Isaac Lenaola Justice of the Supreme Court of Kenya, and Principal Judge of the East African Court of Justice, discusses domestic challenges to the judiciary in the East African region, citing attacks on judicial independence and corruption as key factors and stressing the need for; integrity, adherence to codes of conduct, and for governing institutions to take their responsibility seriously. He notes that an African Court with criminal jurisdiction has major benefits including acceptability and being easier to manage.
Justice Lenaola spoke to Wayamo Foundation’s Angela Mudukuti, an International Criminal Lawyer at the end of an International Symposium hosted by Wayamo Foundation on the theme “Networks of Accountability: Justice for International and Transnational Organised Crimes” which was held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 27 February 2018.
Justice Talks are a series of interviews about justice and accountability in Africa and beyond. They feature experts and leaders from the fields of human rights, international criminal law, politics and civil society.