Justice Talks: Martin Kyere, sole survivor of massacre

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Martin Kyere, the sole survivor of a massacre committed by agents of the regime of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, joins Wayamo Deputy Director Mark Kersten to discuss his quest for accountability. Kyere has led efforts to achieve justice for the murder and enforced disappearance at least 44 Ghanaian citizens who were killed by members of the National Intelligence Agency …

Justice Talks: Human Rights lawyer Reed Brody

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Human Rights lawyer Reed Brody joins Mark Kersten, Deputy Director of the Wayamo Foundation, for a discussion on justice and accountability for international crimes in West Africa. In the interview, Reed shares his personal and professional insights into the successful campaign to bring former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré to account as well as the ongoing efforts to do the same …

Launch of the Dakar Guidelines

Julio Ottaviano International Conferences, News and Events

After two years of work and research, the lead authors and drafting team launched the Dakar Guidelines on 23 July 2019.  The goal of the Guidelines is to provide a reference guide on the establishment of hybrid courts. As such, the Dakar Guidelines do not represent a roadmap, nor are they a best practices manual. Rather, the Guidelines offer national, regional, …

Accra Conference Report: West African International Justice

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Conference Report: “West African International Justice – Leadership, Challenges, and Opportunities”

Justice Talks: Adama Dempster, human rights defender

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Liberian human rights and justice campaigner Adama Dempster joins Wayamo Deputy Director Mark Kersten for a discussion on how accountability for war crimes in Liberian can be achieved. Dempster provides critical background into the political situation facing the country and spells out what needs to happen for Liberia to set up a war crimes tribunal. On 21-22 March 2019, the …

Ghana: Chief Justice Akuffo advocates for the establishment of an international tribunal

Julio Ottaviano In the Press, News and Events

Chief Justice, Sophia A. B. Akuffo is advocating the establishment of an international tribunal to expedite trials of cross-border crimes which do not fall within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) but have devastating consequences on security in the West Africa region.

West African International Justice – Leadership, Challenges, and Opportunities

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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”.

Justice Talks: Nicholas Opiyo, Human Rights lawyer

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Renowned human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo discusses the current state of justice and accountability efforts and the rule of law in Uganda with the Wayamo Foundation’s Deputy Director Mark Kersten.

Justice Talks: Nicholas Koumjian, International Co-Prosecutor at ECCC

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Nicholas Koumjian, International Co-Prosecutor at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, speaks with Wayamo Foundation Deputy Director Mark Kersten about trends in international criminal justice.