The Committee against Torture has adopted on 19 November 2012 its General Comment no. 3 on the application of Article 14 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT). Article 14 of the CAT provides victims the rights to redress and to compensation: it is the first time [...]
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by Philippa Webb On Friday 21 July 2012, the ICJ issued its Judgment in the case brought by Belgium against Senegal on ‘Questions relating to the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite’. Belgium had instituted proceedings against Senegal to compel compliance with Senegal’s obligation to prosecute Mr. Hissène Habré, former President of the Republic of Chad, [...]
Last Friday, July 20, 2012, the International Court of Justice delivered its Judgment in the case concerning Questions Relating to the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite (Belgium v. Senegal). The Court unanimously held that “the Republic of Senegal must, without further delay, submit the case of Mr. Hissene Habre to its competent authorities for the [...]