International Crimes, Domestic Justice – Accountability and Capacity Building in East Africa

Julio Ottaviano International Conferences, Journalism Training, News and Events, News and Events AGJA

Over a three-day period from 20 to 22 November 2017, Kigali, Rwanda, played host to the latest in the Wayamo Foundation’s series of East African international justice conferences aimed at exploring the current state of international criminal justice, its links with transnational organised crime, and national and regional efforts to deal with these crimes.

International Symposium in Kigali: “Fighting Impunity in East Africa”

Elise Carreau

Over a three-day period from 20 to 22 November 2017, Kigali, Rwanda, played host to the latest in the Wayamo Foundation’s series of East African international justice conferences aimed at exploring the current state of international criminal justice, its links with transnational organised crime, and national and regional efforts to deal with these crimes. The event was held thanks to the unstinting collaboration of the Rwandan Ministry of Justice and the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office.

Judges´ retreat on judicial independence

Elise Carreau

As part of the Wayamo Foundation’s commitment to spreading knowledge and building capacity among judges in the East African region, the symposium was followed by a one-day retreat on 8 August, attended by fifteen judges from national, regional, and international courts. They shared experiences in tackling transnational organised crime, building effective judiciaries and courts, and protecting the independence of their institutions.

International Symposium: “Judicial Independence — A Foundation for Combatting International and Transnational Crime”

Elise Carreau

On 7 August, Arusha played host to an international symposium at the Mount Meru Hotel, aimed at exploring: judicial independence, integrity and ethics in the fight against international and transnational crime; case studies on the role of the judiciary in addressing human trafficking and corruption; and the relationship between domestic, regional, and international courts in combatting serious crimes. The symposium was followed by a one-day retreat on 8 August, attended by fifteen judges from national, regional, and international courts.

7 and 8 June 2017: training of investigators and prosecutors

Elise Carreau Judicial Capacity Building, News and Events, News and Events AGJA

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.

International Symposium: “Fighting Impunity in East Africa – Ensuring accountability for international and transnational organised crimes”

Elise Carreau

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, its links with transnational organised crime, and national and regional efforts to deal with these crimes across East Africa. The event welcomed some 80 experts on international and transnational criminal law, academics, legal practitioners, the media and civil society organisations from across Africa and other parts of the world. As part of the project’s launch activities, the Wayamo Foundation facilitated the first network meeting of Directors of Public Prosecution and Heads of Criminal Investigation Departments, as well as a two-day training session for prosecutors and investigators.