Workshop on Documenting Atrocity Crimes in Africa: Amplifying Civil Society Organization Capacity to Work in Transitional Justice Processes in AfricaWritten by Masekara Sekoankoetla Published in Conférence Read 14217 times
Experiences in Africa and around the world have indicated that the end of conflict does not automatically lead to sustainable peace and transition to democratic rule with rule of law and respect for human rights. They proved rather that transitional justice (TJ) is indispensable to achieve this end. Indeed there is a need to initiate TJ processes to recognize victims of atrocity crimes and secure accountability for those crimes. In fact this has proved to secure civic trust and national reconciliation and at least promises democratic rule in Africa. It must be noted that transitional TJ processes would not see success without the initiatives of Civil Society Organizations’ (CSOs)) ground preparatory work of fact finding and documentation. Although their preparatory work has proved success of many TJs in securing accountability in Africa, it would be misleading to say this work is a smooth road.
Engaging with International Criminal Justice (ICJ) in Africa: Pan-African Convening on Lessons Learned in Mobilization and AdvocacyWritten by Fatoumata Bintou Sall Published in Conférence Read 8708 times
This convening will review ICJ advocacy strategies by showcasing our partners’ accomplishments, identifying the challenges they face, and fine-tuning our engagements to add value to their work.