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23 Mar 2018 description
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Quatre organisations dénoncent la non-exécution d’une décision de justice rendue il y a trois ans

23 Mar 2018 description
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3 Years On, No Action on Habré-Era Reparations

(Ndjamena) – The Chadian government has yet to provide court-ordered reparations to 7,000 victims of grave crimes under the rule of former dictator Hissène Habré, four human rights groups said today. Chad’s lack of action is a failure of its obligations to Habré’s victims.

14 Dec 2017 description
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L’État de droit et la bonne gouvernance sont cruciaux pour une stratégie de lutte contre le terrorisme

(Banjul) – La force militaire du G5 Sahel créée pour combattre les groupes armés islamistes dans la région du Sahel en Afrique devrait respecter pleinement les droits humains internationaux et le droit international humanitaire dans ses opérations, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd’hui. Les gouvernements qui soutiennent cette force regroupant des troupes de cinq pays devraient agir également pour améliorer la gouvernance et l’État de droit dans la région.

13 Dec 2017 description
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Rule of Law, Governance Crucial to Counterterrorism Strategy

(Banjul) – The G5 Sahel military force created to counter Islamist armed groups in the Sahel region of Africa should fully respect international human rights and humanitarian law in its operations, Human Rights Watch said today. Governments supporting the five-nation force should also act to improve governance and the rule of law in the region.

29 Apr 2017 description
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Cette décision marque l’aboutissement de 26 ans d’efforts en faveur de la justice

(Nairobi) – La confirmation, le 27 avril 2017, par les Chambres africaines extraordinaires au sein des juridictions sénégalaises, de la condamnation de l’ancien président tchadien Hissène Habré donne raison à la persistance des victimes à obtenir justice et à lutter contre l’impunité en Afrique, a déclaré aujourd’hui Human Rights Watch.

29 Apr 2017 description
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Decision Brings to a Close 26-Year Struggle for Justice

(Nairobi) – The decision on April 27, 2017, by the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal to uphold the conviction of former Chadian President Hissène Habré vindicates the persistence of the victims’ struggle for justice and the fight against impunity in Africa, Human Rights Watch said today.

01 Feb 2017 description
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1 in 4 Girls Marry Before 18 Despite African Leaders’ Efforts

By Agnes Odhiambo

“I’ve never experienced happiness in my marriage. I’ve never seen the benefit of being married,” Chimwemwe told me when I interviewed her in a small village in rural Malawi.

03 May 2016 description
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Updated Questions and Answers on Trial of Ex-Chad Dictator

Dakar) – Human Rights Watch on May 3, 2016, issued an updated question-and-answer document about the trial in Senegal of the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré. A verdict is scheduled for May 30, based on an announcement by the court at the end of the trial on February 11.

24 Mar 2016 description
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Une coalition d’associations dénonce la non-exécution d’une décision de justice rendue il y a un an

(Ndjamena) - Le gouvernement tchadien n’a toujours pas exécuté une décision de justice ordonnant réparation à plus de 7 000 victimes de crimes graves commis durant le régime de l’ancien dictateur tchadien Hissène Habré, ont déclaré aujourd’hui trois groupes de défense des droits humains.

17 Dec 2015 description
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Les plaidoiries finales sont prévues en janvier, le verdict est attendu au printemps 2016

14 Dec 2015 description
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Final Arguments, Decision Expected in Early 2016

(Dakar) – The last witness is scheduled to testify on December 15, 2015 in the landmark trial in Senegal of the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré, Human Rights Watch said today. The lawyers’ closing statements are expected to take place late January or early February 2016, with a verdict by the end of May 2016.

07 Sep 2015 description
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(Dakar, le 4 septembre 2015) – Le procès de l'ancien dictateur tchadien Hissène Habré, poursuivi pour crimes contre l'humanité, crimes de guerre et torture va reprendre pour de bon le 7 septembre 2015.

04 Sep 2015 description
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Hissène Habré Trial to Resume

(Dakar, September 4, 2015) – The trial of the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré on charges of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture will begin in earnest on September 7, 2015.

When the landmark trial before the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegal court system formally opened on July 20, Habré had to be removed from court after an outburst. Habré’s lawyers then refused to appear and the trial was adjourned, giving new court-appointed lawyers time to study the case.

20 Jul 2015 description
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Hissène Habré est poursuivi pour crimes contre l'humanité, crimes de guerre et torture

(Dakar, le 17 juillet 2015) – Le procès de l'ancien dictateur du Tchad Hissène Habré est une victoire pour les victimes de son régime, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd'hui. Le procès débutera le 20 juillet 2015, près de 25 ans après le renversement de Hissène Habré.

17 Jul 2015 description
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Hissène Habré Accused of Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes, Torture

(Dakar, July 17, 2015) – The trial of Chad’s former dictator Hissène Habré is a victory for the victims of his government, Human Rights Watch said today. The trial will begin on July 20, 2015, almost 25 years after he was overthrown.

14 May 2015 description
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L’ancien dictateur du Tchad est accusé de crimes contre l’humanité

(Dakar, le 13 mai 2015) – Le procès de l’ancien dictateur du Tchad Hissène Habré, qui doit commencer au Sénégal le 20 juillet, sera le point culminant d’une campagne pour la justice ayant duré deux décennies, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd’hui.

14 May 2015 description
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Former Chad Dictator Charged With Crimes Against Humanity

(Dakar) – The trial in Senegal of the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré, set to begin July 20, 2015, will mark the culmination of a two-decade campaign for justice.

25 Mar 2015 description
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Vingt accusés reconnus coupables, la Cour a ordonné une réparation à hauteur de 125 millions de dollars

25 Mar 2015 description
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20 Convicted, $125 Million in Reparations to Victims Ordered

(N’Djaména, March 25, 2015) – The torture conviction in Chad on March 25 of 20 top security agents of the 1982-1990 Hissène Habré dictatorship is a victory for justice, Human Rights Watch said today. The criminal court acquitted four others and ordered that the Chadian government and the convicted persons pay US$125 million in reparations to over 7,000 victims.

13 Feb 2015 description
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Court to Try Hissene Habre for Crimes Against Humanity

(Dakar, February 13, 2015) – The ruling on February 13, 2015, to move ahead with the trial of Hissène Habré, Chad’s former dictator, is a milestone in the long campaign to bring him to justice, Human Rights Watch said today.