22/05/2015 / Hissne HabrŽ trial to begin on 20 July

Hissne HabrŽ trial to begin on 20 July

Human Rights, 22/05/2015

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 proceed to trial in Africa.

A new short documentary by Spanish director Isabel Coixet, “Talking about Rose“, examines the life and death of Rose Lokissim, one of the prisoners of Hissène Habré. Her story inspired many campaigns for justice in Chad.

Read the update on Habré’s trial.