paris on the subject ” the regionalization of maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea: issues and challenges of an integrated governance“.

Mr DIOUF served as a judge for five years at the Court of Dakar before being assigned, in 2012, to the Senegalese High Authority in charge of coordinating maritime safety and security (HASSMAR) as legal adviser. As such, he worked, among other, on the drafting of the Senegalese strategic plan to combat maritime piracy and conducted the drafting of the Senegalese legislation for law enforcement at sea as well as the Senegalese maritime security and safety strategy.

Since April 2018, Mr DIOUF collaborates, as a consultant, with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). As part of this collaboration, he has perform the Legal Analysis of the Senegalese framework regarding the fight against maritime crimes as well as the one for The Gambia and Guinea. He also organises and conducts Law of the Sea trainings and Mock trials regarding piracy and crimes at sea for prosecutors and judges in the Gulf of Guinea’s countries.