Regional and Grassroots Justice in Africa: Hissène Habré and beyond

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 7:15pm to 9:00pm

Date & Time: Tuesday 24 April 2018, 19:15 – 21:00, followed by a reception
Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG 

When Hissène Habré, 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, a former African head of state had been convicted on African soil.

In this event, we discuss the trial of Habré, the key role played by grassroots activists, and the future of the fight against impunity in Africa.


Celeste Hicks, author of The Trial of Hissène Habré

Thierry Cruvellier, journalist

Gaëtan Mootoo, Amnesty International West Africa researcher

JJ Wangui, journalist, Kenya

Chair: Dr Chaloka Beyani, LSE


Copies of The Trial of Hissène Habré (Zed Books, 2018) by Celeste Hicks will be on sale at the event.

Presented in partnership with the International Africa Institute.

Photo: Hissène Habré, © Daniel Simon/Getty

This event is free and open to all but space is limited. Please register your place on Eventbrite.