by Max du Plessis* Introduction Hissène Habré was the president of Chad from 1982 until he was deposed in 1990. He has been living in exile in Senegal since 1990. He was indicted there in 2000 and is under house arrest at the close watch of elite Senegalese armed forces. During more than two [...]
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Former Chadian President Hissène Habré was arrested yesterday in Senegal ahead of a trial on charges of crimes against humanity, judicial officials said. Hissène Habré is accused of political killings and torture during his eight-year presidency. Rights groups say 40.000 victims were killed under his rule. The chambers’ chief prosecutor, Mbacké Fall, asked to have [...]
by Dr. Miša Zgonec-Rožej On Friday, 8 February 2013, Senegal officially inaugurated the Extraordinary African Chambers that has been set up within the Senegalese judicial system to try the former president of Chad, Hissène Habré. Habré is allegedly responsible for international crimes committed during his reign in Chad, including thousands of political killings and systematic [...]
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 [...]