Network meeting, Nairobi, Kenya

The Directors of Public Prosecutions (DPPs), Directors of Criminal Investigation (DCIs) and Deputy Attorneys–General of Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia and Ethiopia gathered for a network meeting organised by the Wayamo Foundation. This will mark the fifth time that this network has met.

30 July 2019
Nairobi,Kenya

Nairobi July 2019 - Network meeting

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High-Level retreat for investigators and prosecutors, Nairobi, Kenya

Heads of the anti-trafficking units of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Djibouti, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Somalia have been invited to analyse the issue of trafficking from a regional perspective, propose improvements for judicial cooperation and reflect on an East African strategy that better addresses human trafficking and migrant smuggling cases.

29 July 2019
Nairobi,Kenya

Nairobi July 2019 - High level retreat

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Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria

Capacity building for civil and military investigators and prosecutors to address the most serious and complex crimes under Nigerian criminal law.

24-26 June 2019
Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja June 2019 - Capacity building workshop

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Joan Kagezi Memorial Lecture, Kampala, Uganda

The Office of The Director of Public Prosecutions in partnership with the Wayamo Foundation and with the support of the European Union in Uganda, organised the 4th Annual Joan Kagezi Memorial Lecture under the banner of “Courts not Guns – Combating terrorism through the Law”.

17 April 2019
Kampala, Uganda

Kampala April 2019 - Joan Kagezi Memorial

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Meeting with the President, Accra, Ghana

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.

20 March 2019
Accra, Ghana

Accra March 2019 - Meeting with President of Ghana

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International Symposium, Accra, Ghana

The Wayamo Foundation, the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA), in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s Rule of Law Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa and with the support of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre and the School of Law of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) held a symposium on 21 and 22 March 2019, under the banner of “West African International Justice – Leadership, Challenges, and Opportunities”

21-22 March 2019
Accra, Ghana

Accra March 2019 - International Symposium

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ASP Side Event, The Hague, Netherlands

The Wayamo Foundation and the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) hosted a side event, showcasing their ongoing capacity building workshops in Nigeria, implemented in conjunction with the International Nuremberg Principles Academy, under the title: “Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria.”

10 December 2018
The Hague, Netherlands

The Hague Dec 2018 – International Criminal Court Assembly of States Parties side event

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International justice symposium, Arusha, Tanzania

What can be done to overcome myopic interests and insular approaches in order to further accountability for international and transnational organised crime? To address this question, the Wayamo Foundation and the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) organised a one-day symposium entitled “Beyond Narrow Interests – Justice and Accountability in East Africa”.

27 November 2018
Arusha, Tanzania

Arusha November 2018 - International justice symposium

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Capacity building workshop, Lagos, Nigeria

The Wayamo Foundation, the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) and the International Nuremberg Principles Academy have previously held five workshops on “Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria” in December 2016, and March, June and November 2017 and in May 2018. This November 2018 workshop marks the sixth in the series and has been purpose-designed to impart joint training for investigators and prosecutors, both military and civil.

1-3 November 2018
Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos November 2018 - Capacity building workshop

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International Justice Symposium, Cape Town, South Africa

With the introduction of the International Crimes Bill before the South African Parliament, South Africa’s commitment to international criminal justice and the International Criminal Court is under discussion. In order to take advantage of this critical moment, the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) and the Wayamo Foundation held a one-day public symposium at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel on 29 August 2018, under the banner of “South Africa and international justice – Charting the way forward”.

