Susan Okalany is a judge at the International Crimes Division (ICD) of the High Court of Uganda. In this interview, she discusses the challenges judges face when adjudicating international crime cases at the ICD. She touches upon the relationship between international and transnational crimes and how linking these two crime sets together can help address violence and atrocity, and contemplates the future of the prosecution and adjudication of international crimes in Uganda.
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.