Rwanda has said YES to African Union request to receive and try the case against Former Chadian President Hissène Habré.
The former ruler is accused of thousands of political killings and systematic torture from 1982 to 1990, before he fled to Senegal, where he has remained for now 20 years.
Rwandas Justice Minister Tharcisse KARUGARAMA told reporters that Rwandas acceptance is part of its humble contribution to peace and international justice.
Asked why Rwanda was chosen to try the high profile case, Karugarama said that, the AU might have considered Rwandas contribution to peace keeping missions around the world.
Minister Karugarama however said that the date for Habrés trial has not been set, not even other case trial procedures.
Senegal has not showed any willingness to try Habré.
On May 30, Senegal withdrew from talks with the AU to establish a court in Dakar to try Habré.
In 2005 and again in 2011, Belgium requested Habres extradition.