22-24 March 2016
Non-governmental organisations can play a crucial role in the investigation and prosecution of international crimes at both a domestic and an international level. NGOs have collected evidence of allegations of international crimes and worked to institute domestic and international proceedings concerning international crimes. This panel will discuss the different roles that NGOs can and should play in the investigation and prosecution of international crimes, as well as the possible dangers of such NGO involvement.
Senior Lecturer in Public International Law, University of Cape Town
• Angela Mudukuti
Legal officer for the Southern Africa Litigation Centre, Johannesburg
• Stephen Rapp
Former Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, Office of Global Criminal Justice, Department of State, United States of America
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”.