Elizabeth Ibanda Nahamya is a judge at the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT). She discusses how IRMCT jurisprudence is also being used by domestic jurisdictions in Africa to prosecute and adjudicate international crimes. Judge Nahamya talks about the relationship between the IRMCT, domestic judiciaries, truth and reconciliation commissions, regional and international courts. Along with the challenges she faced when adjudicating crimes against humanity and war crimes in the International Crimes Division of the High Court of Uganda, she examines judicial independence, the rule of law and the future of the adjudication of international crimes cases on the African continent.
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.