African Union Calls for ‘Expeditious’ Start to Habré Trial

(Addis Ababa) – Senegal should start proceedings against Chad’s former dictator Hissene Habre immediately, Human Rights Watch said today, echoing a call from African Union heads of state and government. In a resolution adopted at its summit on January 31, 2011, the African Union called for an "expeditious" start to the trial.

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