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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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29 January 2011 by -

Twenty years ago, Hissène Habré, the dictator of Chad, was overthrown and fled to Senegal. The doors of his prisons flung open and I returned, a walking skeleton, to my family. I had watched hundreds of my cellmates die and I took an oath before God that I would bring Habré to justice in their name. For two decades I have been faithful to that quest, and our goal seemed near in November when international donors agreed to finance Habré's trial in Senegal.

By Souleymane Guengueng*

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18 January 2011 by -

The United Nations (UN) Committee against Torture has called on Senegal to comply with its “obligation” to prosecute or extradite Chad's exiled former dictator, Hissène Habré, Human Rights Watch said today.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

The Committee’s action came in response to a statement by President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal that he had “had enough” of the Habré case and was “going to get rid of him.”

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17 November 2010 by -

Donor countries will meet in Dakar to collect funds for the trial Hissène Habré, the African Union (AU) announced on Monday. Human Rights Watch says the meeting is a potential turning point "in a long campaign to bring the former Chadian dictator to justice."

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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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