Chad: Chadian National Conference adopts resolutions to prevent human rights violations

A National Conference held from mid-January 1993 to early April 1993 to debate Chad’s political future and to introduce reforms, adopted a number of measures to ensure respect for human rights. These included the immediate release of all political prisoners and prisoners of war. The delegates also demanded that the government bring to an end arbitrary arrests, unlawful detentions, arbitrary or unlawful killings, “disappearances”, and torture and ill-treatment; former and serving members of the security forces and others responsible for human rights abuses and other crimes should be brought to justice, and commissions of inquiry should be set up to investigate such crimes and establish responsibility. The government should also ensure the judiciary’s competence and independence.

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