Fatou Bensouda, former Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), discusses the importance of judicial independence and the rule of law in highly politicised trials. She talks about the challenges she faced as ICC Prosecutor and how she coped with the pressure. She also discusses the impact of the ICC’s jurisprudence on international criminal justice in Africa, the importance of state cooperation, complementarity, and the role of domestic jurisdictions in fighting impunity.
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:
On International Justice Day, Mark Kersten, consultant at the Wayamo Foundation, highlights the importance of tackling the funding of atrocity perpetrators.
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.
Angela Mudukuti, an International criminal Justice lawyer with the Wayamo Foundation interviews Matevz Pezdirc, Coordinator, European Network for the investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, Eurojust, The Hague.
Dorcas Oduor, Secretary and Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions and Head of Economic International and Emerging Crimes at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Kenya, speaks to Wayamo Foundation’s Judie Kaberia.
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.
The late Joan Kagezi was appointed head of Department from 2010 up to the time of her demise on 30th March, 2015. The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions set up an International War Crimes in the wake of the terrorist attack on Uganda in 2010, which led to the death of about 75 people. Uganda ratified the Rome Statute of 1998 which was domesticated and passed as the “International War Crimes Act of 2009”. By Kambale Reagan.
The Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Mike Chibita, this week voiced his frustration over the delay by the police to investigate and bring to book the killers of slain Principal State Attorney Joan Kagezi three years down the road.
Judicial officers, legal practitioners and other actors in the criminal justice system on Friday, got together to discuss best practices through which international and transnational crimes can be combatted. By PAUL AMPURIRE.