Second Nairobi Workshop on Investigating and Prosecuting Crimes Against Humanity

kotarski Judicial Capacity Building, Kenya’s International and Organised Crimes Division

On 19–20 February 2015, the Wayamo Foundation hosted the second two-day interagency training workshop on Crimes Against Humanity for Kenya’s Criminal Investigations Division and the Office of the Department of Public Prosecutions.

The aim of the workshop was to build on the knowledge gained during the first workshop on crimes against humanity held in November 2014 and to test it in exercises and role plays. At the workshop, prosecutors and investigators worked on investigating and building complex cases, interviewing witnesses, working up the chain of command, chain of custody and collaboration with neighbouring countries.

The Crimes Against Humanities Workshop included presentations from:

    • Serge Brammertz, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), The Hague
    • Justice Isaac Lenaola, Judge at Kenya’s High Court, Judge of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone
    • Akingbolahan Adeniran, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Lagos State on Legal Matters, Attorney General’s Chambers, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Nigeria
    • Adejoké Babington-­Ashaye, former International Criminal Court investigator
    • Aimée Comrie, Adviser to the Special Representative and Co‐ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Organization for Security and Co-­operation in Europe (OSCE), Vienna, Austria