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Capacity Building Workshop

STRENGTHENING JUSTICE AND


ACCOUNTABILITY IN NIGERIA
CAPACITY BUILDING FOR PROSECUTORS TO ADDRESS THE MOST SERIOUS
AND COMPLEX CRIMES UNDER NIGERIAN CRIMINAL LAW

13 - 15 MARCH 2017
LAGOS, NIGERIA

With the nancial support of:


WAYAM O F OUNDATIO N PRO G R A MME

MONDAY, 13 MARCH 2017 TUESDAY, 14 MARCH 2017

9:00 9:00 9:45


Opening remarks Modes of liability and experiences with prosecution-led investigations
Bettina Ambach Director, Wayamo Foundation, Berlin Alex Whiting Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School
Representative of the Director of Public Prosecutions for the Federation, Federal Ministry of
Justice, Abuja 9:45 10:30
Modes of liability practical exercise based on case study
9:15 10:00 Alex Whiting Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School
Introduction to International Criminal Law, the Geneva Conventions and core international crimes Adejok Babington-Ashaye International Law Specialist and former investigator at the
Alex Whiting Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School International Criminal Court

10:00 10:45 10:30 11:00


Essentials of trial advocacy Coffee break
Alex Whiting Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School
11:00 11:45
10:45 11:00 Terrorism Prevention Act and international crimes
Coffee break Chino Obiagwu Chairman of the Nigeria Coalition for the International Criminal Court (NCICC),
National Coordinator of Legal Defence & Assistance Project (LEDAP) and Chair of Human Rights Agenda
11:00 11:45 Network (HRAN)
Synergies between offences under the Nigerian Criminal/Penal Code/Military Law and those
under the Rome Statute a comparative analysis
Chino Obiagwu Chairman of the Nigeria Coalition for the International Criminal Court (NCICC), Natio- 11:45 13:00
nal Coordinator of Legal Defence & Assistance Project (LEDAP) and Chair of Human Rights Agenda Net- Terrorism practical exercise: developing a case strategy
work (HRAN) Alex Whiting Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School
Adejok Babington-Ashaye International Law Specialist and former investigator at the
11:45 12:30 International Criminal Court
Practical Discussion: Synergies between offences under the Nigerian Criminal/Penal Code/
Military Law and those under the Rome Statute 13:00 14:00
Lunch
12:30 13:30
Lunch 14:00 14:45
Investigative deficiencies and their impact on the prosecutions case: Lessons from international
13:30 15:00 criminal courts and tribunals
Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in Nigeria Presentation of the Adejok Babington-Ashaye International Law Specialist and former investigator at the
admissibility requirements in ICC case law (with positive complementarity case study); International Criminal Court
Discussion of the eight potential cases identified by the Office of the Prosecutor and updates
Claus Molitor Situation Analyst, Ofce of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court 14:45 15:00
Coffee break
15:00 15:15
Coffee break 15:00 16:45
Investigative deficiencies practical exercise based on the case study
15:15 16:45 Alex Whiting Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School
ICC video on trial proceedings with discussion Adejok Babington-Ashaye International Law Specialist and former investigator at the
Introduction of the case study International Criminal Court
Adejok Babington-Ashaye International Law Specialist and former investigator at the
International Criminal Court

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PROG RA MME

WEDNESDAY, 15 MARCH 2017

9:00 10:30
Witness preparation and witness examination: Practical exercise
Alex Whiting Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School
Adejok Babington-Ashaye International Law Specialist and former investigator at the
International Criminal Court

10:30 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 12:30
Learning from the participants
Discussion of recently concluded cases: Challenges and lessons learnt

12:30 13:30
Lunch

13:30 15:00
Breakaway sessions to brainstorm and prepare recommendations for future investigations and
prosecutions on complex crimes

15:00 15:15
Coffee break

15:15 16:30
Lessons learnt, needs assessment and formulation of priority list of future trainings

16:30
Closing remarks

CONTACT
BETTINA AMBACH
Director, Wayamo Foundation
Rietzestr. 21, 10409 Berlin, Germany
Tel. +49 30 81032821
info@wayamo.com www.wayamo.com
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