Victims of Hissène Habré The struggle for reparations continues Side Event - ASP 16
7 December 2017, from 1.15pm
United Nations Headquarters, New York
The trial in Senegal of former Chadian leader, Hissène Habré was a milestone in international criminal justice. It is the first universal jurisdiction trial in Africa.
The Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) within the courts of Senegal, found Habré guilty of the crimes against humanity of rape, sexual slavery, and ordering killings during his rule in Chad from 1982 to 1990. Habré received a life sentence.
On 29 July 2016, the EAC awarded the following reparations to Habré's victims: U.S.D. 33,880 each to victims of rape and sexual violence;
U.S.D. 25,410 each to victims of arbitrary detention, torture, prisoners of
war and survivors; and
U.S.D.16,935 each to indirect victims.
The Side Event will discuss the challenges of implementing the reparation awards and how they can be redressed.
The debate will be moderated by the Executive Director of AFLA Evelyn A. Ankumah.
Africa Legal Aid, Association Tchadienne pour la Defense du Droits de l'Homme, Human Rights Watch and Redress extend their gratitude to the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland for its support.
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