Book Publication – “The President on Trial: Prosecuting Hissène Habré”

May 15, 2020

Habre book cover
Kim Thuy Seelinger, Research Associate Professor of Brown School and Founding Director of the Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration at the Institute of Public Health co-edited a book entitled The President on Trial: Prosecuting Hissène Habré. The book is the first in-depth treatment of the historic prosecution of the former president of Chad for war crimes and crimes against humanity in a courthouse across the African continent, in Senegal (2015-2016).
 
This volume is an unconventional collection of chapters from the Senegalese and Chadian experts who operationalized the remarkable trial. It also provides a large selection of first-person accounts, from politicians, judges, lawyers, victims, and leading scholars of international criminal justice and victims’ rights, providing unique insights into the construction and work of the Extraordinary African Chambers.