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1 day ago
by Taylor Gillan

The prosecutor in the trial of Hissène Habré [BBC profile] on Wednesday requested that the former Chadian leader be sentenced to life in prison if convicted. The sentencing recommendation was made by Senegal special prosecutor Mbacke Fall after his closing arguments. Lawyers for the civil parties in this trial began … [read more]


Legal News
8 Sep 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] Former Chadian leader Hissène Habré [BBC profile] was carried into court Monday by masked security agents following his refusal to participate in his trial for war crimes. Habré, who has denounced the proceedings [AP report] as politically motivated, is accused of committing crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes … [read more]


Legal News
4 Sep 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] The Extraordinary African Chambers [official website] confirmed [France24 report] Thursday that war crime accusations have been filed against Chad's President Idriss Deby [BBC profile]. The special tribunal in Senegal is overseeing the case against the former president of Chad, Hissène Habré [BBC profile], who was accused of crimes against … [read more]


Legal News
23 Jul 2015
by William Helbling

The Extraordinary African Chambers [official website] in Senegal on Wednesday suspended the trial of former Chadian leader Hissène Habré [BBC profile] on charges of crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes.The suspension of the trial is reportedly [AFP report] due to the need for court appointed attorneys to prepare Habré's … [read more]


Legal News
21 Jul 2015
by Brittany Felder

The Extraordinary African Chambers [official website] in Senegal on Monday began the trial of former Chadian leader Hissène Habré [BBC profile] on charges of crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes. Habré, who ruled Chad from 1982-1990, denies the charges calling the proceedings a "farce" [BBC report]. But human rights … [read more]


Legal News
25 Mar 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] A criminal court in chad on Wednesday sentenced seven ex-police officers to life in prison for crimes committed during the rule of dictator Hissene Habré [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The former members of Habre's Directorate of Documentation and Security Directorate (DDS) were accused [JURIST report] of murder, torture, … [read more]


Legal News
10 Nov 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Monday called [text] for the trial of 26 former state security agents of Chad dictator Hissene Habre [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] to be carried out in a "fair and transparent manner." The defendants are accused of murder, torture, kidnapping, arbitrary detention, … [read more]


Legal News
19 Jul 2013
by G. Redd

[JURIST] More than 1,000 victims of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre [BBC profile] filed for civil party status on Thursday, asking the Extraordinary African Chambers of Senegal [IJRC summary] to offcially recognize them as parties with an interest in the matter. Led by Jacqueline Moudeina [Right Livelihood profile], a human … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jul 2013
by Samuel Franklin

[JURIST] Chad's ex-President Hissene Habre [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] was charged by Senegalese prosecutors on Monday with war crimes, torture and crimes against humanity. Habre will appear before the Extraordinary African Chambers [statute, in French], a special court set up in Senegal to investigate the allegations against him, and … [read more]


Legal News
1 Jul 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Senegalese police on Sunday detained former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Habre has been under house arrest in Senegal since 2005. Senegal and the African Union (AU) [official website] signed an agreement [JURIST report] in December to set up the Extraordinary African Chambers [statute, in … [read more]


Legal News
17 May 2013
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] The Chad public prosecutor's office announced on Wednesday that it has arrested Mahamat Djibrine, a former political police chief suspected of torture and hundreds of politically motivated killings in the 1980s. Djibrine was in charge of the Directorate of Documentation and Service (DDS) political police under then-president Hissene Habre … [read more]


Legal News
6 May 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] Senegal Justice Minister Aminate Toure and Chadian Justice Minister Jean-Bernard Badare signed an agreement Friday allowing Senegalese judges to carry out investigations in Chad in preparation for the prosecution of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The agreement [UPI report] allows for Senegalese judges to … [read more]


Legal News
8 Feb 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] Senegal's newly-created Extraordinary African Chambers officially opened on Friday to prepare for the prosecution of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre [BBC backgrounder]. Senegal's national assembly adopted a law in December allowing for the creation of the special tribunal [JURIST report] with the support of the African Union (AU) [official … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jan 2013
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre [BBC backgrounder] will stand trial next month for alleged crimes against humanity, Senegal's Justice Minister Aminata Toure confirmed Tuesday. Senegal's national assembly adopted a law in December allowing Senegal to create a special tribunal [JURIST report] with the African Union (AU) [official website], which … [read more]


Legal News
20 Dec 2012
by Cynthia Miley

[JURIST] Senegal's national assembly adopted a law on Wednesday that will allow Senegal to create a special tribunal to try Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre [BBC backgrounder]. The law allows Senegal President Macky Sall to ratifying an accord [JURIST report] made in August with the African Union (AU) [official website] … [read more]


Legal News
23 Aug 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The African Union (AU) [official website, English] and the government of Senegal on Wednesday signed an agreement creating a special tribunal in Dakar to try 69-year-old ex-Chadian dictator Hissene Habre [JURIST news archive] for killing and torturing thousands of political opponents during his reign from 1982 to 1990. The … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jul 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

[JURIST] The African Union (AU) [official website, English] and the government of Senegal agreed [HRW report] on Tuesday to create a special court to try ex-Chadian dictator Hissene Habre [JURIST news archive] for killing and torturing thousands of political opponents during his reign from 1982-1990. Habre has been living in … [read more]


Legal News
20 Jul 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The International Court of Justice (ICJ) [official website] ruled [judgment, PDF] Friday that Senegal must promptly either put on trial or extradite to Belgium Chadian ex-president Hissene Habre [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. The court's legally binding order also noted that Senegal had failed to make serious efforts to … [read more]


Legal News
20 Jun 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The new Senegalese government should take this opportunity to protect and promote human rights by addressing the impunity that undermines the judicial system and rule of law in the country, Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] said on Wednesday. In its report [text, PDF], AI listed areas which the new … [read more]


Academic Commentary
12 Mar 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Chandra Sriram of the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, School of Law says that the ICJ should order Senegal to extradite former Chadian president Hissène Habré to Belgium to face prosecution for war crimes and crimes against humanity...Today the International Court of Justice … [read more]

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