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.
Berlin’s past and present reveal several links to severe human rights violations, as well as to efforts to address past atrocities. The International Military Tribunal, which went on to prosecute Nazi crimes in Nuremberg, sat in Berlin on 18 October 1945. In Berlin on 17 October 1998, survivors of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship celebrated after Pinochet was arrested in London. And in the same year, Berlin-based lawyers, politicians and members of the civil society strove for the establishment of the International Criminal Court.
The Human Rights Program will host a conversation with Mark Kersten, deputy director of the Wayamo Foundation and a fellow based at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.
On 16 July 2018, the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the UN and the Wayamo Foundation jointly organised a panel debate at the UN Headquarters on the Rome Statute system, its successes and shortfalls and the challenges ahead.
Abuja hosts capacity building for military and civil investigators and prosecutors to address serious crimes under Nigerian criminal law. The three-day workshop (21-23 May) is organised by the Wayamo Foundation and the International Nuremberg Principles Academy.
Mark Kersten, Fellow Researcher at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and Deputy Director of the Wayamo Foundation, will be giving a lecture on the relationship between the International Criminal Court and African states entitled: “Africa and the International Criminal Court — Building Bridges and Reaching Compromise”.
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”.
Held in Pretoria, the Justice Dialogue brings together South African, German and international experts in the areas of international criminal law and human rights.
ICC Assembly of States Parties Side Event: Through the looking glass — Imagining the future of International Criminal Justice. Panel Discussion and preview of art exhibition “Weights and Measures: portraits of justice.”
Africa Group side event in Brussels on “Strengthening the Central African Republic’s Justice System and Operationalising the Special Criminal Court” features Flavien Mbata, Minister of Justice of the Central African Republic.