Workshop with members of the Complex Casework Group

From 9 to 11 August 2021, the Wayamo Foundation held a workshop on the creation of an electronic case-file database within Nigeria’s Complex Casework Group (CCG), covering aspects ranging from the case-filing system to a purpose-designed ICC criminality assessment form and optimal use of Intella software. The workshop in Epe, Lagos followed a hybrid model, with CCG members and local experts attending in person, and international experts joining the event via Zoom.

Workshop with members of the Serious Crimes Response Team

Wayamo hosted its first capacity-building programme for members of the proposed Serious Crimes Response Team (SCRT) on 25 May 2021. The second SCRT training session took place over the span of three days: from 11 to 13 August 2021, participants and local experts gathered at Epe Resort in Lagos, with some international experts joining via Zoom. The goal was two-fold: on the one hand, to further enhance team members’ knowledge of and expertise in relevant topics relating to international criminal law and international humanitarian law; and on the other, to explore the next practical steps to be taken towards ensuring that the SCRT takes shape as projected and eventually becomes fully functional and operational.

Justice for International Crimes: Challenges and Strategies in West Africa and Elsewhere

Dakar Dakar

On 25 and 26 October 2021, the Wayamo Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) Programme for the Promotion of the Rule of Law in Sub-Saharan Africa held an international conference entitled, “Justice for International Crimes: Challenges and Strategies in West Africa and Elsewhere“, in Dakar, Senegal. (Please download the programme here) More than 90 experts and participants from the International Criminal ...

Training sessions for prosecutors from Nigeria’s Complex Casework Group

Between 26 October 2021 and 3 November 2021, the Wayamo Foundation held a series of training sessions for prosecutors from Nigeria’s Complex Casework Group (CCG) focusing on using new digital case assessment tools to identify cases that touch on potential international crimes. 

Workshop for Nigerian prosecutors and investigators to enhance interagency collaboration to bring the electronic case-file database to fruition

Abuja

The workshop brought together prosecutors from the Complex Casework Group (CCG) and investigators from the Joint Investigation Centre and 7 Military Investigations Bureau, as a practical step aimed at “enhancing interagency collaboration to bring the electronic case-file database for terrorism files to fruition”. In order for this newly created database and its case- and evidence-management software to attain their combined potential, investigators and prosecutors need to collaborate from the earliest stages of an investigation. This database will also serve to build more complex cases which may address international crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the ICC.

Third workshop for the Serious Crimes Response Team

Abuja

The workshop was centred on the ongoing project of creating a Serious Crimes Response Team (SCRT), a highly specialised unit of military investigators and prosecutors drawn 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 ICC.

Expert workshop: countering terrorism and international crimes

Pretoria Pretoria

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. 

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