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The day a grenade exploded at my feet should have scared   me. Instead, it made me more determined. One life lost cannot erase the memory of 40,000 who per-ished during the dictatorship of president Hissene Habre in Chad. Whether it was me or someone else, I knew that one day those who were stolen from their families, tortured and beaten, would see justice.

From 1982 until 1990, Habre ruled my country of birth, Chad, after coming to power through a military coup. Through fear and intim-idation, assisted by his secret police, the Documentation and Security Directorate (DDS), he rounded up thousands of citi-zens, many of whom were then killed or "disappeared," until he was deposed by another coup and exiled to Senegal. It would take nearly 30 years be-fore he was brought to trial.

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Governments Signal Continued Support for Court

The recent decisions by South Africa, Burundi, and Gambia to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC) are generating wide attention and speculation about a mass exodus from the court by African countries. But think it’s clear where Africa stands on the ICC? Think again. A growing number of African governments have spoken out over the past week against withdrawal:


Stella Ndirangu of ICJ Kenya EXPAND Stella Ndirangu of the Kenya section of International Commission of Jurists. © 2016 Human Rights Watch

Côte d’Ivoire’s president, Alassane Ouattara, said in a local radio interview on November 1 that his country does not intend to leave the ICC.

Nigeria gave a strong statement in support of the ICC to the United Nations General Assembly on October 31, affirming “Nigeria’s continuous commitment to support and cooperate with the court.”

Senegal, at the UN General Assembly on October 31, “invite[d] all States Parties to contribute all of the assistance and cooperation necessary for the court.”

Last modified on Thursday, 03 November 2016 16:07

Les victimes de la crise malienne ne bénéficieront pas du Fonds au Profit des victimes disponible à la CPI

Dans le cadre de la semaine des victimes qui se tient au Centre International de Conférence de Bamako (CICB) du 20 au 25 Juin 2016, la COMADDH et ses partenaires ont réuni les victimes de la crise malienne et les experts afin d’échanger sur le fonds au profit des victimes qui se trouve au niveau de la CPI.

Cette rencontre est organisée par la COMADDH dans le cadre de la commémoration de la journée mondiale des Nations Unies pour le soutien aux victimes. Plusieurs sujets relatifs aux droits des victimes de la crise malienne sont au menu. Parmi ces sujets, le fonds au profit des victimes.

La conférence sur les fonds au profit des victimes a pour objectif de cerner les différents fonds au profit des victimes. De façon spécifique, elle permettra, notamment aux victimes de connaitre l’existence de fonds au profit des victimes, de partager ses objets, les groupes cibles éligibles, les critères et conditions d’accès ainsi que les modalités de fonctionnement desdits fonds.

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