Monday, April 13, 2009
The International Court of Justice has concluded the oral proceedings in Case 2009/16 on Questions Relating to the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite. The court has started its deliberations in the case. The Kingdom of Belgium instituted the case against the Republic of Senegal on February 19, claiming that Senegal had an obligation to prosecute or extradite Hissene Habre, the former President of Chad. Click here to read more about the case in an earlier post on our blog. Click here to see the ICJ Press Release about the conclusion of the hearings. The verbatim records of the hearings held from April 6-8, 2009 are available on the ICJ website.