Wayamo Foundation Hosts International Justice Day Symposium on Accountability for Human Rights Violations in Sudan

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Nairobi, Kenya – To honour International Justice Day on 17 July 2023, the Wayamo Foundation is organising a symposium in Nairobi, Kenya on the Monitoring and Documentation of Human Rights Violations in Sudan.

The symposium will take place between 9:30 am – 16:30 pm at the Graduate School of Media and Communications at the Aga Khan University in Nairobi, Kenya, and will feature  members of the Sudanese diaspora, international and Kenyan experts, lawyers, and civil society, including the UN Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Sudan Radhouane Nouicer and Transitional Justice Expert, Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and member of the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) Betty Murungi

The event will also feature prominent Sudanese Analyst, Kholood Khair, Founder and Director of Confluence Advisory, who will give an overview of the armed conflict in Sudan. The Chief of the Victims Participation and Reparations Section at the International Criminal Court Philipp Ambach, will lead a discussion on international crimes and victim participation in international crime proceedings. The event will also feature experts on open source investigations from Mnemonic, Gisa and the Sudanese Archive. 

Key sessions include:

  • Justice and accountability: How to respond to human rights violations in Sudan?
  • Overview of the current armed conflict in Sudan, focusing on crimes in West Darfur
  • Classification of international crimes in Sudan under the Rome Statute of the ICC
  • The promise of open-source investigations in promoting justice and accountability

The symposium is part of the Wayamo Foundation’s project, “Capacity building for Sudanese civil society and legal actors: Breaking the cycle of impunity for international crimes,” which provides training in international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and human rights to Sudanese civil society and legal actors.