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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Extraordinary African Chambers

Emanuele Cimiotta

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 29 May 2020

Subject(s):
Heads of state and other senior officials — Crimes against humanity — War crimes — International courts and tribunals, procedure — International criminal courts and tribunals, procedure — Consent to jurisdiction — Reparations — Jurisdiction of states, universality principle

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 The Extraordinary African Chambers (‘EAC’) were opened in Dakar, Senegal, on 8 February 2013 and mandated to prosecute Chad’s former Head of State (Heads of State), Hissène Habré (also spelled Hissen Habré or Hissein Habré), for the international crimes committed in Chad from 7 June 1982 to 1 December 1990. 2 On 30 May 2016, the Extraordinary African Trial Chamber convicted Mr Habré and sentenced him to life imprisonment for torture, crimes against humanity including rape, enslavement, murder, summary executions, kidnapping followed by enforced disappearance...
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