Pretoria Colloquium on International and Transnational Crimes

kotarski Judicial Capacity Building, Kenya’s International and Organised Crimes Division

On 8-10 October 2014, the Wayamo Foundation hosted a meeting of international and national experts on International and Transnational Crimes at the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria, South Africa. See WORKSHOP REPORT and WORKSHOP RECOMMENDATIONS.

For pictures, click here.

The workshop included sessions on:

  • Challenges of International Criminal Law in Africa and the Uneasy Triangular Relationship between the AU, the ICC and the UN Security Council
  • Transnational Criminal Law
  • Should Domestic Courts Address International and Transnational Crimes and if So, Why and How?
  • How “Domestic” is the Future of International Criminal Law? Experiences of domestic courts with jurisdiction over international and transnational crimes
  • International Core Crimes and Modes of Liability: Challenges of proving international core crimes and their overlap with transnational crimes
  • Investigating in Hostile Environments: The multi-disciplinary investigation team
  • Complex Investigations: Moving from national to international investigations and the importance of international police cooperation
  • What do investigations and prosecutions of international and transnational crimes have in common?
  • Challenges in Formulating National and International Investigation and Prosecution Strategies: Collaboration and coordination of justice sector agencies
  • Witness Protection: Overview of challenges and international best practice
  • Lessons Learned from Uganda’s International Crimes Division
  • Key Challenges from Investigations and Prosecutions at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda with a Focus on National Prosecution
  • Recommendations for the Establishment of Future International Crimes Divisions

Speaking at the workshop:

  • Dire Tladi, Professor of International Law, University of Pretoria; Special Adviser to the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of RSA; Member of the UN International Law Commission
  • Allan Ngari, Researcher, Transnational Threats and International Crime, Institute for Security Studies
  • Chris Gevers, Lecturer (human rights and international law) at the School of Law, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Alex Whiting, Professor, Harvard Law School
  • Frank Dutton, South African detective/investigator, former Director of Special Investigations with over 40 years of international experience in serious crime prevention.
  • Nicolas Sebire, Specialized Officer, Office of the Special Representative of INTERPOL to the United Nations New York
  • Shirani de Fontgalland, international law and justice expert, prosecutor, London (until end of August 2014: Head of Criminal Law Section, Commonwealth Secretariat, London)
  • Gerhard van Rooyen, Witness protection expert, ICC
  • Joan Kagezi, Head of the Prosecution Division of the International Crimes Division of Uganda
  • Murtaza Jaffer, Special Assistant to the Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Arusha, Tanzania


  • Bettina Ambach, Director, Wayamo Foundation
  • Mark Kersten, London School of Economics and Political Science