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Justice Talks – James Stewart

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) Deputy Prosecutor, James Stewart speaks to Wayamo’s Angela Mudukuti about the criticism directed towards the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP), ongoing reforms within the OTP, and the impact of South Africa’s possible withdrawal from the ICC could have on the international criminal justice system. On 29 August 2018, the Wayamo Foundation and the Africa Group …

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PANEL V: Victims and reparations

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22-24 March 2016 What do victims of international crimes want? What is the responsibility of states to victims? How can reparations be provided to victims and survivors of international crimes? Moderator • Kelly-Jo Bluen Project Leader for International Justice, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Johannesburg Panellists • Stephen Lamony Head of Advocacy and Policy on UN, AU and Africa Situations, …

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PANEL II: African courts and international crime divisions

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22-24 March 2016 What do such trials imply for the victims of injustice and the African public? Are these „African (judicial) solutions to African (impunity) problems”? Moderator Patryk I. Labuda Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Introductory remarks • Abdul Tejan-Cole Executive Director of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa, Dakar Panellists • Netsanet Belay Africa Director, …

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PANEL IV: Transnational Criminal Law in Africa

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22-24 March 2016 Is Transnational Organised Crime becoming part of the remit of International Crime Units across Africa? This panel addressed the challenges in the collection, sharing and use of evidence in the prosecution of international and transnational crimes, the evolving nature of organised crime in Africa and its policy responses, and the difference between transnational crimes and core international …

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PANEL III: Human rights in Africa: Progress and regression

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22-24 March 2016 Do recent developments represent advances in the protection of human rights on the continent? Which developments should be of particular concern? Beyond prosecution, what responses and mechanisms can and should be employed to further advance human rights and address shortcomings in Africa? Moderator • Joseph Roberts-Mensah Africa Director, Wayamo Foundation, Accra Introductory remarks • Navi Pillay Former …

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AGJA’s Navi Pillay: Africa should remain engaged with the ICC

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22-24 March 2016 Africa Group for Justice and Accountability urges Africa to remain engaged with the International Criminal Court. The Africa Group for Justice and Accountability, an independent group of senior African experts on international criminal law and human rights, which was established in November 2015, has urged the African Union to remain engaged with the ICC. A member of …

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AGJA Symposium: States and judges, NGOs investigating atrocity crimes, Africa and the ICC

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22-24 March 2016 The Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) held the first of its bi-annual symposia events at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, from 22-24 March 2016. The event brought together experts on international criminal justice, human rights activists, academics and practitioners from the field of international law to discuss a range of issues around …

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AGJA Symposium: Terrorism, transnational crimes, the ICC and the role of states

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22-24 March 2016 The Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) held the first of its bi-annual symposia events at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, from 22-24 March 2016. The event brought together experts on international criminal justice, human rights activists, academics and practitioners from the field of international law to discuss a range of issues around …

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Opening Remarks and Keynote by the President of the International Criminal Court

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22-24 March 2016 The Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) held the first of its bi-annual symposia events at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, from 22-24 March 2016. The event, co-organised by the Africa Group and the Wayamo Foundation, brought together experts on international criminal justice, human rights activists, academics and practitioners from the field of …

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Documentary: African Justice Mechanisms and their interplay with the ICC

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22-24 March 2016 What is next for the ICC-Africa relationship? Are there African domestic and regional solutions for grave crimes? Is there progress on human rights in Africa? How does transnational criminal law link to core international crimes? How to design reparations schemes for victims? What is the role of NGOs in international crime investigations? Can there be immunity for …