Jacqueline Moudeina, avocate pour les droits de l’Homme et Lauréate du Prix Right Livelihood en 2011, peut se réjouir: après plus de vingt ans passés aux côtés des victimes du régime de l’ancien dictateur Hissène Habré, la justice a finalement frappé à la porte du Tchad. Le verdict du lundi 30 mai a reconnu les […]
Hissene Habré, the former dictator of Chad, will stand trial for charges of crimes against humanity, torture, and war crimes before a special court in Senegal on 20 July. Laureate Jacqueline Moudeina has been the driving force behind the struggle to bring the former dictator to justice. This will also be the first universal jurisdiction case to […]
According to Human Rights Watch, the conviction of 20 top security agents twenty-four years after the end of the Habré dictatorship in Chad is a victory for justice. The court also ordered that $125 million in reparations be paid in compensation to 7,000 victims who were plaintiffs in the case. Habré’s government is accused of […]
Chadian former dictator Hissène Habré got arrested. It is a major step towards justice for the victims of his brutal regime. Right Livelihood Laureate Jacqueline Moudeina has been fighting fearlessly to bring Habré to justice. In an email to the RLA Foundation on July 3rd, she commented: “C’est une victoire pour les victimes. Les tyrans, […]
After years of wrangling over what to do about Hissène Habré, Senegal and the African Union have signed an agreement to set up a special tribunal to try Chad’s former leader. This deal comes a month after the International Court of Justice passed a binding rule that Senegal must begin proceedings to try Mr Habré, […]
Jacqueline Moudeina asked Senegal to “stop playing games” as yet another request to extradite Hissène Habré to Belgium was declined on grounds of formal “irregularities”. More information here.
Interview with Jacqueline Moudeina in French on Radio France Internationale.