Transitions from where? Transition to what? Exploring transitional justice efforts in an ever-changing world
19 May 2023, Nairobi, Kenya.
Recognising that human rights violations are being committed on a daily basis in Sudan, the Wayamo Foundation, the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability, and the Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communication hosted a public symposium on transitional justice and international criminal law on 19 May 2023, in Nairobi, Kenya. The symposium brought together high-level regional and international experts as well as transitional justice and international criminal law advocates from Kenya in a forum for respectful and spirited discussion and debate.
The joint Wayamo-AGJA conference explored timely and pressing issues regarding the tools available to states and affected communities to address past atrocities and ongoing human rights violations. Over ninety participants drawn from Kenyan and Sudanese civil society organisations, the Kenya Bar Association, media representatives from Kenya and the Sudanese diaspora, the diplomatic corps, and law and international relations students from various Nairobi universities took part in the symposium. Spanning three panels and one conversation, the symposium addressed topics which included, transitional justice in a transitioning world, focusing on recent geopolitical, international and legal changes in the transitional justice field, opportunities and challenges in the collection of evidence of mass atrocities, the prosecution of international crimes in domestic courts, and lastly, the renewed momentum in international criminal law and concerns about double standards.
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