These are important efforts in this region – but if it wants to assure the delivery of justice for international crimes, much more needs to be done. Beyond effective prosecutions, countries must adequately protect witnesses and develop models to advance victims’ participation and reparations.
The ISS and TrustAfrica will host a seminar to discuss the domestic and regional international criminal justice efforts in West Africa. The seminar will offer some guidance on how African countries can promote accountability and justice in the interest of victims.
Chairperson: Cheryl Frank, Head, Transnational Threats and International Crime division, ISS
Introductory remarks: Jeanne Elone, Programme Specialist, International Criminal Justice Fund, TrustAfrica
- Allan Ngari, Researcher, Transnational Threats and International Crime division, ISS
- Aboubacry Mbodji, General Secretary, Rencontre Africaine pour la Défense des Droits l’Homme
- Sidiki Kaba, Minister of Justice, Senegal and President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC (TBC)
- Reed Brody, Counsel and Spokesperson for Human Rights Watch
View article on Institute for Security Studies website.