Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 11:48
By Justice Hub
Some things are impossible until they happen. Hissène Habré, the former Chadian dictator, evaded justice for almost three decades. Many of his victims had lost hope that he would ever be brought to justice let alone that it could happen on African soil. But the impossible did happen and Habré will now spend the rest of his natural life in a Senegalese jail thanks to a sentence passed by the Extraordinary African Chambers or Chambres...
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 04:46
After the long battle to bring former Chadian strongman Hissène Habré to justice, Clément Abaifouta, the head of the Chadian victims’ association is worried that reparations “funds will never reach the pockets of those for whom they are intended”. He argues that is bad news for more than just the victims of the excesses of the Habré regime.
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:18
Clément Abaifouta is the quintessential survivor. In July 1985, he was arrested by Hissène Habré’s dreaded Documentation and Security Directorate (DDS) just as he was about to leave Chad for further studies in Germany. He would spend the next four years enduring harsh conditions in detention on top of which he was forced to bury fellow detainees in mass graves just outside N’Djamena. In all, Abaifouta believes he buried up to 500 fellow detainees. Abaifouta recently participated in a Q and A session after the airing of the film “The Dictator Hunter”. A portion of that discussion, lightly edited for clarity, has been reproduced here as part of Justice Hub’s #MyJustice series.
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 00:00
In this week's review, news about the appeal judgment against Habre, the ICC’s unsealed warrant against Gaddafi’s chief of internal security, Rwanda’s genocide conviction, the ICC’s new enforcement agreement with Sweden, Gambia and accountability, and more
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 12:57
It’s a foreboding title - ‘The World in Crisis’ - but relevant. The subjects covered by the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Annual Conference on International Criminal Law were refugees, peace versus justice after conflict, how wars are being funded through trafficking in antiquities and people and money laundering, and immunity from prosecutions.
Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 12:00
In this week's review, news about the ICC’s legal aid system, former Kosovo PM released in France, former Chadian president appeals against torture and rape conviction, and much more.
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 15:36
In this week's review, Habre appeal against life-sentence, Rwandan genocide trial delayed, UN view of Colombia’s amnesty bill, and more.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 10:21
The African Extraordinary Chambers, an AU-backed special tribunal in Senegal, ordered Hissène Habré last week to pay his victims between 15.000 and 30.000 euros each in compensation for the atrocities they experienced.
Monday, May 30, 2016 - 14:38
Today Chad’s former dictator Hissène Habré heard the verdict that he was found guilty of crimes against humanity, murder and torture after a five-month trial that took place in Senegal’s capital Dakar. A victim's testimony.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 10:58
Last week, vigorous and contradictory arguments were presented during the final public proceedings in the trial of the former Chadian president, Hissein Habré. Habré is on trial before a special tribunal in Dakar, accused of crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture when he was in power from June 1982 to December 1990.