Conference Announcements (5)
Engaging with International Criminal Justice (ICJ) in Africa: Pan-African Convening on Lessons Learned in Mobilization and AdvocacyWritten by Fatoumata Bintou Sall Published in Conference Read 4483 times
This convening will review ICJ advocacy strategies by showcasing our partners’ accomplishments, identifying the challenges they face, and fine-tuning our engagements to add value to their work.
TrustAfrica’s ICJ Project supported Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) to convene a high level pan-African and lessons learned conference entitled "Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC): Lessons Learned and Synergies Ahead”.
National War Victims’ Conference in Kampala Empowers Victims and Highlights Inclusive Transitional JusticeWritten by Fatou Published in Conference Announcements
The National War Victims’ Conference in Kampala, Uganda, will take place on May 28-30, 2014 at the Imperial Royal Hotel. The objective of the conference is to strengthen victims’ participation in Transitional Justice processes, and build nationwide solidarity around victims’ rights. The conference takes place ahead of the adoption of a National Transitional Justice policy for Uganda.
The conference will convene stakeholders from all sectors of society who are engaged in transitional justice processes, including the government, civil society and development partners. It plans to unite 100 victims from all Ugandan regions and over 30 victims from other African countries. Several ministers and other members of the Ugandan government will also speak at the event. Invited guests (to be confirmed) to address the plenary include:
- H.E. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
- Video message from His Grace Archbishop Desmond Tutu,
- H.E. Mary Robinson (Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Former President of the Republic of Ireland),
- Professor Jeremy Sarkin, Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and human rights scholar,
- Justice James Ogala (Chairman of the Transitional Justice Working Group and Chairman of the Judicial Service Commission,
- And many others.
The National Victims' Conference will take place in May 2014 in Kampala, Uganda. In preparation for the national conference, AYINET is organizing a series of victim consultations in the different conflict affected regions of Uganda, beginning with this week's meeting in Lira. A schedule of the consultations is included below. Learn more about the first consultation on their Website here.
Workshop Aims to Strengthen Institutional Capacity of Civil Society Concerning Transitional Justice in MaliWritten by Fatoumata Bintou Sall Published in Conference Read 3653 times
Within the context of Malian civil society's efforts to anchor transitional justice, the Malian Coalition of Human Rights Defenders (COMADDH) is organizing a national workshop from November 6 – 8, 2013 at the Grand Hotel in Bamako.
Co-chaired by the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of National Reconciliation and Development in the Northern Regions, the workshop aims to strengthen the institutional capacity of civil society to enable a better anchoring of transitional justice with the dual objective of rebuilding the social fabric of Malian society and engaging communities in the process of comprehensive and harmonious development.
The workshop was made possible through the support of TrustAfrica and will bring together organizations from Kayes, Koulikoro, Sikasso, Segou, Mopti, Timbuktu, Gao, Kidal and the District of Bamako.
Let us work together for a Mali where the rule of law prevails, reconciled and engaged in the battle for development.