Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi, President of the International Criminal Court and Elizabeth Evenson, Senior Counsel, International Justice Programme, Human Rights Watch, listen to human rights activist and lawyer Femi Falana (R), Member of the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability. Photo by Kris Kotarski/Wayamo Foundation.
Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi, President of the International Criminal Court and Elizabeth Evenson, Senior Counsel, International Justice Programme, Human Rights Watch, listen to human rights activist and lawyer Femi Falana (R), Member of the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability. Photo by Kris Kotarski/Wayamo Foundation.

Symposium Report: African Justice Mechanisms and their interplay with the International Criminal Court

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Between 22-24 March 2016, the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA), an independent group of senior African experts on international criminal law and human rights, held a three-day symposium in Cape Town, which was attended by over one 150 experts on international criminal justice, human rights activists, academics and practitioners in the field of international law.

The symposium, which was organised by AGJA and the Wayamo Foundation and hosted by the University of Cape Town, analysed the crucial aspects of national, regional and international justice, as well as the role of its main players.

Below, readers can find a detailed report outlining the discussions and debates that took place at the symposium: