Following the announcement by Chief Justice Willy Mutunga of the intention to establish an International and Organised Crimes Division in the High Court of Kenya, the Wayamo Foundation in cooperation with the School of Law of the University of Nairobi in Mombasa organised a panel debate with speakers from the law faculty, the public prosecution office, and civil society. The panel discussion featured a range of opinions on complementarity and the establishment of the IOCD, and the audience asked questions and made comments throughout the moderated debate. Speakers: Dr. Sarah M. Kinyanjui, Coordinator, University of Nairobi, School of Law, Mombasa Campus Alexander M. Muteti, Principal State Counsel, Directorate of Public Prosecutions Bobby Mkangi, Independent Legal Consultant Click here for pictures.
On 12 February 2014, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and the Wayamo Communication Foundation hosted a panel discussion on justice processes for mass crimes in Africa. (PROGRAMME) This was the sixth in a series of public debates hosted by IWPR and Wayamo under the ReportingKenya.net banner, and featured both Kenyan and international panellists including: Serge Brammertz, Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Macharia Gaitho, Managing Editor for Special Projects at Nation Media Group and Chair of the Kenya Editors’ Guild Charles Kanjama, Advocate of the High Court of Kenya Betty Kaari Murungi, Chairperson of Akiba Uhaki Foundation and Vice Chair of the Kenya Human Rights Commission Alex Whiting, Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School Invited, but unable to attend due to travel to The Hague along with Kenya’s Attorney General Githu Muigai: Evans Monari, Advocate of the High Court of Kenya; Partner, Daly & Figgis Advocates; former ICC counsel for Mohammed Hussein Ali. The panel discussion was open to the general public and began at 10h at the Strathmore University Auditorium. Moderator Bettina Ambach, Director of the Wayamo Foundation, invited the audience to ask questions and make comments throughout the debate. TOPICS: The
On 26 November 2013, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and the Wayamo Communication Foundation hosted an international panel discussion in The Hague featuring a range of opinions on the future of the International Criminal Court. The debate was held on the sidelines of the International Criminal Court’s Assembly of States Parties held between 20–28 November 2013 at the World Forum Convention Center in The Hague, The Netherlands. The panel discussion was moderated by IWPR Africa Editor Simon Jennings and was open to the general public and streamed live on ReportingKenya.net. SPEAKERS: Gerald Thompson, Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Trinidad & Tobago Sarah Nouwen, Faculty of Law at University of Cambridge David Donat Cattin, Senior Director, Parliamentarians for Global Action Njonjo Mue, Kenyan Transitional Justice Expert Photos by Kioko Kivandi, IWPR.
On 23 November 2013, the Wayamo Foundation Director Bettina Ambach moderated a joint Germany/Kenya side event (PROGRAMME) at the twelfth session of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court held between 20–28 November 2013 at the World Forum Convention Center in The Hague, The Netherlands. The panel discussion examined the challenges of the international criminal justice system in Africa and particularly in Kenya, its impact on the domestic accountability process and complementarity. The representative of the Kenyan International Crimes Division also talked about the establishment process of this special division of the High Court. SPEAKERS: Pascal Hector, Director International Law, Federal Foreign Office and Head of the German Delegation Githu Muigai, Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya and Head of the Kenyan Delegation Athaliah Molokomme, Attorney General of the Republic of Botswana Sam Kobia, Judicial Service Commission and Chair of the Committee overseeing the establishment of the International Crimes Division (ICD), Nairobi Dr. Alex Whiting, Professor, Harvard Law School Photos by Kris Kotarski.
On Sept. 4, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and the Wayamo Communication Foundation came together to host a ReportingKenya.net international panel discussion at Strathmore University Auditorium in Nairobi. (PROGRAMME) The panel discussion featured a range of opinions on the different forms of justice Kenyans wish to see in their country, offering a forum for discussion for both supporters and opponents of national judicial proceedings and the International Criminal Court. The panel discussion began at 10.00 with welcoming remarks by Dr Luis Franceschi, Dean of Strathmore Law School. It was open to the public, and the audience was invited to ask questions throughout the moderated debate with panelists. SPEAKERS: Kioko Kamula, Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Phakiso Mochochoko, Head of Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court Wilfred Nderitu, Legal Representative of Victims at the International Criminal Court Gertrude Angote, Executive Director, Kituo Cha Sheria Prof. Peter Kagwanja, Chief Executive Africa Policy Institute and former Government Advisor Audio files of the panel discussion are available at ReportingKenya.net.
On 24 May 2013, the Institute for War & Peace Reporting and the Wayamo Foundation hosted an international panel discussion at Strathmore University in Nairobi. Entitled “The ICC in Kenya a blessing or a curse?”, it was the third in a series of live debates hosted on the ICC cases and broader questions of justice and accountability in Kenya. View programme Moderator: Ms. Bettina Ambach, Director, Wayamo Foundation Speakers: The Honourable Githu Muigai, Attorney General of Kenya Atsango Chesoni, Executive Director, Kenya Human Rights Commission, KHRC Ngunjiri Wambugu, Executive Director, Change Associates Trust Njonjo Mue, Head of Kenya Office, International Center for Transitional Justice, ICTJ Wilfred Nderitu, Legal Representative of Victims at the ICC Elizabeth M. Evenson, Senior Counsel, International Justice Program, Human Rights Watch, Brussels Connected via video link from The Hague: Phakiso Mochochoko, Head of Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court Shamiso Mbizvo, Cooperation Advisor for the Kenya situation, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court IWPR’s report on the debate is available at: “Attorney General Locks Horns With ICC”