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Capacity Building Workshop

STRENGTHENING JUSTICE AND


ACCOUNTABILITY IN NIGERIA
CAPACITY BUILDING FOR PROSECUTORS TO ADDRESS THE MOST SERIOUS
AND COMPLEX CRIMES UNDER NIGERIAN CRIMINAL LAW

7 - 9 DECEMBER 2016
ABUJA, NIGERIA
With the nancial support of:

AFRI CA GROUP F OR J USTIC E AND ACC OUNTA B IL ITY

WEDNESDAY, 7 DECEMBER 2016


9:00

Opening remarks
Bettina Ambach Director, Wayamo Foundation, Berlin
Dapo Akande Professor of Public International Law, University of Oxford, member of the Africa Group for
Justice and Accountability
Femi Falana Human rights activist and lawyer, member of the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability
Akingbolahan Adeniran Rule of Law Advisor, Ofce of the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of
Nigeria, State House, Abuja, Nigeria
Muhammed Umar Director of Public Prosecutions for the Federation, Federal Ministry of Justice, Abuja

09:30 10:00

The ICC in Nigeria Status of the activities of the Office of the Prosecutor and admissibility
requirements
Claus Molitor Situation Analyst, Ofce of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

10:00 10:30
Coffee break

10:30 12:00

Introduction to International Criminal Law Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes
Dapo Akande Professor of Public International Law, University of Oxford

12:00 12:30

Core international crimes and modes of liability


Alex Whiting Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School

12:30 13:30
Lunch

13:30 15:00

Synergies between offences under the Nigerian Criminal/Penal Code and those under the Rome
Statute a comparative analysis
Ade Omofade Independent Rule of Law & Human Rights Consultant, with a comprehensive background as an ICC prosecutor, defence lawyer, United Nations Rule of Law Programme manager, Abuja

15:00 15:15
Coffee break

15:15 16:45

Presentation of the eight potential cases identified by the Office of the Prosecutor
Claus Molitor Situation Analyst, Ofce of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

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P ROG RAMME
THURSDAY, 8 DECEMBER 2016
Drilling down on domestic prosecutions
9:00 10:30

Case Preparation: methods and tools for dealing with complex evidence and case backlogs
- Analysis of investigation materials
- Dealing with backlogs of open case files or detainees in a responsible and rule of law approach
- Case analysis: Charges, evidence analysis, matrixes for evaluation of probity, inculpatory and
exculpatory evidence, reliability, etc.
Emilie Hunter Deputy Director, Case Matrix Network, Centre for International Law Research and Policy,
Lisbon

10:30 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 12:30

Relationship between the Investigators and Prosecutors


Drafting the indictment
Witness preparation, support and protection during the prosecution phase
Alex Whiting Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School

12:30 13:30
Lunch

13:30 15:00

Rights of suspects/accused persons during the investigative/trial process


- Access to justice and legal representation
- Detention and bail
- The decision to prosecute (whether in the interests of justice)
Ade Omofade Independent Rule of Law & Human Rights Consultant

15:00 15:15
Coffee break

15:15 16:45

Avoiding delay A Judges perspective


Justice Ishaq Bello Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

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PROG RA MME
FRIDAY, 9 DECEMBER 2016
Putting theory into practice
Adejok Babington Ashaye International Law Specialist, Senior Counsel, World Bank Administrative
Tribunal, Washington
Emilie Hunter Deputy Director, Case Matrix Network, Centre for International Law Research and Policy,
Lisbon
Ade Omofade Independent Rule of Law & Human Rights Consultant
Alex Whiting Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School

9:00 - 10:30

Exercise: Case preparation

10:30 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 12:30

Exercise: Drafting charges

12:30 13:30
Lunch

13:30 15:00

Exercise: Checklist for preparing complex cases

15:00 15:15
Coffee break

15:15 16:45

Lessons learnt, needs assessment and formulation of priority list of future trainings

16:45

Closing Remarks

CONTACT

BETTINA AMBACH
Director, Wayamo Foundation
Prinzregentenstr.82, 10717 Berlin, Germany
Tel. +49 30 81032821
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