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Fair trial standards in terrorism and international crime trials

Elise Carreau

Drawing on her own experiences, Kate Gibson, a lawyer specialising in International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law who has practiced as defence counsel at numerous international courts, discusses the importance of upholding the right to defendants and fair trial standards in terrorism and international crime cases.

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The future of international criminal justice in Africa

Andras Toth

Fatou Bensouda, former Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, discusses the impact of the ICC’s jurisprudence on international criminal justice in Africa.

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International Justice in Motion – Perspectives from Kenya and Beyond

Andras Toth

Betty Murungi, transitional justice expert and Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, discusses accountability for cases involving gender-based violence on the African continent, with specific attention to the impact of the recent trial of those responsible for sexual violence crimes committed during the post-election violence in Kenya.

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Linking international crimes and terrorism acts

Tanya Mehra, Senior Research Fellow and Programme Lead, International Centre for Counter-terrorism, discusses the utility and ongoing challenges of investigating and prosecuting terrorism and international crimes cases. Drawing on her long-standing expertise in the area, Mehra speaks about the importance of linking international crimes and terrorist acts, the necessity of robust legal frameworks permitting states to do so, and the …

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International Justice in Motion – Perspectives from Nigeria and Beyond

Nigerian Federal High Court Judge Binta Nyako talks about justice and accountability for crimes committed by Boko Haram in Nigeria. She discusses the challenges and difficulties faced when adjudicating these terrorism cases and the lessons learnt for future trials. Justice Nyako also talks about the adjudication of sexual violence crimes allegedly committed by Boko Haram members. The Wayamo Foundation and …

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International Justice in Motion – Perspectives from South Africa and Beyond

Richard J. Goldstone, Former Justice at South Africa’s Constitutional Court and founding Chief Prosecutor of the ICTR and ICTY, shares his thoughts on the role of the judiciary in defending human rights and the rule of law during apartheid in South Africa. Judge Goldstone also discusses the relationship between the ICC and African states, as well as the future of …

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International Justice in Motion – Perspectives from Uganda and Beyond

Susan Okalany is a judge at the International Crimes Division (ICD) of the High Court of Uganda. In this interview, she discusses the challenges judges face when adjudicating international crime cases at the ICD. She touches upon the relationship between international and transnational crimes and how linking these two crime sets together can help address violence and atrocity, and contemplates …

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International Justice in Motion – Perspectives from Ghana and Beyond

Akua Kuenyehia, former First Vice-President and Judge of the ICC, discusses the importance of judicial independence and the rule of law when adjudicating international crime cases. She talks about the future of the ICC-Africa relationship and what needs to be done to see judicial systems across Africa adjudicating international crimes domestically. The Wayamo Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s Rule …