Date & Time: Tuesday 24 April 2018, 19:15 – 20:45, 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
Chair: Professor Mashood Baderin, School of Law, SOAS and Chair of the Centre of African Studies, University of London
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.