Extraordinary African Chambers

The Extraordinary African Chambers (French: Chambres Africaines Extraordinaires, CAE) is a tribunal established under an agreement between the African Union and Senegal[1] to try international crimes committed in Chad from 7 June 1982 to 1 December 1990. This period corresponds to the regime of former Chadian President Hissène Habré.[2] The Extraordinary African Chambers were opened 8 February 2013 in Dakar, Senegal. The magistrate Ciré Aly Bâ is the current administrator of the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegalese courts.[3]

Extraordinary African Chambers
Chambres Africaines Extraordinaires
Established8 February 2013
LocationDakar, Senegal
Composition methodAppointment by government of Senegal and African Union
Authorized byStatute


  1. "Accord entre le gouvernement de la republique du senegal et l'union africaine sur la creation de chambres africaines extraordinaires au sein des juridictions senegalaises" [Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Senegal and the African Union on the creation of the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegalese Courts] (PDF) (in French). chambresafricaines.org. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  2. "Le procès d'Hissène Habré est ajourné et reprendra le 7 septembre" (in French). Le Monde. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  3. "L'administrateur des Chambres Africaines Extraordinaires" (in French). chambresafricaines.org. Archived from the original on 29 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
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