Taking place from 27 – 28 March 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa, the South African-German Justice Dialogue brought together South African, German and international experts in the areas of international criminal law and human rights, as well as 20 -25 participants, including diplomats, civil society representatives and academics.
The event has been organised by the Wayamo Foundation in cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office.
The event commenced with welcoming remarks by Michael Koch, Director-General, Legal Department, Federal Foreign Office, Germany, and the keynote speech delivered by Navi Pillay, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (see programme).
The South African-German Justice Dialogue seeks to contribute to constructive, respectful and open engagement on issues relating to the relationship between the International Criminal Court and its African constituency, recognising the key role that both Germany and South Africa have played in dealing with the challenges of achieving international justice and accountability.
Discussions and interventions centered around concerns and perceptions of the International Criminal Court, including the role of the UN Security Council, the issue of Head-of-State immunity, achieving peace and justice and reform initiatives within the International Criminal Court.
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