Chad

Hissene Habre.  Photo: afrofocus.com via Bing (CC).

27 April 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – EAC upholds conviction of Habre on appeal

April 27, 2017

Extraordinary African Chambers upholds conviction of Habre on appeal: On 27 April the Extraordinary African Chambers issued its judgment on appeal confirming the trial judgment which convicted the former Chadian leader for war crimes and life… Read More ›

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6 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UNSC delegates hear of Boko Haram impacts to peace and security; Following famine declaration, UN Relief Coordinator highlights desperate situation in S. Sudan; UN HR Commissioner says hybrid court needed in Sri Lanka to ensure justice

March 6, 2017

UNSC delegates hear of Boko Haram impacts to peace and security: On 4 March 2017, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) undertook a country visit in Chad to highlight the ongoing humanitarian challenges in the… Read More ›

UN Security Council.  Photo: François Proulx via Flickr (CC).

22 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Security Council calls for the immediate need for humanitarian aid in Lake Chad Region, Gambian former leader Jammeh leaves for Guinea following election loss challenge, and UNSC “alarmed” over reported executions, property destruction in Palmyra

January 23, 2017

Security Council calls for the immediate need for humanitarian aid in Lake Chad Region: The United Nations Security Council has condemned the terrorist attacks committed by Boko Haram militants in the Lake Chad Basin. It has… Read More ›

Hissène Habré.  Photo: globalsolutions.org via Bing (CC).

10 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habre appeal begins, Karadzic former adviser tried in Sarajevo

January 10, 2017

Appeal begins in Habre case before the Extraordinary African Chambers: On 9 January 2016, the hearings in the appeal trial of former Chad President Hissene Habre started before the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC), a special… Read More ›

Hissene Habre. Photo: The Guardian: Ibrahima Ndiaye/AP via Bing (CC).

9 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habrè begins appeal against war crime conviction, Kosovo special prosecutor files charges against war crimes suspect, Sri Lanka’s mixed reaction to foreign advisors in war crimes investigations, and UN task force to develop strategy to combat sexual violence

January 9, 2017

Habrè starts appeal over war crimes conviction: On Monday, the legal team of Chad’s former leader Hisséne Habrè started the appeal against his life sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity. In May 2016,… Read More ›

Hissène Habré.  Photo: globalsolutions.org via Bing (CC).

21 December 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habre appeal on 9 Jan, UNSC extends ICTY, Rwandan genocide trial delayed, and UN on Colombian amnesty bill

December 21, 2016

Habre appeal to be heard on 9 Jan by Extraordinary African Chambers: The Extraordinary African Chambers – a special tribunal set up by Senegal and the African Union – will hear the appeal of former… Read More ›

Hissene Habre. Photo: The Guardian: Ibrahima Ndiaye/AP via Bing (CC).

2 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habre ordered to pay compensation, Simone Gbagbo trial delayed, Bosnian man arrest in Brazil for WC

August 2, 2016

Habre ordered to pay compensation to victims of crimes against humanity: On 29 July 2016, the Extraordinary African Chambers Court ordered Habré to pay compensation to his victims of crimes against humanity (CAH). Compensations amount reported… Read More ›

14 June 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS  – Eritrea and Ethiopia spar over UN Report; border clashes ensue; ICC and UNESCO align to fight destruction of cultural heritage, a war crime; Habre, accused former Chadian Dictator, appeals Special African Chamber conviction; Final witnesses due in Mladic Trial; closing statements as early as the fall

14 June 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Eritrea and Ethiopia spar over UN Report; border clashes ensue; ICC and UNESCO align to fight destruction of cultural heritage, a war crime; Habre, accused former Chadian Dictator, appeals Special African Chamber conviction; Final witnesses due in Mladic Trial; closing statements as early as the fall

June 17, 2016

  Eritrea and Ethiopia spar over UN Report; border clashes ensue On 8 June 2016, the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea released a report which found that the Eritrea has committed… Read More ›