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6 June 2017

Public Symposium - Programme


Fighting Impunity in East Africa Ensuring accountability
for international and transnational organised crimes

9:00 - 10:00 Welcoming remarks


Bettina Ambach, Director, Wayamo Foundation
Mohamed Chande Othman, former Chief Justice of Tanzania,
6 June 2017, Mount Meru Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) member
Hotel, Arusha, Tanzania Justice Isaac Lenaola, Justice of the Supreme Court of Kenya
and Deputy Principal Judge at the East African Court of Justice
The goal of the Public Fritz Schuchmann, Legal Counsel of the Embassy of the
Symposium is to explore the Federal Republic of Germany
current state of international Justice Sauda Mjasiri, Court of Appeal of Tanzania
criminal justice, its links with
transnational organised
crime in East Africa and the 10:00 - 11:00 Chair
development of possible
Mohamed Chande Othman, former Chief Justice of Tanzania,
networks to enhance
member of the AGJA
judicial co-operation and
exchange of information.
The Symposium will be
National and regional efforts to prosecute
followed by a special international and transnational crime
media component, during Samuel Akorimo, Head of Registry, Mechanism for International
which journalists will be Criminal Tribunals, Arusha Branch
able to further develop Selemani Kinyunyu, African Governance Architecture (AGA)
their reporting skills, and Focal Point at the African Courton Human andPeoples Rights
interview the guest speakers. Directorates of Public Prosecution of Tanzania, Kenya,
Uganda and Rwanda

11:00 -11:30 Coffee break and group picture

With the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office.


11:30 -13:00 Moderator
Mark Kersten, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto; Research Director, Wayamo Foundation

Panel 1: Is international criminal law of importance in Africa?

Allan Ngari, Senior Researcher, Transnational Threats and International Crime Division, Institute
for Security Studies, Pretoria
Angela Mudukuti, International Criminal Justice Lawyer, Wayamo Foundation
Anton Steynberg, Senior Trial Lawyer, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
Brenda Hollis, Prosecutor, Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone
Ermias Kassaye, Legal Researcher for the African Court Research Initiative working in support of
the Office of the Legal Counsel of the African Union

13:00 -14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:15 Moderator


Mark Kersten, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto; Research Director, Wayamo
Foundation

Panel 2: Crime beyond borders - tackling transnational organised crime


Candice Welsch, Chief, Implementation Support Section, Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, United
Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Shirani de Fontgalland, International Law Expert and former Prosecutor

15:15 -15:45 Coffee break

15:45 - 17:00 Moderator


Bettina Ambach, Director, Wayamo Foundation Foundation

Panel 3: The potential and promise of linking the investigation and prosecution
of transnational organised crime to that of international crimes
Cristina Ribeiro, Investigations Co-ordinator, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
Emmanuelle Marchand, Legal Counsel, Civitas Maxima

With the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office.