National War Victims’ Conference in Kampala Empowers Victims and Highlights Inclusive Transitional JusticeWritten by Fatou Published in Conference Read 7742 times
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.
TrustAfrica, Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) and Third World Network- Africa, with financial support from Ford Foundation, held a two-day Consultative Roundtable on ‘Mending the Leakages: Africa’s Battle against Illicit Financial Flows,’ at Sheraton Hotel Abuja, Nigeria from 25-26 March, 2014. The primary objective of the roundtable was to expand and deepen knowledge on the issue of illicit financial flows and their role in inhibiting Africa’s growth.