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I.                    Background
 
 This submission will focus on the legacy of injustice for the crimes committed during the rule of Chad’s former dictator, Hissène Habré.
 
 Habré ruled Chad from 1982 until he was deposed in 1990 by the…
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Statute of the Extraordinary African Chambers within the courts of Senegal created to prosecute international crimes committed in Chad between 7June 1982 and 1 December 1990 (Unofficial translation by Human Rights Watch)   Article 1 – Purpose The purpose…
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 The African Union decided on January 24, 2006 to create a group of legal experts to recommend where and how Hissène Habré, the exiled former dictator of Chad, should be tried.
 
 The Assembly:  
 
  
 
 1. TAKES NOTE of the…
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Briefing to the 60th Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights

In its annual resolution on torture, the Commission on Human Rights should reaffirm the absolute obligation of states not to return (“refouler”) a person to a country where he or she is at risk of being subjected to torture or other cruel or inhuman…
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U.S. President George W. Bush will be traveling to Africa from July 7-12, visiting Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, and Nigeria. This packet from Human Rights Watch includes material for each stop along the way. A brief overview of the Bush…