Monday, July 16, 2012
ICJ to Deliver Judgment in Questions Relating to the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite (Belgium v Senegal)
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has announced that it will hold a public hearing on Friday, July 20 at 3 pm to announce its judgment in the case of Questions relating to the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite (Belgium v. Senegal). The proceedings will also be broadcast live.
Belgium initiated these proceedings in February 2009 when it alleged that Senegal had failed to comply with its obligation to prosecute the former president of Chad, Hissène Habré, or to extradite him to Belgium for the purposes of criminal proceedings. Mr. Habré has been living in exile in Senegal since 1990 and is accused of acts of torture and crimes against humanity.
For more information regarding Friday's proceedings, check the ICJ press release.