A Global Quest for Accountability

Lessons from the Habré legal saga

Jacqueline Moudeina from Chad and Reed Brody from the US were two of the architects of the landmark prosecution of former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré. Now, ECCHR and Brot are bringing Moudeina and Brody, to a conference of internationally renowned human rights lawyers to Berlin.  

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How to do Justice?

Accountability for Mass Atrocities in Syria

ECCHR and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung are bringing together survivors of torture and mass atrocities in Syria as well as Syrian lawyers, international activists and legal and political experts to discuss potential avenues for prosecution and the meaning of criminal accountability for the crimes committed in Syria. 

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The US experience

Exceeding legal boundaries in countering terrorism

Waterboarding, sleep deprivation, electric shocks. Guantánamo, Abu Ghraib, Bagram and secret prisons in Eastern Europe. These crimes and sites stand for the so-called "enhanced interrogation" program which the US established post the 9/11 attacks and which was approved by the highest levels of the Bush-Administration.

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