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PANEL IV: Transnational Criminal Law in Africa

Andras Toth

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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International Justice in Motion – Perspectives from Uganda and Beyond

Susan Okalany is a judge at the International Crimes Division (ICD) of the High Court of Uganda. In this interview, she discusses the challenges judges face when adjudicating international crime cases at the ICD. She touches upon the relationship between international and transnational crimes and how linking these two crime sets together can help address violence and atrocity, and contemplates …

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International Justice in Motion – Perspectives from Uganda and Beyond

Elizabeth Ibanda Nahamya is a judge at the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT). She discusses how IRMCT jurisprudence is also being used by domestic jurisdictions in Africa to prosecute and adjudicate international crimes. Judge Nahamya talks about the relationship between the IRMCT, domestic judiciaries, truth and reconciliation commissions, regional and international courts. Along with the challenges …

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Lutte contre l’impunité: le rôle des mécanismes internationaux, régionaux et nationaux

Mame Mandiaye Niang, Procureur général près la Cour d’appel de St Louis au Sénégal, répond aux questions de Wayamo sur le rôle des mécanismes internationaux, régionaux et nationaux dans la lutte contre l’impunité. Mandiaye Niang revient sur le rôle et l’importance des tribunaux internationaux dans le déclenchement d’enquêtes et de poursuites des crimes internationaux au niveau national, les liens entre …

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Justice Talks: Mahboub Maalim

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 …

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Justice Talks: 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 …

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Chief Justice bemoans absence of a universal court in Africa

Broadcasted by CitiTV Ghana on 21 March 2019: Ghana’s Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo spoke at Wayamo and AGJA’s international Symposium in Accra. The Wayamo Foundation, the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s Rule of Law Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa held a symposium in Accra, Ghana, on the wide-ranging topic of “West African International Justice …

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Justice Talks: Nicholas Koumjian

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. Among other topics, Koumjian discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different tribunal types, obstacles and opportunities of pursuing national justice for international crimes, as well as the linkages between international and transnational organised …