The trial ended on February 11th 2016, after testimony from 93 witnesses, and on May 30, 2016, judges at the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegal court system will deliver their verdict. This is the first time a former African Head of State is facing justice in another African country. It is also one of the first occasions that an African court is operating under the principle of universal jurisdiction. The New York Times has called the case “a milestone for justice in Africa.”
For further details on the case:here.
Information on Extraordinary African Chambers:here.
Information on the law graduates monitoring the trial:here.
This article was originally published at SIGRID RAUSING TRUST website.