Countering terrorism and international crimes: human rights implications and linkages
Wayamo Foundation and KAS Rule of Law Program for Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa take pride in announcing that they will be holding a two-day expert workshop in Pretoria on the nexus and linkages between terrorism, human rights, and international crimes. This workshop will bring together counter-terrorism and international criminal justice experts, human rights advocates, academics and practitioners from Europe and selected countries from Eastern, Southern and West Africa.
The discussions will begin with a review of existing counter-terrorism conventions and national legal frameworks. The invited experts will each get an opportunity to discuss their country’s counter-terrorism legislation and the challenges involved in enforcing it at the national level. How to deal with the emerging (and often controversial) role of armed forces in providing evidence for terrorism trials? How do prosecutors and judges in these countries deal with the relatively new challenges of charging and adjudicating terrorism-related crimes, especially where these amount to international crimes?
Subjects to be explored include: