High-level retreat and strategic Network meeting in Nairobi

Julio Ottaviano Judicial Capacity Building, News and Events, News and Events AGJA

Wayamo resumes its work in East Africa with a high-level retreat on “Combating human trafficking” and a strategic meeting of the network of Heads of Public Prosecutions and Criminal Investigations in the East African region. In continuation of its ongoing efforts to enhance the capacity of East African states to investigate and prosecute transnational human trafficking cases, as well as to strengthen regional cooperation amongst the …

Launch of the Dakar Guidelines

Julio Ottaviano International Conferences, News and Events

After two years of work and research, the lead authors and drafting team launched the Dakar Guidelines on 23 July 2019.  The goal of the Guidelines is to provide a reference guide on the establishment of hybrid courts. As such, the Dakar Guidelines do not represent a roadmap, nor are they a best practices manual. Rather, the Guidelines offer national, regional, …

Joan Kagezi Memorial Lecture Report

Julio Ottaviano International Conferences, News and Events

On 17 April 2019, the Wayamo Foundation, in partnership with the Ugandan Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), held the 4thAnnual Joan Kagezi Memorial Lecture in Kampala. The event was organised with the financial support of the European Union. The 4thAnnual Joan Kagezi Memorial Lecture focused on how national, regional and international actors can harness domestic and international …

July 2019 Newsletter

Julio Ottaviano News and Events, News and Events AGJA

Here are the latest updates about some of the leading projects and activities of the Wayamo Foundation and the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability. Since January 2019, the Wayamo Foundation and the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability have held two capacity building workshops for investigators and prosecutors, and two symposia on international justice at venues in Uganda and Ghana. Click here for the …

Summary report: “Strengthening justice and accountability in Nigeria”

kotarski News and Events AGJA

Following on from five previous workshops on “Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria” held over the course of 2017 and 2018, the conclusion of the latest three-day session in Lagos, from November 1 to 3, marks the sixth in the series organised, promoted, designed and conducted by the Wayamo Foundation, the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) and the International Nuremberg Principles Academy.

Accra Conference Report: West African International Justice

Julio Ottaviano International Conferences, News and Events, News and Events AGJA

Conference Report: “West African International Justice – Leadership, Challenges, and Opportunities”

Justice Talks: Adama Dempster, human rights defender

Julio Ottaviano agja video, News and Events, Video

Liberian human rights and justice campaigner Adama Dempster joins Wayamo Deputy Director Mark Kersten for a discussion on how accountability for war crimes in Liberian can be achieved. Dempster provides critical background into the political situation facing the country and spells out what needs to happen for Liberia to set up a war crimes tribunal. On 21-22 March 2019, the …

COURTS NOT GUNS: COMBATING TERRORISM THROUGH THE LAW

Julio Ottaviano International Conferences, News and Events, News and Events AGJA

The Wayamo Foundation, in partnership with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, held the 4th Annual Joan Kagezi Memorial Lecture on 17 April 2019, in Kampala, Uganda.

Ghana: Chief Justice Akuffo advocates for the establishment of an international tribunal

Julio Ottaviano In the Press, News and Events

Chief Justice, Sophia A. B. Akuffo is advocating the establishment of an international tribunal to expedite trials of cross-border crimes which do not fall within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) but have devastating consequences on security in the West Africa region.