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African Union: No Reparations for Ex-Chad President’s Victims

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Supporters of Habre's victims, Dakar, 2015. © 2015 Reed Brody/HRW (Addis Ababa) – The African Union has yet to set up a Trust Fund to compensate victims of the former Chadian president Hissène Habré, four years after his historic conviction in Senegal, a coalition of international and regional human rights organizations said today. On May 30, 2016, Habré was convicted of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture, including sexual violence and rape, by an African Union-backed Senegalese court and sentenced to life in prison. When an appellate court confirmed…


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