You are on page 1of 2

Draft

Launch Event Programme



Fighting Impunity and Ensuring Accountability in East Africa: regional capacity building to enable
domestic systems to address international and transnational crimes

5-8 June 2017
Mount Meru Hotel - Arusha, Tanzania


Within the framework of this project, Wayamo will be providing training to investigators and prosecutors on international
criminal justice and transnational organised crime, organising public outreach activities, and building diplomatic and political
collaboration with key regional and international stakeholders. In order to develop the capacities of the regions legal and
judicial structures, Wayamo will support the establishment of a network of Directors of Public Prosecution and Heads of
Criminal Investigation Departments, for serious international crimes and transnational organised crime in East Africa.

Launch Event
- Monday 5 June: Network Meeting of Directors of Public Prosecution (DPP) and Heads of Criminal Investigation
Departments (CID);
- Tuesday 6 June: Public Symposium with opening remarks by the Acting Chief Justice of Tanzania;
- Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 June: Two-day training workshop for prosecutors and investigators.

Monday 5 June: Network Meeting of Directors of Public Prosecution and Heads of Criminal Investigation Departments

The Directors of Public Prosecution and Heads of Criminal Investigation Departments of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda
have been invited to join the network with the aim of strengthening the rule of law by ensuring effective investigation and
prosecution of complex crimes and intensifying inter-agency collaboration at the regional (East African) level.
The network will have three main functions: (1) to serve as a mechanism for exchanging knowledge, sharing policies, tools,
templates and guidelines on topics such as witness protection, witness interviewing, and arrest and extradition; (2) to
enhance the working relationship between police and prosecutors during the course of investigations; and, (3) to be an
avenue for regional and cross-border collaboration and mutual legal assistance in international and transnational criminal
cases. During the Launch Event, DPPs and CIDs will discuss a Memorandum of Understanding, setting out the key features and
main objectives of the network. The aim will be for the Directors of Public Prosecution and Heads of Criminal Investigation
Departments to agree to meet twice a year to exchange experiences and co-ordinate case work.

Tuesday 6 June: Public Symposium
The goal of the Public Symposium is to explore the current state of international criminal justice, its links with transnational
organised crime in East Africa and the development of possible networks to enhance judicial co-operation and exchange of
information. The Symposium will be followed by a special media component, during which journalists will be able to further
develop their reporting skills, and interview the guest speakers. By engaging with civil society organisations and the media,
the Wayamo Foundation seeks to empower citizens and raise awareness of the importance of the rule of law and
accountability.

With the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office. 1


Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 June: Training of prosecutors and investigators

Investigators and prosecutors from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda will receive training on the investigation and
prosecution of international and transnational crimes (with special sessions on cyber crime, financial crimes, including the
Anti-money laundering task force and asset recovery). The aim is to improve local competency to address core international
crimes and transnational organised crime domestically. This model has been purpose-designed to put the complementarity
principle into practice, while at the same time fostering synergies between the international criminal justice community and
national legal actors.

Topics to be addressed
Tuesday 6 June: Public Symposium
- Opening remarks by the Acting Chief Justice of Tanzania
- Topic 1: Is International Criminal Law of Importance in East Africa?
- Topic 2: Crime beyond borders tackling transnational organised crime
- Topic 3: The potential and promise of linking the investigation and prosecution of transnational organised crime
with international crimes

Resource persons: speakers and trainers


Resource persons invited include:
- Abbah Sambo Usman, Cyber Team One Leader, Cybercrimes Section, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,
Abuja, Nigeria
- Adewale E. Iyanda, Office of the Legal Counsel, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa
- Anton Steynberg, Senior Trial Lawyer, Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
- Brenda Hollis, Prosecutor, Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone
- Candice Welsch, Chief, Implementation Support Section, Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, United Nations Office
on Drugs and Crime
- Cristina Ribeiro, Investigations Coordinator, Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
- Emmanuelle Marchand, Legal Counsel, Civitas Maxima
- Justice Buwaneka Aluwihare, Supreme Court Sri Lanka
- Mohamed Chande Othman, former Chief Justice of Tanzania, AGJA member
- Pierre St. Hilaire, Special Representative of INTERPOL to the European Union
- Principal Judge of the High Court, Tanzania
- Shirani de Fontgalland, International Law Expert and former Prosecutor

- African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights
- African Union Advisory Board on Corruption (AUABC)
- East Africa Community (EAC)
- International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
- Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Pretoria
- Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU)

Additional resource persons will be invited in due course.

Contacts
Bettina Ambach, Director, Wayamo Foundation, bettina.ambach@wayamo.com
Elise Carreau, Project Manager, Wayamo Foundation, elise.carreau@wayamo.com
Wayamo Foundation - Rietzestrasse 21, 10409 Berlin (Germany) - Tel. +49 30 92145545

With the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office. 2