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Fair trial standards in terrorism and international crime trials

Elise Carreau

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.

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Cumulative prosecution for core international crimes and terrorism-related offences

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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Linking international crimes and terrorism acts

Tanya Mehra, Senior Research Fellow and Programme Lead, International Centre for Counter-terrorism, discusses the utility and ongoing challenges of investigating and prosecuting terrorism and international crimes cases. Drawing on her long-standing expertise in the area, Mehra speaks about the importance of linking international crimes and terrorist acts, the necessity of robust legal frameworks permitting states to do so, and the …

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Conférence de Dakar – Panel 4 : Sécurité et lutte contre l’impunité en Afrique de l’Ouest

La Fondation Wayamo et le Programme pour la promotion de l’État de droit en Afrique subsaharienne de la Fondation Konrad Adenauer (KAS) ont organisé une conférence internationale intitulée : « Justice pour les crimes internationaux : enjeux et stratégies en Afrique de l’Ouest et ailleurs » le 25 et 26 octobre 2021 à Dakar. Panel 4: Sécurité et lutte contre …

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Conversation – Collecte de preuves pour les procès à venir : nouveaux mécanismes d’investigation

La Fondation Wayamo et le Programme pour la promotion de l’État de droit en Afrique subsaharienne de la Fondation Konrad Adenauer (KAS) ont organisé une conférence internationale intitulée : « Justice pour les crimes internationaux : enjeux et stratégies en Afrique de l’Ouest et ailleurs » le 25 et 26 octobre 2021 à Dakar. Conversation : Collecte de preuves pour …

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International Justice in Motion – Perspectives from Nigeria and Beyond

Nigerian Federal High Court Judge Binta Nyako talks about justice and accountability for crimes committed by Boko Haram in Nigeria. She discusses the challenges and difficulties faced when adjudicating these terrorism cases and the lessons learnt for future trials. Justice Nyako also talks about the adjudication of sexual violence crimes allegedly committed by Boko Haram members. The Wayamo Foundation and …

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Prosecutors of the Complex Casework Group in the Nigerian Ministry of Justice about Wayamo’s impact

Since 2017, Wayamo has been implementing capacity-building efforts in Nigeria, conducting workshops on international criminal justice and recently on evidence and case management databases. We asked prosecutors belonging to the Complex Casework Group in the Nigerian Ministry of Justice what they had learnt in our capacity building workshops, what the impact had been, and how it had affected their work. …

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Nigeria’s justice sector challenged by Boko Haram insurgency

Anietie Ewang is a researcher at the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch. In this video she describes the challenging security situation in Nigeria and shares her thoughts on how the prosecution of terrorism-related crimes in the country can be improved. While stressing the important role that the International Criminal Court plays, she also sees a role for international agencies …

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Justice and accountability for international crimes in Nigeria

Akingbolahan Adeniran is the former rule of law adviser to the Vice-President of Nigeria. In this interview he addresses issues of international criminal justice, and the challenges, both political and systemic, facing the investigation and prosecution of such crimes in the country. The former investigator at the International Criminal Court also discusses the importance of positive complementarity, how it can …

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June 2017: Coverage of capacity-building workshop by Lagos Television

Lagos Television: http://www.lagostelevision.com From 28-30 June, Wayamo organised a capacity-building workshop for military investigators and prosecutors on ‘STRENGTHENING JUSTICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN NIGERIA’ at the Southern Sun Hotel Ikoyi in Lagos. The three-day workshop was organised by the Wayamo Foundation, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability and was opened by General Yusuf Shalangwa, …