22-24 March 2016
Do recent developments represent advances in the protection of human rights on the continent? Which developments should be of particular concern? Beyond prosecution, what responses and mechanisms can and should be employed to further advance human rights and address shortcomings in Africa?
• Joseph Roberts-Mensah
Africa Director, Wayamo Foundation, Accra
• Navi Pillay
Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
• Femi Falana
Human rights activist and lawyer, Lagos
• Tiyanjana Maluwa
H. Laddie Montague Chair in Law, Pennsylvania State University School of Law; Former Associate Dean for International Affairs, School of Law & Director, School of International Affairs
• Fatiha Serour
Director of Serour Associates for Inclusion and Equity, London
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 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”.