The Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) and its Secretariat, the Wayamo Foundation, held their second online Zoom meeting to discuss important developments, and brainstorm about ways forward in light of current circumstances.
The Wayamo Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s Rule of Law Programme for Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa launched the “Justice in West Africa” website, a bilingual online resource platform of accountability efforts for international crimes.
On 9 February, Wayamo hosted its second media engagement for journalists who work on issues pertaining to international criminal justice and accountability. The event followed a hybrid model, with journalists attending from Abuja, Nigeria, and the majority of the experts joining participants via Zoom.
On 5 February 2021, the Wayamo Foundation launched its next project: the creation of an electronic case-file database within the Complex Casework Group (CCG) under the Directorate of Public Prosecutions. The Abuja workshop followed a hybrid model, with CCG members attending in person, and the majority of the experts -both international and Nigerian- joining the event via Zoom.
On 4 February 2021, the Wayamo Foundation and the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) held their first joint international criminal law (ICL) and international humanitarian law (IHL) course in Abuja, Nigeria.
Wayamo held a media engagement as part of its scheduled Nigeria programme. Attending the event in person were journalists from the Voice of Nigeria, News Agency of Nigeria, Nigerian Television Authority, Radio Nigeria, Hallow Mace Communications, TVS News and Premium Times.
Wayamo brings leading Nigerian prosecutors and investigators together at one-day retreat in Abuja on prosecution coordination, prosecution-guided investigations, information sharing and inter-agency collaboration.
Since the earliest days of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Wayamo Foundation has sought to re-imagine its work in promoting justice and accountability
On 22 September 2020 Wayamo Foundation Senior Consultant Mark Kersten gave the following remarks to the Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) on Libya, which was established by the United Nations Human Rights Council in June 2020. The talk focused on the need to investigate the nexus between international crimes (crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide) and transnational organised crimes (human trafficking, extortion, drug trafficking, etc.).