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Austrian Gov't supports training of Court of Appeal & Supreme Court Justices

The Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) in conjunction with the Institute for International Criminal Investigations(IICI), Public International Law and Policy Group(PILPG) and Judicial Studies Institute(JSI)

with funding from the Austrian Government is organizing training of justices of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in transitional justice to prepare the two courts for hearing appeals that may arise from the International Criminal Division of the HIgh Court, which is scheduled to try perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity arising out of the conflict in Northern Uganda.

The training will focus on delineating the relevant areas of international law and distinguishing between commonly used concepts, international war-crimes law, the relationship between commonly used concepts, international war-crimes law, the relationship between International Criminal law and relevant Ugandan law, amnesties and relationship between Ugandan and international law.

The training will take place on the 20-21 of June 2011 at Protea Hotel, Kampala, and will be conducted by serving and retired international judges and distinguished international and local scholars on transitional justice.

JLOS will provide additional information on the programme for the training in due course.

For details contact the JLOS secretariat by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and pgadenya[at]jlos.go.ug or by telephone on 0414-23355