Archive for the ‘Senegal’ Category
(Dakar) – Senegal’s new government should make it a priority to protect the estimated 50,000 children forced to beg each day on the country’s streets, a coalition of Senegalese civil society organizations, Anti-Slavery International, and Human Rights Watch said today.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) heard arguments from March 12 to 21, 2012 in “Questions relating to the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite (Belgium v. Senegal)” over the fate of the former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré.
(The Hague) – The International Court of Justice (ICJ) should order Senegal to extradite the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré to Belgium, Human Rights Watch and Chadian victims groups said today.
(N’Djaména) – La déclaration du président sénégalais Abdoulaye Wade que « très probablement Hissène Habré va être renvoyé en Belgique » pour répondre aux accusations de crimes contre l’humanité, crimes de guerre, et torture suscite l’espoir des victimes, a d&
(Geneva) – The United Nations Committee against Torture (“the Committee”) has called on Senegal to comply with its obligation to prosecute or extradite Chad's exiled former dictator, Hissène Habré, Human Rights Watch said today.
(Brussels) – The Senegalese government should honor Chad’s request to send former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré to Belgium for prosecution for crimes against humanity during his rule from 1982 to 1990, a coalition of Chadian victims’ and African and international human rights organizations said today.
(Dakar) – The African Union (AU) should press Senegal to extradite the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré to Belgium, a coalition of his victims and human rights groups said today.
African heads of state will come together in Equatorial Guinea on June 30, 2011, for an AU summit meeting. Senegal, on May 30, withdrew from talks with the AU to establish a court in Dakar to try Habré.
(Brussels) – The Senegalese government should promptly investigate the violent assaults on the human rights activists Alioune Tine and Oumar Diallo during a June 23, 2011 demonstration, and prosecute those responsible, Human Rights Watch said today.