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Senegal court upholds life sentence for former Chad leader
The Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in Senegal upheld the life sentence of Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre for crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture. Habre was sentenced to life in prison for rape, various war crimes, and tor (More)
Former Chad president Hissene Habre appeals life sentence
Former president of Chad Hissène Habré will begin his appeal on Monday against the life sentence and fines imposed on him this past summer by the Extraordinary African Chambers , a body created by Senegal and the African Union. He was found guilty (More)
Senegal court sentences Chad ex-ruler to life in prison
A court in Senegal convicted former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré of crimes against humanity committed during his rule from 1982 to 1990 and sentenced to life imprisonment on Monday. He was found guilty of sex slavery, rape and the ordered killin (More)
Prosecutor recommends life sentence for former Chad leader
The prosecutor in the trial of Hissène Habré on Wednesday requested that the former Chadian leader be sentenced to life in prison if convicted. The sentencing recommendation was made by Senegal special prosecutor Mbacke Fall after his closing argume (More)
Former Chad leader carried into court for war crimes trial
Former Chadian leader Hissène Habré was carried into court Monday by masked security agents following his refusal to participate in his trial for war crimes. Habré, who has denounced the proceedings as politically motivated, is accused of committi (More)
Senegal tribunal receives war crimes accusations against Chad president
The Extraordinary African Chambers confirmed Thursday that war crime accusations have been filed against Chad's President Idriss Deby . The special tribunal in Senegal is overseeing the case against the former president of Chad, Hissène Habré , wh (More)
Former Chad leader trial suspended
The Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal on Wednesday suspended the trial of former Chadian leader Hissène Habré on charges of crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes.The suspension of the trial is reportedly due to the need for court (More)
Former Chad leader on trial for crimes against humanity
The Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal on Monday began the trial of former Chadian leader Hissène Habré on charges of crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes. Habré, who ruled Chad from 1982-1990, denies the charges calling the proce (More)
Taking Justice to a New Level: The Special Criminal Court in the Central African Republic
JURIST Guest Columnist Geraldine Mattioli-Zeltner, the advocacy director of the International Justice Program at Human Rights Watch, discusses how a Special Criminal Court, created by the interim authorities of the Central African Republic, has the p (More)
Chad court sentences Habre-era police officers for torture
A criminal court in chad on Wednesday sentenced seven ex-police officers to life in prison for crimes committed during the rule of dictator Hissene Habré [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The former members of Habre's Directorate of Documenta (More)
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