22-24 March 2016
What do such trials imply for the victims of injustice and the African public? Are these „African (judicial) solutions to African (impunity) problems”?
Patryk I. Labuda
Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
• Abdul Tejan-Cole
Executive Director of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa, Dakar
• Netsanet Belay
Africa Director, Research and Advocacy, Amnesty International, Johannesburg
• Ottilia Anna Maunganidze
Senior Researcher, Office of the Executive Director and Transnational Threats and International Crime Division, Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria
• Simo Väätäinen
Witness protection consultant; Former Chief of the Victim and Witness Protection Unit at the ICC and STL; Member of UN Team of Experts to conduct an assessment of the Special Criminal Court in the Central African Republic
The Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) held the first of its bi-annual symposia events at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, from 22-24 March 2016.
The event, co-organised by the Africa Group and the Wayamo Foundation, brought together experts on international criminal justice, human rights activists, academics and practitioners from the field of international law to discuss a range of issues around the theme, of “African Justice mechanisms and their interplay with the International Criminal Court”.