The following op/ed was published in The Guardian on 17 July 2017, International Justice Day by the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability.
6 June 2017: International Symposium in Arusha
Arusha played host to an international symposium at the Mount Meru Hotel on 6 June 2017. The symposium aimed at exploring the current state of international criminal justice
7 and 8 June 2017: training of investigators and prosecutors
As part of the International Symposium organised on 6 June in Arusha, the Wayamo Foundation organised a two-day training for investigators and prosecutors from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
Assembly of States Parties Side Event: Immunities under international law
To promote a holistic and comprehensive approach to international criminal justice, the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) is hosting a side event where the all the existing accountability initiatives and justice forums will be explored.
Justice Talks: Akingbolahan Adeniran, Rule of Law Advisor to the Vice President of Nigeria
Justice Talks: Akingbolahan Adeniran, Rule of Law Advisor to the Vice President of Nigeria, speaks on the International Criminal Court’s decision to investigate Afghanistan and perceptions of anti-African bias by the Hague-based court.
Justice Talks: Stella Ndirangu, Programme Manager at the Kenyan section of the International Commission of Jurists
Justice Talks: Stella Ndirangu, Programme Manager at the Kenyan section of the International Commission of Jurists, speaks to Wayamo Foundation’s Judie Kaberia about domestic investigations and prosecution of International crimes in East Africa.
Visit of the AGJA and Wayamo to the African Union
From 18 to 19 January, Dapo Akande, Professor of Public International Law at the University of Oxford and AGJA member, and Bettina Ambach, Director of the Wayamo Foundation met with representatives of the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa. The delegation met with H.E. Mr. Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson of the AUC, Dr. Namira Negm, AUC Legal Counsel and Director for Legal Affairs, and Adewale Iyanda, Senior Legal Officer in the Office of the Legal Counsel of the AUC.
Justice Talks: Adewale Iyanda, African Union Commission’s Office of the Legal Counsel
In this wide-ranging interview, Adewale Iyanda from the African Union Commission’s Office of the Legal Counsel explores the landscape of justice and accountability for mass atrocities in Africa.
A plan for South Africa to stay in the ICC
Published in the Mail&Guardian on 10 September 2018. Almost two years after first announcing its intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), it remains unclear whether South Africa will exit the Rome Statute system. By Navi Pillay, Richard Goldstone, and Mark Kersten. Last December, Justice Minister Michael Masutha told a meeting of ICC member-states that the country was …
South Africa and the ICC: It’s not too late to change course
Remaining an ICC member would not mean South Africa agrees with every action the court takes or every aspect of the court’s functioning.
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