Senegal Legislates for Habré Trial


Senegal's National Assembly has adopted laws establishing special chambers to commence proceedings against former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré, accused of thousands of political killings and systematic torture during his presidency.
  • Chad:  Senegal Sets Up Court to Try Habre

    Hirondelle News Agency, 20 December 2012

    The Senegalese National Assembly Wednesday passed a law that will allow creation of a special African Union tribunal to try Hissène Habré. read more »

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Hissène Habré.

  • Chad:  Senegal Legislates for Habré Trial

    Human Rights Watch, 19 December 2012

    The adoption by the Senegalese National Assembly on December 19, 2012,of laws establishing special chambers within the existing Senegalese court structure heralds the start of ... read more »

  • Chad:  Hissène Habré Trial Approaches

    International Federation for Human Rights, 5 November 2012

    On 27 June 2012, Senegalese President, Macky Sall, announced in Cabinet that Hissène Habré will be tried before the end of the year. This announcement came a few ... read more »

  • Chad:  Donors Should Support Plan to Try Hissène Habré

    International Federation for Human Rights, 23 August 2012

    The agreement signed between Senegal and the African Union (AU) on August 22, 2012, to establish a special court to try the former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré, is ... read more »

  • Chad:  New Court to Try Habré Brings Senegal 'One Step Closer to Justice'

    Human Rights Watch, 22 August 2012

    The agreement signed between Senegal and the African Union (AU) on August 22, 2012, to establish a special court to try the former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré, is ... read more »

  • Senegal:  Justice in Senegal

    Human Rights Watch, 2 August 2012

    Twenty-one years after his overthrow and flight to Senegal, the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré may finally face trial for brutality against his own people. On ... read more »

  • Chad:  After World Court Ruling, Plan to Try Chad's Ex-Dictator in Senegal With African Judges

    International Federation for Human Rights, 25 July 2012

    Senegal's agreement on July 24, 2012, to establish a special court to try the former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré, if swiftly implemented, could mark a turning ... read more »

  • Chad:  African Judges to Try Habré

    Human Rights Watch, 24 July 2012

    Senegal's agreement on July 24, 2012, to establish a special court to try the former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré, if swiftly implemented, could mark a turning ... read more »

  • Africa:  World Court - Important Victory for Habré Victims

    International Federation for Human Rights, 20 July 2012

    Senegal Should Bring Chad's Former Dictator to Justice "Without Further Delay" read more »

  • Chad:  Ex-Chad Leader Habré's Victims' Long Wait for Justice

    Amnesty International, 20 July 2012

    Senegal must abide by today's decision by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and prosecute the former president of Chad Hissène Habré on charges relating to ... read more »

  • Chad:  World Court Verdict a Victory for Habre Victims

    Human Rights Watch, 20 July 2012

    The ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on July 20, 2012, that Senegal must prosecute "without further delay" or extradite Chad's former dictator Hissène ... read more »