HISSENE HABRE TRIAL – CRIMINAL PHASE SET TO END IN FEBRUARY

The trial of former President Hissène Habré reached a major milestone on 15 December 2015 with the deposition of the last witness testifying before the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in Dakar, Senegal. The EAC, established by an agreement between the Government of Senegal and the African Union, is mandated to try serious crimes allegedly committed between 1982 and 1990 in Chad.

The trial officially opened on 20 July 2015 but was immediately suspended for 45 days following the defense counsels’ refusal to appear before the Court and subsequent nomination by the Presiding Judge of court-appointed lawyers for the defendant.

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