Betty Murungi, transitional justice expert and Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, discusses accountability for cases involving gender-based violence on the African continent, with specific attention to the impact of the recent trial of those responsible for sexual violence crimes committed during the post-election violence in Kenya. Other topic areas covered are accountability mechanisms in Sierra Leone and South Sudan, judicial independence, the rule of law, and the future of the adjudication of international crimes cases on the African continent.
The Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) and its Secretariat, the Wayamo Foundation, held their second online Zoom meeting to discuss important developments, and brainstorm about ways forward in light of current circumstances.
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 …
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.
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).