The Trial of Hissene Habre : How the People of Chad Brought a Tyrant to Justice, Paperback Book

The Trial of Hissene Habre : How the People of Chad Brought a Tyrant to Justice Paperback

Part of the African Arguments series


When Hissene Habre, the deposed dictator of Chad, was found guilty of crimes against humanity in 2016, it was described as 'a watershed for human rights justice in Africa and beyond'.

For the first time, an African war criminal had been convicted on African soil.

Having followed the trial from the very beginning and interviewed many of those involved, journalist Celeste Hicks tells the remarkable story of how Habre was brought to justice.

His conviction followed a heroic 25 year campaign by activists and survivors of Habre's atrocities, which succeeded despite international indifference, opposition from Habre's allies, and several failed attempts to bring him to trial in Europe and elsewhere.

In the face of such overwhelming odds, the conviction of a once untouchable tyrant represents a major turning point, with profound implications for African justice and the future of human rights activism globally.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 232 pages, 1 Bibliography; 1 Index
  • Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
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  • Category: True crime
  • ISBN: 9781786991836

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