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Accountability for international crimes: prosecuting international crimes under Sudanese Law

07/03/2023 ⚙️ English subtitles in captions. المساءلة عن الجرائم الدولية: محاكمة الجرائم الدولية في القوانين السودانية في هذه المقابلة المصورة المسجلة في مارس 2023 (قبل اندلاع النزاع المسلح في السودان في 15 أبريل 2023)، يتحدث طارق كانديك، المحامي السوداني المستقل وعضو هيئة محامي الطوارئ، عن المساءلة عن الجرائم الدولية في المحاكم السودانية. ويشاركنا تجربته كمحامي يمثل أسرة الضحية التي قُتلت …

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Civilian government key to improving human rights situation in Sudan

In this interview, Radhouane Nouicer, UN Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Sudan, talks about the importance of protecting civilians and putting an end to the conflict in Sudan, negotiating a transition, and bringing perpetrators of human rights violations and abuses to account: 00:04: the current role of the UN Independent Expert on the Situation of Human …

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Transitional justice processes on the African continent: challenges and lessons learnt

26/05/2023 In this interview, Wayamo East Africa Coordinator, Judie Kaberia and Chris Gitari, Senior Transitional Justice Advisor, Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (South Sudan), discuss transitional justice (TJ) processes on the African continent, their challenges and lessons learnt. Chris Gitari recommends ensuring a victim-centred and context-specific approach when designing TJ processes. In his experience, TJ processes can only be implemented …

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Gathering evidence for future trials: the IIIM (Syria)

26/05/2023 In 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution establishing the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM) to assist in the investigation and prosecution of the most serious crimes committed in Syria since March 2011. In this interview IIIM Head, Catherine Marchi-Uhel, explains how the Mechanism collects evidence in Syria, and how this evidence is being used in …

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Civilians remain key to achieving comprehensive peace in Sudan

26/05/2023 In this interview, Kholood Khair, Founder and Director of Confluence Advisory, talks about the power struggle between Al Burhan and Hemedti, the urgent need to fight against impunity, as well as the central role of civilian actors to achieve comprehensive peace in Sudan: – 01:21: the role of justice and accountability under the current circumstances in Sudan. – 02:50: …

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Justice and accountability: the role of Sudanese journalists in exile

26/05/2023 Tom Rhodes, Managing Editor at Ayin media, talks to Wayamo Coordinator for East Africa, Judie Kaberia, about the role of journalists and Sudanese journalists in exile, the challenges they face and the kind of support that they need: ● 00:03: the role of journalists in exile ● 01:08: challenges faced by journalists in exile ● 02:36: the life and …

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The use of open-source information in criminal proceedings – successes and challenges

In this interview, Nema Milaninia, Special Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice, explains how open-source information can be used to complement international criminal proceedings. She addresses some of the challenges posed by the collection of information by human rights defenders and journalists, including issues of bias, authenticity, veracity and security, and talks about how open-source information can …

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Documenting, collecting and preserving open-source information for future accountability purposes

Moneim Adam, Access to Justice Programme Director, Gisa INC, talks about the importance of documenting, collecting and preserving open-source information in Sudan, and explains how open-source information can be used in future trials, transitional justice initiatives, memorialisation, and for advocacy purposes. – 00:28 Why is documenting, collecting and preserving open-source information currently so important in Sudan? – 01:40 The challenges …

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Breaking the impasse: security sector reform in Sudan

In an interview recorded in November 2022, Jonas Horner, Independent expert on Sudan, talks about the reasons why the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement failed to bring peace to Sudan and its border regions (the Abyei area, the South Kordofan/Nuba Mountains, and Blue Nile states). Horner explains some of the unresolved issues that precipitated the South Sudanese rebellion, and analyses the …

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Transitional Justice: Lessons learned from the Ugandan experience

In this interview, Lyandro Komakech, Co-founder and Director of the Amani Institute in Uganda, explores what other countries can learn from the Ugandan experience with transitional justice. Komakech talks about how the transitional justice policy came about in Uganda, its impact as well as the role of the International Crimes Division of the High Court and the International Criminal Court …