29 August 2018
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town August 2018 - International Justice Symposium

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Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria

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.
21-23 May 2018
Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja May 2018 - training of ciivl and military investigators and prosecutors

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“International criminal justice: element of the peace order”, Berlin, Germany

On 15 May 2018, the German Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtige Amt) organised a panel discussion on: “International criminal justice: element of the peace order”. The experts discussed the possibilities of international criminal justice as a tool to the fight against impunity, as well as the challenges it faces on a daily basis. In addition, the possibilities of other forms of the processing and punishment of international criminal offenses were discussed.
15 May 2018
Berlin, Germany

Berlin May 2018 - International Conference

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3rd Annual Joan Kagezi Memorial Lecture, Kampala, Uganda

On 13 April 2018, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in partnership with the Wayamo Foundation organised the 3rd Annual Joan Kagezi Memorial Lecture under the theme “Combating international and transnational organised crime: Lessons learnt and best practices”.
13 April 2018
Kampala, Uganda

Kampala April 2018 - Joan Kagezi Memorial Lecture

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International Justice Symposium, Nairobi, Kenya

Bringing together key stakeholders, renowned experts and leading practitioners, the Wayamo Foundation and the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) convened a public symposium entitled “Networks of Accountability: Justice for International and Transnational Organised Crimes.”
27 February 2018
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi February 2018 - International Justice Symposium

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Immunities ASP Side Event, New York, US

New York, US, played host to the “Immunities under international law” ASP side event on 8 December 2017. On 21 September 2017, the African Union‘s Open-Ended Committee of African Ministers on the ICC met in New York. At this meeting, the ministers considered a concept note from the AU Commission on Head of State immunity and the ICC. As a result, space has opened for a respectful and constructive debate on the immunity question – a unique opportunity to make progress on this intricate issue.
8 December 2017
New York, US

New York December 2017 - Immunities ASP Side Event

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AGJA ASP Side Event, New York, US

To promote a holistic and comprehensive approach to international criminal justice, the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) hosted a side event: “Weaving the Strands – Domestic, Regional, Hybrid, and ICC Justice” on Thursday, 7 December 2017, where all the existing accountability initiatives and justice forums were explored.
7 December 2017
New York, US

New York December 2017 - ASP Side Events

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International Justice Symposium, 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.
21 November 2017
Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali November 2017 - International Justice Symposium

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Capacity building workshop, Abuja, Nigeria

The Wayamo Foundation, Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) and International Nuremberg Principles Academy have held three capacity-building workshops on “Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria” in December 2016, March 2017, and June 2017. This November training is the fourth instalment and combines training for military and civil investigators and prosecutors.
2 November 2017
Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja November 2017- Training of military and civil prosecutors

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AGJA´s mission to The Gambia

From 31 October to 3 November 2017, the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) and the Wayamo Foundation sent a fact-finding delegation to The Gambia. The delegation arrived in The Gambia in response to an invitation by Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou.
31 October – 3 November 2017
Banjul, The Gambia

Banjul November 2017 - AGJA´s mission to The Gambia

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International Symposium, Arusha Tanzania

Bringing together key stakeholders, renowned experts and leading practitioners, the Wayamo Foundation, Africa Group for Justice and Accountability and American Bar Association convened a public symposium in Arusha, Tanzania on 7 August, entitled “Judicial Independence – a Foundation for Combatting International and Transnational Crimes”. The Symposium topics included: judicial independence and ethics in the fight against international and transnational organised crime, the relationship between domestic, regional and international courts in combatting serious crimes, and analyse the role of the judiciary in addressing human trafficking and cyber crime.
7 August 2017
Arusha, Tanzania
7 August 2017: International Symposium, Arusha, Tanzania

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International Symposium, Dakar Senegal

The symposium covered the current state of affairs in the relationship between African states and the International Criminal Court, possible reforms to improve the ICC, the re-emergence of hybrid mechanisms to prosecute international crimes, regional efforts to combat impunity, the coming into force of the crime of aggression, the relationship between conflict resolution and justice, and other pressing topics.
7-8 July 2017
Dakar, Senegal
7-8 July 2017, International Symposium, Dakar Senegal

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Capacity building for Nigerian military prosecutors III

The Wayamo Foundation, Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) and International Nuremberg Principles Academy held capacity-building workshops on “Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria” in December 2016 and March 2017.This June workshop was the first training session for military investigators and prosecutors.
28-30 June 2017
Lagos, Nigeria
28-30 June 2017: Training for military prosecutors, Lagos, Nigeria

