Richard J. Goldstone, Former Justice at South Africa’s Constitutional Court and founding Chief Prosecutor of the ICTR and ICTY, shares his thoughts on the role of the judiciary in defending human rights and the rule of law during apartheid in South Africa. Judge Goldstone also discusses the relationship between the ICC and African states, as well as the future of international criminal justice on the African continent.
Elizabeth Ibanda Nahamya is a judge at the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT). She discusses how IRMCT jurisprudence is also being used by domestic jurisdictions in Africa to prosecute and adjudicate international crimes.
Mohamed Chande Othman, former Chief Justice of Tanzania, discusses the legacy and impact of the ICTR in terms of what this means for the application of international criminal law in Africa. He describes how national jurisdictions can integrate ICTR jurisprudence into their own national systems to better adjudicate international crimes domestically. The former Chief Justice shares his thoughts on the major challenges facing the judiciary in Tanzania, and on other issues, such as judicial independence, the rule of law, and the future of the adjudication of international crimes cases on the African continent.
Navi Pillay, former Judge at the ICC and ICTR and a former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke on behalf of the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability and its partner organization, the Wayamo Foundation, at the Coalition for the International Criminal Court’s Rome Statute 20th anniversary commemorations.