Lawyer Betty Kaari Murungi, Senior Adviser on Transitional Justice to the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), the body tasked with oversight for the implementation of the South Sudan peace process, and a member of the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability; discusses continental, regional and domestic responses to international crimes (genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity) and crimes against vulnerable groups (women and children).
Justice Talks: Christine Alai, a Kenyan Lawyer and Head of Office, Physicians for Human Rights (Kenya) is responsible for the advancement of the Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones in Kenya, and coordinates and leads forensic trainings to influence collaboration among medical, legal, and law enforcement personnel with the goal of enhancing prosecutions and accountability for sexual violence in Kenya.
The late Joan Kagezi was appointed head of Department from 2010 up to the time of her demise on 30th March, 2015. The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions set up an International War Crimes in the wake of the terrorist attack on Uganda in 2010, which led to the death of about 75 people. Uganda ratified the Rome Statute of 1998 which was domesticated and passed as the “International War Crimes Act of 2009”. By Kambale Reagan.
The Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Mike Chibita, this week voiced his frustration over the delay by the police to investigate and bring to book the killers of slain Principal State Attorney Joan Kagezi three years down the road.
Judicial officers, legal practitioners and other actors in the criminal justice system on Friday, got together to discuss best practices through which international and transnational crimes can be combatted. By PAUL AMPURIRE.
Justice Talks: Gerald Niyungeko, a judge and a former President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, speaks to Wayamo Foundation’s Judie Kaberia about how the immunity issue may hamper African Court.
On 13 April 2018, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in partnership with the Wayamo Foundation are organising the 3rd Annual Joan Kagezi Memorial Lecture under the theme “Combating international and transnational organised crime: Lessons learnt and best practices”.
Justice Talks: Charles Adeogun-Phillips, a Litigation Practitioner and a former Lead Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, speaks to Wayamo Foundation’s Angela Mudukuti about the ICC’s decision to investigate Burundi.