No, says Clément Abaïfouta, who heads the Association des Victimes des Crimes du Régime de Hissène Habré (AVCRHH). “His death does not affect the reparation process,” he says. “It may even be the catalyst for a mechanism that, for the moment, is at a standstill.”
On 27 April 2017, the Chambres Africaines Extraordinaires confirmed on appeal the judgment that had been handed down in Dakar in the first instance. The former Chadian president, who had been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity, was not only sentenced to life imprisonment but also had to pay 82bn CFA francs ($148.3m) to the 7,396 civil parties.
An inactive fund
In 2016, a trust fund was set up to collect the proceeds made from selling Habré’s assets and redistribute them to the victims. In 2017, the African Union (AU) announced that it would be contributing $5m.
There is a group of African heads of state who
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