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7 AUGUST

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMME

JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE A FOUNDATION


FOR COMBATTING INTERNATIONAL AND
TRANSNATIONAL CRIMES

7 AUGUST 2017 - ARUSHA, TANZANIA


Bringing together key stakeholders, renownedexperts and leading practitioners,
the WayamoFoundation,Africa Group for Justiceand Accountabilityand American
BarAssociationare convening apublic symposium in Arusha, Tanzania on 7 August, entitled
Judicial Independence - a Foundation forCombatting International andTransnational Crimes.

Within the framework of itsFighting Impunity in East Africa project, which is funded by
the German Foreign Ministry, Wayamo will be organising judgeretreats, workshops for
investigatorsandprosecutors in international criminaljustice and transnational organised
crime, and public outreachactivities. Wayamo will also be seeking to builddiplomatic and
political collaboration with keyregional and international stakeholders.

The Symposium topics will coverjudicial independence and ethics in the fight against
international andtransnational organised crime,explore therelationship between domestic,
regional and international courts incombatting serious crimes, andanalyse the role of the
judiciary inaddressinghuman trafficking and cyber crime.

With the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office.


7 AUGUST

9:00 - 9:30 Opening Remarks


Bettina Ambach, Director of the Wayamo Foundation
Paulette Brown, Immediate Past President of the ABA and Chair of the ABA ROLI
Africa Council
Justice Ibrahim H. Juma, Acting Chief Justice, Judiciary of Tanzania
Justice Mohamed Chande Othman, former Chief Justice of Tanzania and member of
the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability

9:30 10:15 Conversation on Justice and the Rule of Law


Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice, US Supreme Court in conversation with
Judge M. Margaret McKeown, United States Court of Appeals and Chair of the ABA
ROLI Board

10:15 - 11:00 GUEST SPEAKERS

International Criminal Justice


Navi Pillay, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Africa Group
for Justice and Accountability member
Judicial independence at the ICC safeguards and challenges
Bertram Schmitt, Judge at the International Criminal Court, The Hague

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

With the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office.


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11:30 - 12:45 PANEL 1 Judicial independence and ethics in the fight against
international and transnational crime

MODERATOR: Judge M. Margaret McKeown, United States Court of Appeals and Chair
of the ABA ROLI Board

SPEAKERS:

Justice Ibrahim H. Juma, Acting Chief Justice, Judiciary of Tanzania


Justice Steven B.K Kavuma, Deputy Chief Justice, Judiciary of Uganda
Justice AimMuyoboke Karimunda, Judge of the Supreme Court of Rwanda
Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice, US Supreme Court

12:45 13:45 Lunch

13:45 15:00 PANEL 2 Role of the judiciary in addressing transnational organized


crime a case study: Human trafficking and cyber crime

MODERATOR: Mark Kersten, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto,


Deputy Director, Wayamo Foundation

SPEAKERS:

Judge Virginia Kendall, United States District Court for the Northern District
of Illinois

Abdul Chukkol, Head of Cybercrimes Section, Economic and Financial Crimes


Commission, Abuja, Nigeria

Aime Comrie, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, GLO.ACT, Human
Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section, United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime,
Vienna, Austria

Emilia Siwingwa, Independent Legal Adviser and member of the ABA ROLI
Africa Council

15:00- 15:15 Coffee break

With the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office.


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15:15 16:30 PANEL 3 Relationship between domestic, regional and international


courts in combatting serious crimes

MODERATOR: Bettina Ambach, Director, Wayamo Foundation Foundation

SPEAKERS:

Justice Emmanuel Ugirashebuja, President, East African Court of Justice

Amb. Stephen Rapp, Distinguished Fellow at The Hague Institute for Global Justice,
former Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, Office of Global Criminal
Justice, Department of State, United States of America

Olufemi Elias, Assistant Secretary-General and Registrar, UN Mechanism for


International Criminal Tribunals

Selemani Kinyunyu, African Governance Architecture (AGA) Focal Point at the


African Court on Human and Peoples Rights

16:30 Closing remarks

CONTACT US

Bettina Ambach
Director, Wayamo Foundation
BETTINA.AMBACH@WAYAMO.COM

Find out more about the Wayamo


Foundation and the Africa Group on Justice
and Accountability at:
WWW.WAYAMO.COM
WWW.THEAFRICAGROUP.ORG

Amanda Rawls
Africa Director, American Bar Association
Rule of Law Initiative
AMANDA.RAWLS@AMERICANBAR.ORG

Find out more about the Rule of Law


Initiative of the American Bar Association at:
WWW.ABAROL.ORG

With the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office.