A Nexus for Justice: Investigating the Intersection of International Crimes and Transnational Organised Crimes

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On 22 September 2020 Wayamo Foundation Senior Consultant Mark Kersten gave the following remarks to the Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) on Libya, which was established by the United Nations Human Rights Council in June 2020. The talk focused on the need to investigate the nexus between international crimes (crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide) and transnational organised crimes (human trafficking, extortion, drug trafficking, etc.). 

Online Symposium: Rethinking Peace and Justice

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Over the next week, Mark Kersten, Senior Consultant at the Wayamo Foundation, will be hosting an online symposium on his Justice in Conflict blog on ‘Rethinking Peace and Justice’. The contributions to the symposium explore the pursuit of peace and endeavours to achieve justice and accountability for atrocities and human rights violations. They also respond to a recent report, by …

ICC Prosecutor Symposium

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The next ICC prosecutor: a joint Opinio Juris and Justice in Conflict symposium       The following symposium was organized by: Mark Kersten, Senior Consultant at the Wayamo Foundation and creator of the blog Justice in Conflict Kevin Jon Heller, Associate Professor of Public International Law at the University of Amsterdam and Professor of Law at the Australian National University;  Patryk …

ASP18 Side event Report: revisiting the timing and duration of decision-making at the ICC

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“It’s about time – revisiting the timing and duration of decision-making at the International Criminal Court” Tuesday 3 December 2019 World Forum, The Hague On 3 December 2019, the Wayamo Foundation held its yearly side event at the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC).  Entitled, It’s About Time – Revisiting the Timing and Duration of Decision-Making at …

Justice Talks: ASP 2019 – Side Event

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ASP 2019: It’s About Time – Revisiting the Timing and Duration of Decision-Making at the International Criminal Court On 3 December 2019, the Wayamo Foundation held its yearly side event at the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court. Entitled ‘It’s About Time – Revisiting the Timing and Duration of Decision-Making at the ICC‘, the panel featured: Christian …

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

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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 …