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 By: Oscar Tollast

The international criminal justice program officer at TrustAfrica hopes to start including more programs in North African countries after attending a session at Salzburg Global.

Jeanne Elone attended the session, 'Getting Transition Right: A Rights-based Approach towards Diversity & Inclusivity’ to focus on four key countries in the midst of transition in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Ms Elone, who has coordinated research on North Africa, examining the role of civil society in the political transformations that shook the region in 2011, attended and participated at the session held in co-operation with the  Arab Human Rights Fund.

Discussions centered on Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and Yemen, as participants looked at ways to improve diversity and inclusion in the region.

Ms Elone has lived in Senegal, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, France, and the United States, working on a range of issues from political parties and democratization to human rights and development finance.

In an extended Q&A with Salzburg Global, she reviews what she's been able to take away from the session, the parallels she's been able to draw with events in sub-Saharan Africa, and the extent of TrustAfrica's work in the continent.

Last modified on Thursday, 07 November 2013 08:44

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.

Recently a group of African legal experts and advocates convened in Arusha, Tanzania on October 10-11, 2013, to assess the ongoing attacks on international criminal justice and define an effective response from civil society. The meeting specifically focused on the Agenda of the Extra-Ordinary Summit of the African Union on the relationship between Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC). Organized by the International Refugee Rights Initiative, Kituo Cha Katiba and the Pan African Lawyers Union, with support from TrustAfrica, it attempted to examine the issues that are resonating the most among those engaged in justice work. These include: the role of the International Criminal Court (ICC), regional justice mechanisms, how to better represent the voices of people in the region, in addition to government voices, and other relevant topics. The meeting concluded with a list of recommendations which were submitted for the consideration of the African Union (AU), African member states, the ICC and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) (to download recommendations, see below.). TrustAfrica's International Criminal Justice program works to ensure greater collaboration and accountability among African states to transform the field of international criminal justice. For more information, please visit our page on the ICJ Project.

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