September 24, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Amnesty International (AI) said Wednesday that a draft anti-homosexuality bill in Chad will represent a major step backwards for human rights in the country if passed into law. The proposed amendment to the penal code would criminalize same-sex conduct in Chad, carrying the threat of jail ...[read more]
October 24, 2013
by Amy Mathieu
The government of Chad should release prisoners without charges or charge them with a recognizable criminal offense, Amnesty International (AI) said in a report released Thursday. The government is allegedly using charges such as "inciting racial hatred," "defamation" and "endangering national ...[read more]
October 20, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi on Sunday declared support of Saudi Arabia's decision to reject a seat on the UN Security Council (UNSC) after several Arab ambassadors criticized the decision earlier this week. The UN awarded Saudi Arabia a two-year position on the UNSC Thursday along with Chad, ...[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]
May 17, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
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 ...[read more]
May 6, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
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. The agreement allows for Senegalese judges ...[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]
January 17, 2013
by Addison Morris
Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre 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 with the African Union (AU), which ...[read more]

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