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JUNE 28

TRAINING PROGRAMME

STRENGTHENING JUSTICE
AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN NIGERIA
Capacity building for military prosecutors
to address the most serious and complex crimes under Nigerian criminal law

28 30 JUNE 2017,
SOUTHERN SUN HOTEL IKOYI, LAGOS, NIGERIA
TRAINING PROGRAMME DAY 1, JUNE 28TH

The Wayamo Foundation, Africa Group for Justice and


Accountability (AGJA) and International Nuremberg
Principles Academy held capacity-building workshops
on Strengthening Justice and Accountability in
Nigeriain December 2016 and March 2017. 9:00 - 10:00 Opening remarks
Bettina Ambach, Director,
The objective of the ongoing training programme Wayamo Foundation
is to build capacity to address the most serious Farah Mahmood, Project Officer,
and complex crimes under Nigerian criminal law International Nuremberg Principles
(international, transnational and terrorism-related Academy
crimes), including those crimes that potentially fall
Dapo Akande, Professor of Public
under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal
International Law, University
Court (ICC).
of Oxford, on behalf of the
This June workshop is the first training session for
Africa Group for Justice and
military investigators and prosecutors. The Chief of Accountability
Army Staff has kindly agreed to send 20 investigators General Yusuf Shalangwa,
and prosecutors to the workshop from 28 30 June in Director Legal Services Nigerian
Lagos. Army, Abuja

With the financial support of the Ford Foundation


JUNE 28

TRAINING PROGRAMME DAY 1, JUNE 28TH

10:00 - 11:30 Introduction to International


Criminal Law and the Geneva
Conventions: Crimes against
Humanity and War Crimes
Dapo Akande, Professor of Public
International Law, University of
Oxford

11:30 -11:45 Coffee break

11:45 - 12:45 Command responsibility and


superior orders

Charles Garraway, Fellow


Human Rights Centre, University
of Essex, Retired Colonel, United
Kingdom Army Legal Services

12:45 -14:00 Lunch break

14:00 - 15:30 The ICC in Nigeria Status of the activities of the Office of the Prosecutor
and admissibility requirements
Presentation of the eightpotential casesidentified by the Office of the Prosecutor

Claus Molitor, Situation Analyst, Office of the Prosecutor, ICC

15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 - 17:00 Complementarity regime at the ICC - Legal requirements and practical
examples including the UK, Kenya and Libya
Andrew Cayley CMG QC, Director of Service Prosecutions, Service Prosecuting
Authority, Ministry of Defence, UK
Rodney Dixon QC, Barrister, Temple Garden Chambers, London

With the financial support of the Ford Foundation


JUNE 29

TRAINING PROGRAMME DAY 2, JUNE 29TH

9:00 - 10:30 Military justice system and military rules of evidence


Andrew Cayley CMG QC, Director of Service Prosecutions, Service Prosecuting
Authority, Ministry of Defence, UK
Charles Garraway, Fellow Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, Retired Colonel,
United Kingdom Army Legal Services
Rodney Dixon QC, Barrister, Temple Garden Chambers, London

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 12:30 Respecting human rights: overview of the report of the Special Board of
Inquiry to investigate allegations of human rights violations by the Nigerian
Army
Olawale Fapohunda, Former Attorney General of Ekiti State and Chair, Nigerian
Military Human Rights Dialogue

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 - 15:00 Investigating and prosecuting leadership cases


Fergal Gaynor, Team Leader and Senior Counsel, Commission for International Justice
and Accountability

Identifying evidence relevant to international crimes investigations


and prosecutions;
Proving the crime base;

Proving the linkage: contemporaneous documentary evidence;


intercepts; insiders; internationals;

Expert evidence on ballistics and explosives in cases concerning


sniping and indiscriminate shelling;

Ensuring due process: rights of suspects, accused and victims.

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break

15:15 16:45 National investigations and prosecutions for war crimes and crimes against
humanity - practical examples including UK, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda
and Rwanda
Andrew Cayley CMG QC, Director of Service Prosecutions, Service Prosecuting
Authority, Ministry of Defence, UK
Rodney Dixon QC, Barrister, Temple Garden Chambers, London

With the financial support of the Ford Foundation


JUNE 30

TRAINING PROGRAMME DAY 3, JUNE 30TH 1) Case scenario


Charles Garraway, Fellow Human Rights Centre,
1 Case scenario University of Essex, Retired Colonel, United Kingdom
Army Legal Services

Drilling Down on Domestic


2
Prosecutions
2) Drilling Down on Domestic Prosecutions
Andrew Cayley CMG QC, Director of Service
3 Putting theory into practice
Prosecutions, Service Prosecuting Authority, Ministry
of Defence, UK
Charles Garraway, Fellow Human Rights Centre,
University of Essex, Retired Colonel, United Kingdom
Army Legal Services
Fergal Gaynor, Team Leader and Senior Counsel,
Commission for International Justice and
Accountability

3) Putting theory into practice


Andrew Cayley CMG QC, Director of Service
Prosecutions, Service Prosecuting Authority, Ministry
of Defence, UK
Fergal Gaynor, Team Leader and Senior Counsel,
Commission for International Justice and
Accountability

Exercise Trial Advocacy, examination in


chief and re-examination

Exercise Cross-examination

Final session
Bettina Ambach, Director, Wayamo Foundation,
Berlin
Lessons learnt, needs assessment and
- CONTACT -
formulation of priority list of future
trainings
Bettina Ambach, Director, Wayamo Foundation Closing remarks
BETTINA.AMBACH@WAYAMO.COM

Farah Mahmood, Project Officer and Assistant Researcher,


International Nuremberg Principles Academy
FARAH.MAHMOOD@STADT.NUERNBERG.DE

With the financial support of the Ford Foundation