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Fair trial standards in terrorism and international crime trials

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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. Kate notes, “The rights of the accused are at the heart of …

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Cumulative prosecution for core international crimes and terrorism-related offences

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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. Among the benefits of doing so is that it makes both cases – for terrorism charges and international crimes – stronger, captures the full scale of criminality, …

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International Justice in Motion – Perspectives from South Africa and Beyond

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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 …

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Justice Talks – Michael Masutha

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South African Minister of Justice, Michael Masutha, speaks to Wayamo’s Bettina Ambach about South Africa’s possible withdrawal from the Rome Statute, challenges with the Malabo Protocol and the controversial question of head of state immunity. On 29 August 2018, the Wayamo Foundation and the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability hosted an international justice symposium entitled, “South Africa and International …