The Wayamo Foundation has just concluded a series of five key events -two meetings and three activities- in so many days in Nairobi, Kenya, as part of its “Fighting Impunity in East Africa” project, an initiative funded by the German Foreign Ministry.
Justice Talks: Betty Kaari Murungi, Senior Adviser on Transitional Justice to the JMEC and AGJA member
Lawyer Betty Kaari Murungi, Senior Adviser on Transitional Justice to the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), the body tasked with oversight for the implementation of the South Sudan peace process, and a member of the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability; discusses continental, regional and domestic responses to international crimes (genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity) and crimes against vulnerable groups (women and children).
Justice Talks: Fred Yiga, Assistant Inspector General of the Ugandan Police Force
Fred Yiga, Assistant Inspector General of the Ugandan Police Force, and Director of Interpol (Uganda), addresses the challenge of effective collaboration across East African countries, stressing the importance of the harmonisation of prosecutions, laws, and punitive measures for transnational organised crimes.
Justice Talks: Adewale Iyanda, African Union Commission’s Office of the Legal Counsel
In this wide-ranging interview, Adewale Iyanda from the African Union Commission’s Office of the Legal Counsel explores the landscape of justice and accountability for mass atrocities in Africa.
Justice Talks: Isaac Lenaola Justice of the Supreme Court of Kenya
Isaac Lenaola Justice of the Supreme Court of Kenya, and Principal Judge of the East African Court of Justice, discusses domestic challenges to the judiciary in the East African region, citing attacks on judicial independence and corruption as key factors and stressing the need for; integrity, adherence to codes of conduct, and for governing institutions to take their responsibility seriously.
Nairobi Symposium Report: Justice for International and Transnational Organised Crimes
In February and March of this year, the Wayamo Foundation concluded a series of five key events (two meetings and three activities) in so many days in Nairobi, Kenya, as part of its “Fighting Impunity in East Africa” project, an initiative funded by the German Foreign Ministry.
Combating transnational trafficking and migrant smuggling in East Africa
High level retreat and strategic Network meeting in Nairobi In order to help enhance and build the capacity of East African investigators and prosecutors to address trafficking crimes, the Wayamo Foundation organised a high-level retreat on 29 July for the heads of their anti-trafficking units of Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania and the countries of the Horn of Africa. On …
Justice Talks: Commandant Agnes Igoye
Commandant of the Ugandan Immigration Training Academy talks to Wayamo’s Senior International Criminal Justice Lawyer, Angela Mudukuti about the challenges of combatting human trafficking and the importance of meaningfully engaging with the victims in the struggle against human trafficking. On 29 July 2019, the Wayamo Foundation hosted a high-level retreat bringing the other experts and the Heads of the Anti-trafficking …
Justice Talks: Mahboub Maalim, Executive Secretary of IGAD
Mahboub Maalim, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), talks to Wayamo’s Co-ordinator for East Africa, Judie Kaberia about the importance of institutional cooperation and information sharing in the East African region. According to Maalim, the newly established Network of Directors of Public Prosecutions (DPPs) and Directors of Criminal Investigations (DCIs) is a crucial step towards enhanced information …
Justice Talks: the East African Network
In July 2019, the Wayamo Foundation hosted the fifth in the series of network meetings of Directors of Public Prosecutions (DPPs), Directors of Criminal Investigations (DCIs) and Deputy Attorneys–General of Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia and Ethiopia. The event was designed to develop strategies to ensure effective investigation and prosecution of complex crimes, and intensify inter-agency collaboration …
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