Drawing on her own experiences, Kate Gibson, a lawyer specialising in International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law who has practiced as defence counsel at numerous international courts, discusses the importance of upholding the right to defendants and fair trial standards in terrorism and international crime cases.
Wieger Veldhuis, Public Prosecutor for International Crimes, Public Prosecution Service of The Netherlands, speaks with Wayamo’s Mark Kersten about the advantages of prosecuting terrorist acts for both core international crimes and terrorism-related offences.
Tanya Mehra, Senior Research Fellow and Programme Lead, International Centre for Counter-terrorism, discusses the utility and ongoing challenges of investigating and prosecuting terrorism and international crimes cases.
On 26 and 27 May 2022, the Wayamo Foundation and Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) Rule of Law Program for Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa held a highly productive, in-person workshop on ‘Countering terrorism and international crimes: human rights implications and linkages.’ The workshop took place in Pretoria, South Africa, and brought together legal practitioners, diplomats, and academic experts.
Wayamo Foundation and KAS Rule of Law Program for Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa take pride in announcing that they will be holding a two-day expert workshop in Pretoria on the nexus and linkages between terrorism, human rights, and international crimes. This workshop will bring together counter-terrorism and international criminal justice experts, human rights advocates, academics and practitioners from Europe and selected countries from Eastern, Southern and West Africa.
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.
Howard Varney, Senior Programme Adviser at the International Centre for Transitional Justice, discusses how apartheid crimes can be prosecuted in local courts in South Africa, and whether apartheid can be tried as a crime against humanity. In addition, he talks about judicial independence, the rule of law, and the future of the adjudication of international criminal cases on the African continent.
The Wayamo Foundation and the Rule of Law Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung are proud to present a video gallery featuring judges and experts who address the problem of how to achieve justice and accountability for international and transnational organised crimes:
Africa Group for Justice and Accountability Statement on Ruling regarding South Africa’s Withdrawal from the International Criminal Court.
Unfortunately, due to coronavirus related complications we had to postpone the event which will now take place on 16 and 17 July. Click here for more information about postponements. “Reviewing the record, forging forward: international criminal justice in Africa” The Wayamo Foundation, along with its partners at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and NRF SARChi Chair in International Constitutional Law, University of …