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Third workshop for the Serious Crimes Response Team

1. December 2021 @ 08:00 - 3. December 2021 @ 17:00

The first two Serious Crimes Response Team (SCRT) workshops took place in May and August 2021. The goal of this third SCRT workshop is to build on the discussions held, and explore the next practical steps to be taken to ensure that the idea of creating a SCRT takes shape and eventually becomes functional and operational. The SCRT is intended to be a highly specialised unit of military investigators and prosecutors from all three Services, who will be specifically trained to investigate and prosecute serious crimes that have allegedly been committed by the Armed Forces, and potentially fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The past workshops clarified the role of the SCRT, in terms of addressing the allegations made by the ICC Office of the Prosecutor against the Nigerian Security Forces, and stressed the need to be “transparent with what the military is doing to address allegations of human rights violations”. Over the coming months, Wayamo will therefore be drawing up and implementing tailor-made capacity- building programmes for members of the proposed SCRT.

The workshop will follow a hybrid model, with the participants and local experts in Lagos and international experts joining us via Zoom.


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