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The Trial of Hissène Habré

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  • The Trial of Hissène Habré

    On May 30, 2016, former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré was convicted of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture, including sexual violence and rape, by the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegalese court system and sentenced to life in prison. The advent of the trial, 25 years after Habré was overthrown and fled to Senegal, was entirely due to the perseverance and tenacity of Habré’s victims and their allies such as Human Rights Watch. The New York Times has called the case “a Milestone for Justice in Africa.”