On 30 May, the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal found Hissène Habré guilty of crimes against humanity. Habré, a former president of Chad, was charged with murder, torture, kidnapping and forced disappearances. The judgment is landmark one. It is the first prosecution of its kind in Africa – of a former African president by a court in another African country supported by the African Union. It also demonstrates the role of victims in seeking justice for crimes.
This View on Africa, presented by Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, a senior researcher in the office of the Executive Director. She provided insights into the verdict and what could follow.
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