The group will support efforts to strengthen justice and accountability measures in Africa through domestic and regional capacity building, advice and outreach, and enhancing cooperation between Africa and the International Criminal Court.
The Symposium in Cape Town was attended by over one 150 experts on international criminal justice, human rights activists, academics and practitioners in the field of international law.
Former Transitional President Catherine Samba-Panza (Central African Republic), Professor Dapo Akande (Nigeria) and Professor Tiyanjana Maluwa (Malawi) join the Africa Group.
Navi Pillay, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights spoke on behalf of the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability, said the Africa Group would “champion a transparent and productive dialogue between relevant stakeholders and the ICC.”
Report from the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) symposium held in Cape Town and attended by over one 150 experts on international criminal justice, human rights activists, academics and practitioners in the field of international law.
The following op/ed was published in The Guardian on 17 July 2017, International Justice Day by the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability.
This short documentary produced by the Wayamo Foundation introduces the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) and highlights the debates and discussions on justice for the most serious crimes in Africa, and beyond.
ICC Assembly of States Parties Side Event: Through the looking glass — Imagining the future of International Criminal Justice. Panel Discussion and preview of art exhibition “Weights and Measures: portraits of justice.”
On 7 and 8 July, the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) and the Wayamo Foundation, with the financial support of the FORD Foundation, welcomed participants to the international symposium on International Criminal Justice, at the Terrou-Bi Hotel in Dakar.
As a continuation of its ongoing commitment to justice and accountability across the continent, the Wayamo Foundation and the AGJA convened two additional events following its two-day public symposium.