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Panel Debate: International Trials Under Scrutiny

Nairobi event will discuss whether prosecutions are the key to accountability in Africa.
  • Main ICC premises in The Hague. (Photo: Vincent van Zeijst)
    Main ICC premises in The Hague. (Photo: Vincent van Zeijst)

On February 12,  the Institute for War & Peace Reporting and the Wayamo Communication Foundation will host a panel discussion on justice processes for mass crimes in Africa.

This is the sixth in a series of public debates hosted by IWPR and Wayamo under the ReportingKenya.net banner, and will feature Kenyan and international panellists including:

  • Serge Brammertz, Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
  • Macharia Gaitho, Managing Editor for Special Projects at Nation Media Group and Chair of the Kenya Editors’ Guild.
  • Evans Monari, Advocate of the High Court of Kenya; Partner, Daly & Figgis Advocates; former ICC counsel for Mohammed Hussein Ali.
  • Betty Murungi, Chairperson of Akiba Uhaki Foundation and Vice-Chair of the Kenya Human Rights Commission.
  • Alex Whiting, Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School.

The panel discussion is open to the general public and will begin at 10:00 at the Strathmore University Auditorium (address & directionsModerator Bettina Ambach, Director of the Wayamo Foundation, will invite the audience to ask questions and make comments throughout the debate. The debate will be streamed live at ReportingKenya.net. A light lunch will be served at 13:00.

TOPICS:

The panel discussion will feature a range of opinions on international courts and their impact in Africa, and will be introduced by Dr. Luis Franceschi, Dean of Strathmore Law School.

  • Is support for international criminal justice in decline?
  • Do perceptions of justice in Africa differ from those in other parts of the world?
  • Has the international community focused too much on prosecutions at the expense of other transitional justice mechanisms?

CONTACT:

Bettina Ambach, Director, Wayamo Foundation: bettina@bettinaambach.de, tel. 0733233876
Judie Kaberia, IWPR/Wayamo coordinator: judy.kaberia@gmail.com, tel. 0722235739
Simon Jennings, Africa Editor, IWPR: Simon@iwpr.net

Follow the debate on Twitter at @IWPRKenya and hashtag #ICCDebate
 

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