Chad

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Mbacké Fall, prosecutor of the Extraordinary African Chambers (Photo: ForumChambresAfricaines.org)
22 February 2015 by Nathalie Magnien, N'Djamena (Chad)

Hissène Habré is due to face trial in Senegal within three months of the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) 13 February ruling that there is enough evidence against the former Chadian dictator to proceed. 

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Palais du 15 Janvier in N'Djaména, where the trial of 21 alleged Habré accomplices opened in November (Flickr/kendoerr)
10 February 2015 by Nathalie Magnien, N'Djamena (Chad)

The prosecutor of the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) last week filed his final indictment against Hissène Habré, bringing the trial of the former Chadian president [IJT-165] one step closer to reality.

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04 April 2014 by Nathalie Magnien, N'Djamena (Chad)

The third investigative mission of the Dakar-based African Extraordinary Chambers (EAC) took place in Chad from the 15th to the 28th of March. The team included four Senegalese investigative judges accompanied by two prosecutors.

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30 April 2014 by Nathalie Magnien, N'Djamena (Chad)

Twenty three years after the fall of the former Chadian president Hissène Habré, there are some concrete moves towards justice. But there is also uncertainty about whether the thousands of people who suffered under his rule will receive satisfaction, compensation or answers.

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28 May 2014 by IJT

The African Extraordinary Chambers (EAC) will conduct a fourth and possibly their last investigative mission in Chad, from 24 May to 9 June. 

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25 June 2014 by Nathalie Magnien, N'Djamena (Chad)

A fourth investigative mission to Chad in the Hissène Habré case before the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) concluded on 9 June, with pressure continuing to mount on Chadian authorities to transfer two suspects to face trial in Senegal.

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10 September 2014 by Nathalie Magnien, N'Djamena (Chad)

Relations between the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) and Chad have further soured as the country was denied a request to be a civil party in the case against its ex-president, Hissène Habré, and N’Djamena still tarries over the transfer of suspects.

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22 October 2014 by Nathalie Magnien

The simmering tensions between Chad and the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in charge of the Hissène Habré case came to a boil last week. After months of inaction, N’Djamena has now officially refused to extradite two suspects and on 14 October backed out of a deal to allow court officials to question them in Chad.

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03 December 2014 by Nathalie Magnien, N'Djamena (Chad)

The trial of 21 former political police agents of Chad’s ex-president Hissène Habré was adjourned last week after just a handful of hearings. The reason for delay is an on-going lawyers’ strike over a pay dispute with the government.

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19 November 2014 by Nathalie Magnien

After a 24-year campaign, victims and their families are finally face to face with their alleged torturers, following the start of the trial of 21 alleged accomplices of former Chadian president Hissène Habré in N’Djamena last week.

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