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Wayamo project: strengthening justice and accountability for international crimes in Nigeria

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For over a decade, Nigeria has been faced with a violent conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian armed forces. Civilians have been caught in the middle, facing displacement, violence and atrocities. Justice for international crimes is not easy to achieve in times of active conflict. Since 2017, Wayamo has been organising capacity-building workshops for civilian and military investigators and …

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Engaging Constructively with the ICC

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6-11 July 2017 Professor of Law, Tiyanjana Maluwa, discusses the importance of strengthening national justice mechanisms in Africa, the ICC’s purported ‘African bias’ and role that global leaders ought to be taking in the system of international justice.

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Africa Group Justice Talks: Dr. Robert Eno

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18-19 October 2016 Dr. Robert Eno speaks about the significance of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in the judicial landscape of Africa. Eno has been the Registrar of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights since 2012. The court’s mission is to enhance the protective mandate of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights by …

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International Criminal Justice Beyond the ICC: the Extraordinary African Chambers

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11 July 2017 Interview with Mbacké Fall, Former Prosecutor of the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal, by Angela Mudukuti, International Criminal Justice Lawyer, Wayamo Foundation. ENGLISH TRANSLATION BELOW. What were the lessons learnt from the Extraordinary African Chambers, and what where the successes? We have had positive results. The African Chambers had a mandate to try those most responsible for …

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Africa Group Justice Talks: Stephen Rapp

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18-19 October 2016 Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp on the International Criminal Court, “hybrid” tribunals and the difficulty of creating the third wave of international criminal justice. Stephen J. Rapp served as Ambassador-at-Large heading the Office of Global Criminal Justice in the U.S. State Department from September 2009 to August 2015. In that position he coordinated US government support to international …

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Africa Group Justice Talks Brenda Hollis

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18-19 October 2016 Brenda Hollis, Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, leads the discussion on finding justice, the revival of hybrid tribunals and the limitations of the International Criminal Court. Hollis, the Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone since February 2010, was responsible for leading the legal team prosecuting former Liberian President Charles Taylor. Hollis was …

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Justice Talks: Justice Isaac Lenaola

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Isaac Lenaola Justice of the Supreme Court of Kenya, and Principal Judge of the East African Court of Justice, discusses domestic challenges to the judiciary in the East African region, citing attacks on judicial independence and corruption as key factors and stressing the need for; integrity, adherence to codes of conduct, and for governing institutions to take their responsibility seriously. …

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The newly established Special Criminal Court : progress and challenges

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6-11 July 2017 Interview with Toussaint Muntazini, Special Prosecutor of the Special Criminal Court in Bangui, Central African Republic, by Wayamo Foundation East Africa Co-ordinator Judie Kaberia: Dakar, Senegal, 8 July 2017. ENGLISH TRANSLATION BELOW. -Judie Kaberia- What lessons are being learned from similar courts, and have we recorded any progress? -Toussaint Muntazini- Indeed, there are a lot of lessons …