Practice Relating to Rule 161. International Cooperation in Criminal Proceedings
Section A. Cooperation between States
Chad’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states:
Respect for IHL by combatants depends on two factors, prevention and repression.
(b) The measures and means of repression [include]:
- International cooperation.
In 2007, in its initial report to the Committee against Torture, Chad stated:
115 … Mention should … be made of the Chadian Government’s willingness to cooperate with foreign judicial bodies, especially that of Belgium and with human rights defence associations by allowing access to the premises and archives of the Documentation and Security Directorate (DDS) and to its premises.
314. With regard to acts of torture committed under the regime of Hissène Habré, several rogatory commissions have been executed in Chad to enable the Belgian judge in charge of the case to collect evidence. However, this desire to provide judicial assistance, seen from the perspective of the  Convention [against Torture] which is the subject of this report, has its limitations inasmuch as the offences mentioned in article 4 do not fall within the scope of these agreements on mutual judicial assistance.