Chad

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 ›

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

30 May 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habre sentenced to life for WC, CAH and torture, ICC rejects investigation into Bangladesh, former ICTY accused questioned and more

May 31, 2016

Hisséne Habrè found guilty of war crimes, CAH and Torture, sentenced to life in prison: On 30 May 2016, the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in Dakar sentenced former Chadian leader Hisséne Habrè to life imprisonment.… Read More ›

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

11 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Life recommended for Habre, Romanian CAH conviction upheld and OHCHR on justice in Sri Lanka

February 11, 2016

Prosecution recommends life sentence for Habre: If convicted of war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, Prosecutors have recommended life in prison for former Chad ruler Hissene Habre. Habre ruled Chad from 1982 to 1990… Read More ›

Mural of Ratko Mladic.  Photo: Emmanuel in Europe via Bing (CC).

4 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habre closing arguments approach, Mladic defense witness and ECCC criticism

February 5, 2016

Closing arguments in Habre trial to start on 8 Feb: Closing arguments will take place on February 8-12th in the trial of former Chadian dictator, Hissene Habre, with a verdict expected by the end of May.… Read More ›