Strengthening justice and accountability for international crimes in Nigeria

Elise Carreau Video

Wayamo is helping to ensure that genuine investigations and prosecutions are led by Nigeria, and implemented in Nigeria. In doing so, Wayamo is breathing life into the principle of complementarity.

Abuja training workshops with civil and military investigators and prosecutors

Elise Carreau Judicial Capacity Building, News and Events

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). 

Third workshop for the Serious Crimes Response Team

Elise Carreau

The goal of this third SCRT workshop is to build on the discussions held, and explore the next practical steps to be taken to ensure that the idea of creating a SCRT takes shape and eventually becomes functional and operational. The SCRT is intended to be a highly specialised unit of military investigators and prosecutors from all three Services, who will be specifically trained to investigate and prosecute serious crimes that have allegedly been committed by the Armed Forces, and potentially fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Workshop for Nigerian prosecutors and investigators to enhance interagency collaboration to bring the electronic case-file database to fruition

Elise Carreau

The Wayamo Foundation together with the Complex Casework Group (CCG) are jointly creating an electronic case-file database to serve as a repository for terrorism case files and their corresponding judgements. This database will also assist prosecutors in building more complex cases which may address international crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Special attention will be paid to the investigation and prosecution of sexual violence crimes.

Prosecutors of the Complex Casework Group in the Nigerian Ministry of Justice about Wayamo’s impact

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We asked prosecutors belonging to the Complex Casework Group in the Nigerian Ministry of Justice what they had learnt in our capacity building workshops, what the impact had been, and how it had affected their work.

Nigeria’s justice sector challenged by Boko Haram insurgency

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Anietie Ewang is a researcher at the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch. In this video she describes the challenging security situation in Nigeria and shares her thoughts on how the prosecution of terrorism-related crimes in the country can be improved.

Investigation and prosecution of international crimes to end impunity

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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.

Training sessions for prosecutors from Nigeria’s Complex Casework Group (CCG) focusing on their new case-filing system

Elise Carreau

Between 14 – 21 September 2021, the Wayamo Foundation held a series of training sessions for prosecutors from Nigeria’s Complex Casework Group (CCG) focusing on their new case-filing system and the use of Intella software for evidence management. 

The creation of an electronic case-file database to build complex cases

Elise Carreau Judicial Capacity Building, News and Events

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.

Second training session for Nigeria’s Serious Crimes Response Team

Elise Carreau Judicial Capacity Building, News and Events

The second SCRT training session took place over the span of three days: from 11 to 13 August 2021, participants and local experts gathered at Epe Resort in Lagos, with some international experts joining via Zoom.