Conference Report: “West African International Justice – Leadership, Challenges, and Opportunities”
In order to examine and explore the contributions and ongoing challenges facing West Africa in the fight to achieve meaningful justice and accountability for atrocities in the region, the Wayamo Foundation, AGJA and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung will hold a symposium on 21 and 22 March 2019, under the banner of “West African International Justice – Leadership, Challenges, and Opportunities”.
The 20th-anniversary summer session of Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (SLS) this year was chock-full of highlights and marquee speakers.
South African Minister of Justice, Michael Masutha, speaks to Wayamo’s Bettina Ambach about South Africa’s possible withdrawal from the Rome Statute, challenges with the Malabo Protocol and the controversial question of head of state immunity.
Isaac Lenaola Justice of the Supreme Court of Kenya, and Principal Judge of the East African Court of Justice, discusses domestic challenges to the judiciary in the East African region, citing attacks on judicial independence and corruption as key factors and stressing the need for; integrity, adherence to codes of conduct, and for governing institutions to take their responsibility seriously.
Angela Mudukuti from the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) talks about her organsation’s case against the South African government for its failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir.