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JULY 7

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMME

CHANGING THE NARRATIVE:


FROM WITHDRAWAL TO CONSTRUCTIVE ENGAGEMENT

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMME,


7-8 JULY 2017 - DAKAR, SENEGAL
DAY 1 (JULY 7)
Bringing together key stakeholders, renowned
experts, and leading practitioners, the Wayamo
Foundation and the Africa Group for Justice
and Accountability (AGJA) are convening a
public symposium in Dakar, Senegal, from 7-8 9:00 - 9:30 Opening remarks
July, entitled Changing the Narrative - From Bettina Ambach, Director, Wayamo
Withdrawal to Constructive Engagement. Foundation
Hassan Bubacar Jallow, Chief Justice
The symposium will cover the current state of of The Gambia, Former Prosecutor at
affairs in the relationship between African states
the International Criminal Tribunal for
and the International Criminal Court, possible
Rwanda and International Residual
reforms to improve the ICC, the re-emergence of
Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals and
hybrid mechanisms to prosecute international
Chair of the AGJA
crimes, regional efforts to combat impunity, the
coming into force of the crime of aggression, Aminata Tour, Special Envoy of the
the relationship between conflict resolution and President and former Prime Minister
justice, and other pressing topics. of Senegal

With the financial support of the Ford Foundation


JULY 7

9:30 - 11:00
PANEL 1 MODERATOR:

Moving the Ball Forward From Mark Kersten, Munk School of Global A airs,
Withdrawal to Constructive University of Toronto; Research Director,
engagement Wayamo Foundation

SPEAKERS:
Addressing root causes: Representative of the African Union
The ICC-UN Security Council relationship
Bill Pace, Convenor, Coalition for the ICC
The question of Head of State Immunity
(CICC), New York
Questions of selective justice,
Francis Dako, International Justice
Prosecutorial Discretion: Case Consultant, Human Rights Watch, Benin
selection and case prioritization
Richard Goldstone, Former Chief Prosecutor
strategies
of the United Nations International Criminal
AU-ICC engagement - challenges and Tribunal for Rwanda and the former
opportunities: Human Rights as a non- Yugoslavia and AGJA member
negotiable principle
Tiyanjana Maluwa, H. Laddie Montague
The Rome Statute and regional courts Chair in Law, Pennsylvania State University
School of Law and AGJA member

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 13:00
PANEL 2 MODERATOR:

Change from Within Building a Angela Mudukuti, International Criminal Justice


Better ICC Lawyer, Wayamo Foundation

SPEAKERS:
Performance indicators for
international(ised) criminal courts Didier Preira, Former Deputy Registrar at
- increase in the institutions legitimacy the International Criminal Court
or just a means for budgetary control? Navi Pillay, Former UN High Commissioner
Articles 119, 121 and working groups for Human Rights and AGJA member
on amendments Philipp Ambach, Chief of theVictims
New prosecutorial strategies, Participationand Reparations Section in the
new forms of communication and Registry of the International Criminal Court
outreach (ICC)
Progress and obstacles in the Sofia Candeias, United Nations Team of
investigation and prosecution of Experts on the Rule of Law/Sexual Violence
sexual violence crimes in Conflict
Stephen Lamony, Senior Advocate for Africa
with Amnesty International, New York

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break

With the financial support of the Ford Foundation


JULY 7

14:00 - 15:30
PANEL 3 MODERATOR:

Complementarity: a holistic Patryk Labuda, Ph.D. Candidatein International


approach to international Law at the Graduate Institute of International
criminal justice and Development Studies, Geneva Academy of
International Humanitarian Law and Human
Rights, Wayamo Foundation

National capacity to tackle core


SPEAKERS:
international crimes
Catherine Samba-Panza, Former
Hybrid Courts and Tribunals
Transitional President of the Central African
Alternative accountability Republic and AGJA member
mechanisms:The
Elena Baylis, Associate Professor at the
International, Impartial and
IndependentMechanismon University of Pittsburgh School of Law
international crimes committed Kirsten Ainley, Department of International
in theSyrianArab Republic Relations, London School of Economics
Stephen Rapp, formerUnited States
Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes
Issuesin theOffice of Global Criminal Justice

15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break

The Road Ahead The activation of ICC


15:45 - 17:00
jurisdiction over the crime of aggression

A CONVERSATION WITH:

Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, Permanent


Representative of Liechtenstein to theUnited
Nations

Defining Aggression- Could the Use of Force


for Atrocity Prevention be considered a Crime
of Aggression?
Who will be subject to ICC jurisdiction on
aggression?
Has the crime of aggression resonated on the
African continent?
Regional commitments in Africa to preventing
aggression

With the financial support of the Ford Foundation


JULY 8

9:00 - 10:30
PANEL 4
Filling the Gaps International Criminal Justice Beyond the ICC

Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal


Special Criminal Court in the Central African Republic
Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutors Office

MODERATOR: Mohamed Othman Chande, Former Chief Justice of Tanzania and AGJA member
SPEAKERS:

Alfred Kwende, Former Chief of investigations, UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Fidelma Donlon, Registrar of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers
Gberdao Gustave Kam, Former President of the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal
Mback Fall, Former Prosecutor of the Extraordinary African Chambers
Toussaint Muntazini, Special Prosecutor of the Special Crimes Court in Bangui, Central African
Republic

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30
PANEL 5
Peace and Justice Finding a Balance

Interests of Peace, of Victims andof Justice


Justice in its multifaceted forms: the need for victim engagement

MODERATOR: Fatiha Serour, Director of Serour Associates for Inclusion and Equity and AGJA Member
SPEAKERS:

Allan Ngari, Senior Researcher, Transnational Threats and International Crime Division,
Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria
Christopher Mahony, Research Fellow at the Centre for International Law Research and Policy
Femi Falana, Human rights activist and lawyer, Nigeria and AGJA member
Mark Kersten, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto; Research Director,
Wayamo Foundation
Ato Kwamena Onoma, Head of Research Program, Council for the Development of Social
Science Research in Africa (Codesria), Dakar

12:30 - 13:00 AGJAs Closing Remarks

13:00 Lunch

With the financial support of the Ford Foundation