18-19 October 2016
What is the situation of human rights across African states? What is the law? Who will enforce it? Professor Chris Maina Peter speaks about the aspirations and reality for human rights institutions across Africa, the Malabo Protocol and the International Criminal Court.
Chris Maina Peter is a professor of law at the University of Dar es Salaam as well as a renowned member of civil society in Tanzania.
Over the past three decades, he has founded and served on boards of well-established human rights NGOs in the region including the Zanzibar Legal Services Centre, Legal and Human Rights Centre, Kituo cha Katiba, the Foundation for Civil Society, and the International Governance Alliance. Peter has taken a lead in promoting legal aid networking in Tanzania through UDSM’s Legal Aid Committee. He has also played an active role in law reform efforts in Tanzania, resulting in the amendment of the constitution and passage of the law establishing the Tanzania Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance.
He is widely published and is advisor to a number of international law journals. Peter has been a member of the UN Committee on Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination since 2008. In 2011, he was voted Member of the UN International Law Commission by the UN General Assembly.
On 18-19 October 2016, the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability and the Wayamo Foundation hosted International Symposium on the theme, “Towards a System of International Justice” in Arusha, Tanzania, where Maina Peter was a panellist.
The Africa Group Justice Talks are a series of interviews about justice and accountability in Africa and beyond, featuring experts and leaders from the fields of human rights, international criminal law, politics and civil society.
For more on the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability, see: http://www.theafricagroup.org