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Sudan: The Special Courts in Darfur

, Index number: AFR 54/026/2004

This document describes the Special Courts set up in North, West and South Darfur in 2001. These Special Courts are headed by one civilian and two military judges. It expresses Amnesty International's concerns about the independence of the judiciary, insufficient rights of defence, death penalties, confessions made under torture and the unfairness of such trials.

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