To reflect on different accountability mechanisms for serious human rights violations and international crimes, including the exercise of universal jurisdiction, the Wayamo Foundation and the Prosecution Training Institute (PTI) co-hosted a symposium on “Domestic accountability mechanisms for international crimes: new developments and opportunities in East Africa” on the 7th of September 2023 at the PTI in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Wayamo Foundation hosted a three-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, from 6-8 September 2023, on the topic of “modern forms of evidence and the potential application of universal jurisdiction in the East African region for international crimes committed in Sudan.”
On 13 April 2023, the Wayamo Foundation, in collaboration with the Nigerian National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), held a lecture and extensive Q&A session in Abuja, Nigeria.
As part of our two-year “Capacity building for civil society and the justice sector in Sudan” project, the Wayamo Foundation has just completed two workshops and a strategic dialogue in Kampala, Uganda for Sudanese lawyers, civil society actors and journalists on the concepts of transitional justice and accountability for international crimes and how to apply these within the framework of the transitional justice process in Sudan.
Following three successful training sessions in 2022, the Wayamo Foundation, in collaboration with the United Nations Team of Experts on the Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict (UNTOE) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), held their fourth workshop in Abuja from 30 January – 3 February 2023.
Building on the formula so successfully applied at the previous two Abuja training sessions in October 2022, the Wayamo Foundation, in collaboration with the United Nations Team of Experts on the Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), held their third workshop in Lagos from 30 November – 2 December 2022.
Building on the formula so successfully applied at the previous Abuja training session in November 2021, the Wayamo Foundation, working for the first time in close partnership with the United Nations Team of Experts on the Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), held two back-to-back workshops in Abuja.
Over the course of the week from 29 November to 3 December 2021, the Wayamo Foundation held two different workshops in Abuja, both in their respective ways linked to the need to address international crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Akingbolahan Adeniran is the former rule of law adviser to the vice president of Nigeria and the current attorney general and commissioner for justice of Ogun State in Nigeria. In this interview he addresses issues of International Criminal Justice, and challenges both political and systemic to its investigation and prosecution in the country.
From 9 to 11 August 2021, the Wayamo Foundation held a workshop on the creation of an electronic case-file database within Nigeria’s Complex Casework Group (CCG), covering aspects ranging from the case-filing system to a purpose-designed ICC criminality assessment form and optimal use of Intella software.