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The President on Trial

Prosecuting Hissène Habré

Kim Thuy Seelinger & Kerstin Bree (Associate Professor in the Law Department, Associate Professor in the Law Department, University of Southern Denmark) Carlson & Sharon Weill

The President on Trial

The President on Trial

Prosecuting Hissène Habré

The President on Trial

 

This book details and contextualizes the trial of Hissène Habré, who was prosecuted by a court in Senegal for his role in atrocities committed against Chadian citizens during the 1980s. It employs an innovative combination of first-person accounts from direct actors and academic analysis from leading experts on international criminal justice.


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Beschrijving The President on Trial

During the 1980s, thousands of Chadian citizens were detained, tortured, and raped by then-President Hissène Habré's security forces. Decades later, Habré was finally prosecuted for his role in these atrocities not in his own country or in The Hague, but across the African continent, at the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal. By some accounts, Habré's trial and conviction by a specially built court in Dakar is the most significant
achievement of global criminal justice in the past decade. Simply creating a court and commencing a trial against a deposed head of state was an extraordinary success. With its 2016 judgment, affirmed on appeal in 2017, the hybrid tribunal in Senegal exceeded expectations, working to deadlines and within its budget, with no
murdered witnesses or self-dealing officials.

This book details and contextualizes the Habré trial. It presents the trial and its impact using a novel structure of first-person accounts from 26 direct actors (Part I), accompanied by academic analysis from leading experts on international criminal justice (Part II). Combined, these views present both local and international perspectives through distinct but inter-locking parts: empirical source material from understudied actors both within and outside the court is then contextualized
with expert analysis that reflects on the construction and work of: the Extraordinary African Chamber (EAC) as well as wider themes of international criminal law. Together with an introduction laying out the work and significance of the EAC and its trial of Hissène Habré, the book is a comprehensive
consideration of a history-making trial.


ISBN
9780198858621
Pagina's
464
Verschenen
NUR
820
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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