Commandant of the Ugandan Immigration Training Academy talks to Wayamo’s Senior International Criminal Justice Lawyer, Angela Mudukuti about the challenges of combatting human trafficking and the importance of meaningfully engaging with the victims in the struggle against human trafficking.
On 29 July 2019, the Wayamo Foundation hosted a high-level retreat bringing the other experts and the Heads of the Anti-trafficking Units from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia together to analyse the issue of trafficking from a regional perspective, propose improvements for judicial cooperation, and reflect on strategies to better address human trafficking and migrant smuggling cases.
The event was funded through the Better Migration Management (BMM) programme. BMM is a regional, multi-year, multi-partner programme funded by the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ). The overall objective is to improve migration management in the Horn of Africa, and in particular to address the trafficking and smuggling of migrants within and from the region.
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.
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