This guest post, part of an IJ Monitor series of summaries on the Hissène Habré trial, was produced by a group of Senegalese law school graduates with the support of TrustAfrica. The views expressed below do not necessarily reflect the views of the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Three months since its reopening on September 7, 2015, the trial of former Chadian President Hissène Habré continues before the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in Dakar. Between September and October, 31 hearings were held, and 53 witness and victim depositions were heard.
During the month of November, the judges heard 25 witnesses and victims over the course of 12 hearings. Notably, one of the witnesses was not allowed to complete his testimony, having demonstrated a … Continue Reading