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August 2017

Judges´ retreat on judicial independence

8. August 2017
Tanzania, Kanisa Road
Arusha, Tanzania, United Republic Of

As part of the Wayamo Foundation’s commitment to spreading knowledge and building capacity among judges in the East African region, the symposium was followed by a one-day retreat on 8 August, attended by fifteen judges from national, regional, and international courts. They shared experiences in tackling transnational organised crime, building effective judiciaries and courts, and protecting the independence of their institutions.

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October 2017

The Africa Group mission to The Gambia

30. October 2017 - 3. November 2017
The Gambia Banjul, Gambia

The Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) and the Wayamo Foundation have been engaged in The Gambia since July 2017, when they were requested to make recommendations to the Minister of Justice, Abubacarr Tambadou, on the proposed Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission.

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November 2017

Capacity building for civil and military prosecutors to address the most serious and complex crimes under Nigerian criminal law, Lagos, Nigeria

2. November 2017 - 4. November 2017
Nigeria Lagos, Nigeria

Over the course of three days, from 2nd to 4th November 2017, the Wayamo Foundation, Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) and International Nuremberg Principles Academy held the fourth of the current series of capacity-building workshops on “Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria”.

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International Symposium in Kigali: “Fighting Impunity in East Africa”

21. November 2017
Rwanda Kigali, Rwanda

Over a three-day period from 20 to 22 November 2017, Kigali, Rwanda, played host to the latest in the Wayamo Foundation’s series of East African international justice conferences aimed at exploring the current state of international criminal justice, its links with transnational organised crime, and national and regional efforts to deal with these crimes. The event was held thanks to the unstinting collaboration of the Rwandan Ministry of Justice and the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office.

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February 2018

International Justice Symposium : “Networks of Accountability: Justice for International and Transnational Organized Crimes”

27. February 2018
Nairobi Kenya

In February and March of this year, the Wayamo Foundation concluded a series of five key events (two meetings and three activities) in so many days in Nairobi, Kenya, as part of its “Fighting Impunity in East Africa” project, an initiative funded by the German Foreign Ministry. The stated objectives of the Symposium were to discuss the status of international criminal justice, analyse transnational organised crimes, and explore the linkages between the two sets of crimes.

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April 2018

Capacity building workshop and Joan Kagezi Memorial Lecture

12. April 2018 - 13. April 2018
kampala Uganda + Google Map

On 13 April, Wayamo Foundation Director Bettina Ambach and Deputy Director Mark Kersten participated in the third annual Joan Kagezi Memorial Lecture on the theme of “Combating International and Transnational Organised Crime: Lessons Learnt and Best Practices”. The Wayamo Foundation had the privilege of co-organising the event with its partners in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). The event celebrated the life of Joan Kagezi, a senior prosecutor in Uganda’s International Crimes Division, who was assassinated in March 2015.

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May 2018

Capacity-building workshop on “Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria

21. May 2018 - 23. May 2018
Lagos Nigeria + Google Map

The recently concluded 3-day workshop held by the Wayamo Foundation and the International Nuremberg Principles Academy in Abuja from 21 to 23 May, is the fifth in the current series of training sessions on “Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria”, and was purpose-designed to impart joint training for 32 senior military and civil investigators and prosecutors.

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August 2018

South Africa and international criminal justice – the way forward

29. August 2018 @ 9:00 - 17:00
Cape Town, 76 Orange St, Gardens
Cape Town,, 8001 South Africa
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At a crucial point in time, when South Africa’s longstanding commitment to the International Criminal Court (ICC) hangs in the balance, and many countries across Africa and other parts of the world are looking on with real interest at the direction it will take, the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) and the Wayamo Foundation held a one-day public symposium in Cape Town on the issue. The event was made possible thanks to the combined generosity of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the German Federal Foreign Office, the European Union, and the Government of Canada.

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October 2018

ECCHR Discussion: 20 years after Pinochet’s arrest

17. October 2018 @ 16:30 - 20:00
Berlin, BERLINER ABGEORDNETENHAUS NIEDERKIRCHNERSTRASSE 5
Berlin, 10117

Berlin's past and present reveal several links to severe human rights violations, as well as to efforts to address past atrocities. The International Military Tribunal, which went on to prosecute Nazi crimes in Nuremberg, sat in Berlin on 18 October 1945. In Berlin on 17 October 1998, survivors of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship celebrated after Pinochet was arrested in London. And in the same year, Berlin-based lawyers, politicians and members of the civil society strove for the establishment of the International Criminal Court.

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Lecture: Fear & Loathing in DC

25. October 2018 @ 13:00 - 15:00
Charlottesville, 580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States

Mark Kersten, Deputy Director of the Wayamo Foundation spoke at the following event: Fear & Loathing in DC: Change and Continuity in US Relations with the International Criminal Court Thursday 25 October 2018 at the University of Virginia 1:00pm, WB114 The Human Rights Program hosted a conversation with Mark Kersten, deputy director of the Wayamo Foundation and a fellow based at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. He is also author of the book, "Justice in Conflict:…

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