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Habré and justice in Africa

Monday 18 July 2016

The trial and conviction of Hissène Habré for historic crimes is assessed by Richard Goldstone, Fatou Bensouda and Mark Ellis

The unique and highly significant trial was held in Senegal and supported by the African Union. The former Chad dictator was convicted in May 2016 of crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture committed from 1982 to 1990.

Examining the trial, and what it means for international justice across Africa and beyond, are: Richard Goldstone, Honorary first chief prosecutor of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda; Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court; and Mark Ellis, executive director of the IBA.