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Senegal Adopts Law to Try Former Dictator

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Lawmakers in Senegal have passed a law creating a special court to try former Chadian leader Hissene Habre for crimes against humanity. The National Assembly ratified an agreement with the African Union to create the court, which is being called the “Extraordinary Chamber.” Rights groups have been calling for years for Senegal to try Habre, […]

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Senegal, AU Finalize Plan to Try Chad’s Habre

Posted August 23rd, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Senegal and the African Union have finalized a deal to create a special court to put former Chadian President Hissene Habre on trial for war crimes charges. The agreement comes a month after the United Nations’ highest court ordered Senegal to either prosecute Mr. Habre or extradite him. A Chad truth commission says Mr. Habre […]

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World Court Orders Prosecution of Chad’s Habre

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nation’s highest court has ordered Senegal to either prosecute former Chadian President Hissene Habre on genocide charges or extradite him “without further delay.” The International Court of Justice at The Hague issued the decision on Friday in response to Belgium’s request to prosecute Mr. Habre for alleged crimes against humanity. A Chad truth […]

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World Court Orders Prosecution of Chad’s Former Dictator

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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The International Court of Justice has ruled that Senegal must either put former Chadian President Hissene Habre on trial for genocide or extradite him “without further delay.” The court at The Hague issued the decision on Friday in a response to a request by Belgium to prosecute Mr. Habre on charges of crimes against humanity. […]

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Chad Asks Senegal to Extradite Habre to Belgium

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Chad has asked Senegal to extradite Chad’s former president Hissene Habre to Belgium, where he is charged with against crimes against humanity. Mr. Habre has been living in Dakar since he was overthrown by current Chadian President Idriss Deby more than 20 years ago. Senegal placed the former ruler under house arrest in 2005, after […]

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Senegal Plans Talks on Ex-Chadian Leader Habre

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Senegal says it will hold “urgent” talks about the fate of former Chadian President Hissene Habre, after the government abruptly canceled plans to send him back to his home country. The Senegalese government suspended its expulsion order for Mr. Habre on Sunday, following warnings from the United Nations that Mr. Habre could be tortured if […]

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Senegal Calls Off Extradition of Ex-Chad Leader

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Senegal’s foreign minister says the government decided not to extradite former Chadian President Hissene Habre, just hours before he was to be sent home on Monday. Madicke Niang said Senegal decided to suspend the extradition at the request of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. In a statement issued earlier Sunday, Ms. […]

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Senegal Urged Not to Extradite Ex-Chad Leader

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations human rights chief has asked Senegal to reconsider its decision to extradite former Chadian President Hissene Habre to his homeland. In a statement issued Sunday, Navi Pillay says that Senegal, as a party to the Convention Against Torture, may not extradite anyone to a state “where there are substantial grounds for believing […]

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Senegal to Send Habre Back to Chad

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Senegal will next week extradite former Chadian president Hissene Habre back to Chad, where he is wanted on charges of killing thousands of people. Chadian officials say Senegal’s government has informed them that Mr. Habre will be sent home on Monday. A Chadian inquiry accuses Mr. Habre of being responsible for 40,000 political killings during […]

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