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International Symposium, Arusha, Tanzania

Arusha played host to an international symposium at the Mount Meru Hotel. The symposium 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 across East Africa.
6 June 2017
Arusha, Tanzania
6 June 2017, Arusha Public Symposium

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South African – German Justice Dialogue

The relationship between the International Criminal Court and Africa: the aim of the sessions was to bring together a small circle of experts who engaged in an open and frank discussion held under Chatham House Rules.
27-28 March 2017
Pretoria, South Africa
Pretoria March 2017- South African - German Justice Dialogue

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Capacity building for Nigerian prosecutors II

The Wayamo Foundation, Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) and International Nuremberg Principles Academy held the second capacity-building workshops on “Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria”.
13-25 March 2017
Lagos, Nigeria
Lagos March 2017- Capacity building of prosecutors

Capacity building for Nigerian prosecutors I

Under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Justice/Federal Government of Nigeria, the Wayamo Foundation, the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability and the International Nuremberg Principles Academy, in collaboration with the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Justice, held the first capacity building workshop for prosecutors to address the most serious and complex crimes under Nigerian criminal law.
7-9 December 2016
Abuja, Nigeria
Abuja Dec 2016 - capacity building for prosecutors

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“Through the looking glass — Imagining the future of International Criminal Justice”
ICC Assembly of States Parties side event organised by the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability and the Wayamo Foundation
21 November 2016
The Hague, Netherlands
The Hague Nov 2016 - Panel Debate and Art Exhibition

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“Strengthening the Central African Republic’s Justice System and Operationalising the Special Criminal Court”
Side Event organised by the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability and the Wayamo Foundation
16 November 2016
Brussels, Belgium
Cape Town 2016 - Africa Group for Justice and Accountability Symposium

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“Towards a System of International Justice”
Symposium organised by the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability and the Wayamo Foundation
18-19 October 2016
Arusha, Tanzania
Cape Town 2016 - Africa Group for Justice and Accountability Symposium

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“Special Criminal Court for the Central African Republic — Context, Challenges and Perspectives”
Symposium organised by the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability and the Wayamo Foundation
22 September 2016
Bangui, Central African Republic
Bangui Sept 2016 - Special Criminal Court for the Central African Republic

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“Cape Town: African Justice mechanisms and their interplay with the International Criminal Court”
Symposium organised by the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability and the Wayamo Foundation at the University of Cape Town
22-24 March 2016
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town 2016 - Africa Group for Justice and Accountability Symposium

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“Establishing Domestic Units for International and Transnational Crimes”
High-level meeting of directorates of criminal investigations and public prosecutions and heads of international crime units
18-19 March 2016
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town March 2015 - High-level meeting

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“The Hague: Launch of the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability”
The Wayamo Foundation has launched the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability on the sidelines of the International Criminal Court Assembly of States Parties at an event entitled “Africa and the ICC – Looking Back, Moving Forward” co-hosted by the governments of Botswana, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom
23 November 2015
Worldhotel Belair, The Hague, Netherlands
The Hague Nov 2015 - Launch of the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability

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“Africa and the ICC – Looking Back, Moving Forward”
The Wayamo Foundation has launched the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability on the sidelines of the International Criminal Court Assembly of States Parties at an event entitled “Africa and the ICC – Looking Back, Moving Forward” co-hosted by the governments of Botswana, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom
23 November 2015
Worldhotel Belair, The Hague, Netherlands
Nairobi February 2015 - Cyber Crime

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“Nairobi symposium on ending impunity together”
On 28-29 April 2015, the Wayamo Foundation and Riara University hosted a two-day symposium featuring Kenyan and international prosecutors, war crimes and crimes against humanity investigators, judges, legal experts, and representatives of civil society.
28-29 April 2015
Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi April 2015 - International Symposium

