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Press Statement: Consultation meeting on Emerging Trends on Complementarity

Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) Africa Legal Aid (AFLA)

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

From 4-5 July, Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) in cooperation with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, will convene a meeting on 'Emerging Trends on Complementarity: Consultation with Stakeholders from Central and Eastern Africa'. The meeting will build on AFLA’s initiatives on Complementarity, making the case that justice done at home, or close to home, offers better assurance of efficiency and legitimacy.

Participants will attend from Central and Eastern African countries, including Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda. Participants include members of the judiciary, prosecutors, officials of justice ministries and attorney's general departments, civil societies and legal fraternities, intergovernmental organizations and diplomatic spheres.

Notable participants include Honourable William Byaruhanga, Attorney General of Uganda; H.E. Judge Kimberly Prost of the International Criminal Court; Honourable Martin Ngoga, Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly; and Tolmo Alain, Special Prosecutor of the Special Criminal Court for the Central African Republic.

The themes of the meeting include: Creating Political Will in the Pursuit of International Justice; The Victim in Focus; The Special Criminal Court in the Central African Republic and the Proposed Hybrid Court for South Sudan; and Building Legislative, Investigative, Prosecutorial, and Judicial Capacity in Uganda. The meeting will conclude with a Panel discussion on the Bemba Acquittal, and what it means for International Criminal Justice.

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