November 10, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday called for the trial of 26 former state security agents of Chad dictator Hissene Habre to be carried out in a "fair and transparent manner." The defendants are accused of murder, torture, kidnapping, arbitrary detention, and assault and battery during Habre's ...[read more]
July 19, 2013
by G. Redd
More than 1,000 victims of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre filed for civil party status on Thursday, asking the Extraordinary African Chambers of Senegal to offcially recognize them as parties with an interest in the matter. Led by Jacqueline Moudeina, a human rights litigator, nearly 300 ...[read more]
July 3, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Chad's ex-President Hissene Habre was charged by Senegalese prosecutors on Monday with war crimes, torture and crimes against humanity. Habre will appear before the Extraordinary African Chambers, a special court set up in Senegal to investigate the allegations against him, and he could face life ...[read more]
July 1, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Senegalese police on Sunday detained former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre. Habre has been under house arrest in Senegal since 2005. Senegal and the African Union (AU) signed an agreement in December to set up the Extraordinary African Chambers to try Habre for allegations of crimes against ...[read more]
February 8, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
Senegal's newly-created Extraordinary African Chambers officially opened on Friday to prepare for the prosecution of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre. Senegal's national assembly adopted a law in December allowing for the creation of the special tribunal with the support of the African Union ...[read more]
December 20, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
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. The law allows Senegal President Macky Sall to ratifying an accord made in August with the African Union (AU) that will create the tribunal. The ...[read more]
August 23, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The African Union (AU) 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 for killing and torturing thousands of political opponents during his reign from 1982 to 1990. The agreement calls for " ...[read more]

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