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2 november 2017


Strengthening justice
and accountability in Nigeria
Capacity building for military and civil prosecutors
to address the most serious crimes under Nigerian criminal law

Photography: Harry Purwanto

2 - 4 november 2017, Thursday 2 November 2017

Nordic Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria
9:00 - 9:30 Opening remarks
The Wayamo Foundation, Africa Group for Justice
Bettina Ambach, Director, Wayamo
and Accountability (AGJA) and International
Nuremberg Principles Academy have held three Farah Mahmood, Project Officer,
capacity-building workshops on Strengthening International Nuremberg Principles
Justice and Accountability in Nigeria in December Academy
2016, March 2017, and June 2017. This November Muhammed Umar, Director of Public
training is the fourth instalment and combines Prosecutions for the Federation,
training for military and civil investigators Federal Ministry of Justice, Abuja
and prosecutors. General Yusuf Shalangwa, Director
Legal Services Nigerian Army, Abuja
The objective of the ongoing training programme
is to build capacity to address the most
serious and complex crimes under Nigerian 9:30 - 11:00 Organising an Investigative
criminal law (international, transnational and Office for the Investigation of
terrorism-related crimes), including those crimes International Crimes
that potentially fall under the jurisdiction of the Akingbolahan Adeniran, Rule of Law
International Criminal Court (ICC). Advisor, Office of the Vice-President of
the Federal Republic of Nigeria

With the financial support of the Ford Foundation

2 november 2017

Thursday 2 November 2017

11:00 - 11:30 Break

11:30 - 13:00 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 Nigerian Coalition for the International Criminal Court
(NCICC), National Coordinator of Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) and Chair
of Human Rights Agenda Network (HRAN)

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 Military Justice and its Challenges: Command Responsibility and Superior
Charles Garraway, Fellow Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, Retired Colonel,
United Kingdom Army Legal Services

15:00 - 15:15 Break

15:15 - 16:30 Practical Exercise

Charles Garraway

With the financial support of the Ford Foundation

3 november 2017

Friday 3 November 2017

9:00 - 9:30 Complementarity Prosecuting International Crimes in a Domestic

Angela Mudukuti, International Criminal Justice Lawyer, Wayamo Foundation

9:30 - 10:30 Status Update of OTPs Preliminary Examination in Nigeria

Claus Molitor, Situation Analyst, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

10:30 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:30 Modes of Liability: an International Perspective

Adejok Babington-Ashaye, International Law Specialist

Modes of Liability in Nigerian Law

Segun Jegede, Special Prosecutor Federal Republic of Nigeria and former
Prosecutor at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:00 Practical Exercise-Case Scenario

Segun Jegede
Adejok Babington-Ashaye

15:00 - 15:15 Break

15:15 - 16:30 Understanding the Rights of the Accused before Civil and Military Courts
Charles Adeogun-Phillips, Litigation Practitioner and Former Lead International Prosecutor

With the financial support of the Ford Foundation

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4 november 2017

Saturday 4 November 2017

9:00 - 10:30 Presidential Investigation Panel to Review Compliance of Armed Forces

with Human Rights Obligations and Rules of Engagement
Olawale Fapohunda, Former Attorney General of Ekiti State and member of the
Presidential Investigation Panel to Review Compliance of the Armed Forces with Human
Rights Obligations and Rules of Engagement

10:30 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 11:15 Cooperation between Judicial Mechanisms and Civil Society Actors in the
Prosecution of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence
Farah Mahmood, Project Officer, International Nuremberg Principles Academy

11:15 - 12:45 Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Conflict
Sofia Candeias, UN Team of Experts on the Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict

12:45 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 Advantages and shortcomings of civil versus military jurisdictions,

and national versus international jurisdictions in the prosecution of
international crimes
Group discussions

15:00 - 15:15 Break

contact information
15:15 - 16:30 Drafting Recommendations and
Guidelines for the Successful
Prosecution/Investigation of Bettina Ambach, Director, Wayamo
Complex Crimes Foundation
Group work bettina.ambach@wayamo.com

Farah Mahmood, Project Officer and Assistant

16:30 Closing Session Researcher, International Nuremberg
Principles Academy
Bettina Ambach farah.mahmood@stadt.nuernberg.de

With the financial support of the Ford Foundation