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“Nairobi workshop on best practices in investigation and prosecution of international crimes”
On 27 April 2015, the Wayamo Foundation facilitated discussions in Nairobi on the Compendium of Best Practices in Investigation and Prosecution of International Crimes and its local application. Workshop participants included international prosecutors, investigators and witness protection experts.
27 April 2015
Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi April 2015 - Investigation and Prosecution best practices

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“Nairobi: Second Crimes Against Humanity Workshop”
On 19–20 February 2015, the Wayamo Foundation hosted the second two-day interagency training workshop on Crimes Against Humanity for Kenya’s Criminal Investigations Division and the Office of the Department of Public Prosecutions.
19-20 February 2015
Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi Feb 2015 - Crimes Against Humanity Workshop

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“Investigating and building complex cyber crime cases”
On 16-17 February 2015, the Wayamo Foundation hosted a two-day interagency training workshop for Kenya’s Criminal Investigations Division and the office of the Department of Public Prosecutions on investigating and building complex cyber crime cases, working up the chain of command, chain of custody, and collaboration with neighbouring countries and international law enforcement bodies.
16-17 February 2015
Fairview Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi Feb 2015 - Cyber Crime

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“Nuremberg: Genocide and Atrocity Crimes Conference”
Conference on “Preventing Genocide and Other Atrocity Crimes: Challenges in Today’s World”
4-5 December 2014
Court Room 600, Memorium Nuremberg Trials
Nuremberg, Germany
Nuremberg Dec 2014 - Genocide Conference

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“Nuremberg: Genocide and Atrocity Crimes Journalism Training”
Workshop on Reporting on Genocide and Mass Violence
3-6 December 2014
Nuremberg, Germany
Nuremberg Dec 2014 - Genocide Workshop

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“Mombasa forum on accountability and justice”
Following the announcement by the Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya of his intention to establish an International and Organised Crimes Division of the Kenyan High Court, there has been varied discussion as to what form this division will take, and questions have arisen as to its jurisdiction, independence and nature. The Wayamo Foundation organised a forum with community leaders from Mombasa to discuss the IOCD and how to improve access to justice in the community.
25 November 2014
Mombasa, Kenya
Mombasa Nov 2014 - Forum on Accountability and Justice

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“Nairobi public debate on international and organised crimes divisions in Africa and the Balkans”
On 24 November 2014, the Wayamo Foundation hosted a panel discussion on the struggle for justice and security in Kenya at Strathmore University in Nairobi.
24 November 2014
Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi Nov 2014 - public debate on international and organised crimes divisions

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“Nairobi: Crimes Against Humanity Workshop”
Workshop For The Investigation And Prosecution Of Crimes Against Humanity Under The International Crimes Act
20-22 November 2014
Fairview Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi November 2014 - Crimes Against Humanity Workshop

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“Pretoria colloquium on international and transnational crimes”
On 8-10 October 2014, the Wayamo Foundation hosted a meeting of international and national experts on International and Transnational Crimes at the Institute for Security Studies.
8-10 October 2014
Pretoria, South Africa.
Pretoria Oct 2014 - International and Transnational Crimes meeting

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“Kisumu forum on accountability and justice”
Following the announcement by the Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya of his intention to establish an International and Organised Crimes Division of the Kenyan High Court, the Wayamo Foundation organised a forum with community leaders from Kisumu to discuss the IOCD and how to improve access to justice in the community.
7 October 2014
Nairobi, Kenya
Kisumu Oct 2014 - Forum on Accountability and Justice

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“Naivasha workshop on strengthening investigation and prosecution against wildlife trafficking”
On 4 October, the Wayamo Foundation hosted an interagency workshop for the Kenyan agencies involved in the fight against wildlife crimes. The workshop, which featured invited guests from Interpol and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, focused on working up the chain of command, chain of custody and collaboration with neighbouring countries.
Naivasha, Kenya
4 October 2014
Naivasha Oct 2014 - Wildlife Trafficking Workshop

