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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 @ 09:00 - 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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Capacity building of civil and military prosecutors

31. October 2018 - 2. November 2018
Abuja Nigeria + Google Map

Following on from five previous workshops on “Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria” held over the course of 2017 and 2018, the conclusion of the latest three-day session in Lagos, from November 1 to 3, marks the sixth in the series organised, promoted, designed and conducted by the Wayamo Foundation, the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) and the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. Click here for pictures. Like its predecessors, this November 2018 edition was purpose-designed to impart joint training…

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November 2018

East Africa Project: Network Meeting, Symposium and Training Workshop

26. November 2018 - 29. November 2018
Arusha Tanzania, United Republic Of + Google Map

Fighting impunity and ensuring accountability through fostering and facilitating networks, building capacity to enable domestic systems to address international and transnational crimes, holding international symposia, and engaging with the mass media. To hold the sixth round of its “Fighting Impunity in East Africa” project, the Wayamo Foundation returned to where it had all begun…Arusha, Tanzania.  Here, in the shadow of Mt. Meru, an intensive, week-long series of events was organised within the framework of an initiative funded by the German…

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December 2018

Side event at the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague

10. December 2018 @ 18:00 - 20:00
The Hague, Churchillplein 10
Den Haag, 2517 JW
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Side event at the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. The event was opened by Richard Goldstone, AGJA member and Former Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. Goldstone’s remarks focused on the important role that the AGJA has played in advocating for more effective justice and efforts across the African continent.

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The Rohingya crisis – how did it happen, and what can we do?

14. December 2018 @ 17:00 - 18:30

There have been numerous reports that genocide and ethnic cleansing have been committed against the Rohingya people by Burmese security forces. How did Myanmar, a country that seemed to show such promise and potential, end up committing this genocidal campaign against the Rohingya and what responses are available to achieve justice and accountability for the victims and survivors of these crimes? A panel of experts will seek to answer these questions on 14 December 2018. The event features Canadian Special…

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March 2019

Meeting with President of Ghana

20. March 2019
Accra Ghana + Google Map

The Africa Group for Justice and Accountability and the Wayamo Foundation had a very fruitful meeting with the President of Ghana on 20 March 2019, during which the Africa Group and Wayamo’s mission and activities were discussed. The President expressed his full support for AGJA and its quest for justice and accountability across the region, and expressed his desire to remain engaged with Wayamo and AGJA in the future.

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