Fatou Bensouda, former Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), discusses the importance of judicial independence and the rule of law in highly politicised trials. She talks about the challenges she faced as ICC Prosecutor and how she coped with the pressure. She also discusses the impact of the ICC’s jurisprudence on international criminal justice in Africa, the importance of state cooperation, complementarity, and the role of domestic jurisdictions in fighting impunity.
The Wayamo Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s Rule of Law Program for anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa have launched a video gallery on the adjudication of international crimes in Africa called “International Justice in Motion: Perspectives from the Courtroom and Beyond”: https://internationaljusticeinmotion.wayamo.com/. As part of this project, experts and judges from Africa were interviewed on debates relating to current and past efforts in the prosecution and adjudication of international crimes in the region.