Wayamo is an independent and non-profit organisation that works to achieve justice for mass atrocity crimes. But what does it mean? Wayamo strengthens the capacity of investigators, prosecutors and judges around the world, equipping them with the tools to investigate and prosecute international crimes in their domestic systems, advocating transparency and accountability, training journalists to report accurately and responsibly on …
From 9 to 11 August 2021, the Wayamo Foundation held a workshop on the creation of an electronic case-file database within Nigeria’s Complex Casework Group (CCG), covering aspects ranging from the case-filing system to a purpose-designed ICC criminality assessment form and optimal use of Intella software.
The second SCRT training session took place over the span of three days: from 11 to 13 August 2021, participants and local experts gathered at Epe Resort in Lagos, with some international experts joining via Zoom.
On International Justice Day, Mark Kersten, consultant at the Wayamo Foundation, highlights the importance of tackling the funding of atrocity perpetrators.
Bettina Ambach, Director of the Wayamo Foundation, travelled to Khartoum from 23 to 29 June to meet with local actors working in the field of justice and accountability in Sudan.
On 25 May 2021 the Wayamo Foundation hosted a one day training workshop for Nigeria’s Serious Crimes Response Team, a highly specialised unit of military investigators and prosecutors, who would be specifically trained to investigate and prosecute alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity, both of which potentially fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
On 21 May 2021, Wayamo hosted its third media engagement for Nigerian journalists who work on issues pertaining to international criminal justice and accountability. The objective of these meetings is to strengthen reporting skills and build knowledge on critical justice-related issues affecting the region, ranging from the role of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Nigeria to security challenges and the domestic prosecution of alleged Boko Haram suspects.
On 17 May 2021, the Wayamo Foundation held a workshop on the creation of an electronic case-file database and the usage of digital evidence in international criminal investigations within the Complex Casework Group (CCG), a specialised unit coming under the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
The Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) and its Secretariat, the Wayamo Foundation, held their second online Zoom meeting to discuss important developments, and brainstorm about ways forward in light of current circumstances.
The Wayamo Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s Rule of Law Programme for Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa have launched an online resource platform on the fight against impunity in West Africa called “Justice in West Africa”. As part of this project, experts from West Africa were interviewed on debates relating to current and past efforts in the prosecution of international crimes in …