On 22 September 2020 Wayamo Foundation Senior Consultant Mark Kersten gave the following remarks to the Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) on Libya, which was established by the United Nations Human Rights Council in June 2020. The talk focused on the need to investigate the nexus between international crimes (crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide) and transnational organised crimes (human trafficking, extortion, drug trafficking, etc.).
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.
What’s the future of the ICC after its latest setback? Wayamo Foundation Deputy Director Mark Kersten spoke on Aljazeera about the future of the ICC after the ICC Trial Chamber decided to release Laurent Gbagbo and Blé Goudé.
The Al Capone and Jungle Jabbah precedents show how minor crimes can be used to bring down major criminals. Article by Peter Fabricius, published on 7 December 2018.
The 20th-anniversary summer session of Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (SLS) this year was chock-full of highlights and marquee speakers.
A case now under way before the ICC’s appeals chamber and a possible International Court of Justice ruling raise hopes of mending the damaging rift between the International Criminal Court and South Africa.
Remaining an ICC member would not mean South Africa agrees with every action the court takes or every aspect of the court’s functioning.
Published in the Mail&Guardian on 10 September 2018. Almost two years after first announcing its intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), it remains unclear whether South Africa will exit the Rome Statute system. By Navi Pillay, Richard Goldstone, and Mark Kersten. Last December, Justice Minister Michael Masutha told a meeting of ICC member-states that the country was …
Strong views were expressed at a seminar on South Africa and the ICC in Cape Town last week that South Africa should remain in the court. This is to both bolster international justice when it is under threat and to prove to the world – after the Zuma era – that South Africa remains committed to the rule of law. The seminar was organised by the Wayamo Foundation and the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability.
South Africa could help counter the global vacuum of respect for international law by supporting the International Criminal Court, says former Justice Richard Goldstone, who with Judge Navi Pillay has urged Justice Minister Michael Masutha not to withdraw the country from The Hague-based court.