Capacity building for civil society and the justice sector in Sudan

Transitional justice measures are a key pillar in building a solid foundation for states, based on the rule of law. Developing the capacity of the legal community, civil society and the media is an important step towards addressing the accountability challenges facing Sudan and advancing the transitional justice agenda.

Project Overview
Capacity building for civil society and the justice sector in Sudan

Our project aims to strengthen the capacity of civil society and legal actors in Sudan as they participate in the transitional justice process. Individuals will be trained in international criminal law, international humanitarian law and human rights, and will be given the knowledge required to handle serious-crime cases that come before the courts, in a manner that is both competent and effective. The project seeks to enhance understanding of international criminal justice processes and the primacy of the Sudanese legal system as the courts of first instance.

The project further seeks to encourage collaboration and information-sharing between Khartoum and Darfur-based civil society actors. Through the building of these networks, Wayamo will create the space for the two groups to meet, and empower them in their joint demand for justice and accountability in a rule-of-law-based society. 

In addition, media workshops will be held with Khartoum-based and Darfuri media organisations, with the objective of strengthening reporting skills and building their knowledge about critical justice-related issues. We believe that well-trained journalists and informed citizens able to take a fuller participatory role in their countries’ democratic processes are key to enhancing local ownership of justice and accountability.

Project activities, such as capacity-building workshops, train-the-trainers modules and stakeholder engagements, will take place throughout 2022-2024.


Raise awareness and understanding on historical accountability

Draw attention to why historical accountability is essential to the process of building a new democratic Sudan

Increase collaboration and information sharing

Bring together and build trust among Khartoum-based civil society organisations and the affected communities in Darfur

Conduct a comparative analysis

Conduct a comparative analysis of the Sudanese Criminal Act and the Rome Statute in respect to international crimes

Build civil and legal capacity

Build the capacity of civil society and legal actors in Sudan

Build the capacity of Sudanese journalists

Strengthen reporting skills and build knowledge for reporting on critical justice-related issues affecting Sudan
Target Groups in Sudan

Legal community

Civil society actors

Media representatives


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Wayamo is an independent, non-profit organisation established to strengthen the rule of law, promote justice for international and transnational crimes and foster transparency through judicial capacity building, mediation and informed journalism. Read more

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