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“Mathare forum on accountability and justice”
Following the announcement by the Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya of his intention to establish an International and Organised Crimes Division of the Kenyan High Court, the Wayamo Foundation and the Ghetto Foundation organised a forum with community leaders from Mathare to discuss the IOCD and how to improve access to justice in the community.
26 August 2014
Nairobi, Kenya
Mathare Aug 2014 - Forum with community leaders

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“Nairobi student debate at Catholic University for Eastern Africa”
Following the announcement by the Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya of the intention to establish an International and Organised Crimes Division (IOCD) in the High Court of Kenya, the Law Faculties of the Catholic University for Eastern Africa and the African Nazarene University held an academic debate organised by the two law faculties together with the Wayamo Foundation.
25 August 2014
Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi Aug 2014 - African Nazarene University Debate

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“Nairobi workshop on establishing investigative units for serious crimes”
On 22-23 August, the Wayamo Foundation hosted a workshop in Nairobi for investigators from the Kenya Police Criminal Investigation Department and prosecutors from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. The workshop featured special guest Frank Dutton, a retired South African policeman and investigator and first director of the Directorate of Special Operations along with Howard Varney, a senior program adviser with the International Center for Transitional Justice.
22-23 August 2014
Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi Aug 2014 - Investigative Units for Serious Crimes

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“Nakuru forum on strengthening complementarity”
Following the announcement by the Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya of his intention to establish an International and Organised Crimes Division of the Kenyan High Court, the Wayamo Foundation organised a forum with community leaders from Nakuru to discuss the IOCD, what form it would take, and questions that arise as to its jurisdiction, independence and nature. Nakuru is the largest city in Kenya’s Rift Valley and was one of the areas affected by Kenya’s 2007-08 post-election violence.
22 August 2014
Nakuru Aug 2014 - Strengthening Complementarity

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“Nairobi debate on complementarity, international crimes and domestic justice”
Following the announcement by Chief Justice Willy Mutunga of the intention to establish an International Crimes Division in the High Court of Kenya, the Wayamo Foundation in cooperation with the School of Law of the University of Nairobi organised a panel debate with speakers from the law faculty, the judiciary, the civil society and the International Criminal Court. The panel discussion featured a range of opinions on complementarity and the establishment of the ICD, and the audience asked questions and made comments throughout the moderated debate.
5 May 2014
Nairobi May 2014 - Complementarity, International Crimes and Domestic Justice

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“Nuremberg: Workshop on Registrars in International Justice”
Registrars in International Justice – Lessons from the International and National Levels
23-24 April 2014
Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds
Nuremberg, Germany
Nuremberg April 2014 - Registrars Workshop

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“Kibera Forum on Accountability and Justice”
Following the announcement by the Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya of his intention to establish an International Crimes Division of the Kenyan High Court, the Wayamo Foundation and Pamoja FM organised a forum with community leaders from Kibera to discuss the ICD and how to improve access to justice in the community.
20 February 2014
Nairobi, Kenya
Kibera Feb 2014 - Forum on Accountability and Justice

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“Korogocho Forum on Accountability and Justice”
Following the announcement by the Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya of his intention to establish an International Crimes Division of the Kenyan High Court, the Wayamo Foundation and Koch FM organised a forum with community leaders from Korogocho to discuss the idea of how to improve the access to justice and how to tackle those transnational crimes which affect the community.
18 February 2014
Nairobi, Kenya
Korogocho Feb 2014 - Forum on Accountability and Justice

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“Mombasa debate on strengthening complementarity and the IOCD”
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.
17 February 2014
Mombasa, Kenya
Mombasa Feb 2014 - Forum with community leaders

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“Complementarity in practice – Examples from Kenya”
On 23 November 2013, the Wayamo Foundation Director Bettina Ambach moderated a joint Germany/Kenya side event 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.
23 November 2013
The Hague, Netherlands
The Hague Nov 2013 - ASP Side Event