July 20, 2012, the International Justice Court (IJC) ruled in favor of Hissène Habré’s victims when they ordered Senegal to prosecute “without further delay” or extradite former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré to Belgium. During Habré’s rule, from 1982-1990, he allegedly subjected thousands of Chadians to political killings and systematic torture. For over 21 years, he has been living in exile within the country of Senegal. Senegal has stalled proceedings against Habré causing Belgium to first indict Habré, then call for his extradition to their state four times in order for the case to be tried. The IJC found that Senegal violated their international legal obligations under the torture convention and ordered Senegal to bring Habré to justice.
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