Online Seminars| By Professors of International Criminal Law

FEE: USD$9 | EURO €8 | ZAR R130

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A description of current project

The Capacity Building project is an all-year round continuous program of short-term training workshops and courses as well as virtual online courses on introduction to International Criminal Law and procedure, lasting stipulated periods, at a time, for participants from different states in Africa and the world. The programs will be conducted by top university professors of law, legal experts, scholars, jurists and respected legal academics within the realm of international criminal law.

The project entails the purchase of real property to facilitate the establishment of the first ever, permanent Centre in developing world for training in International Criminal Law. The cardinal goals being:

  • capacity building by training workshops of political and administrative leaders, investigators, private and state counsel, judiciary (judges, magistrates and other officials) so as to empower African states to own the international criminal justice process by effectively investigating and prosecuting international crimes within their national jurisdictions. This is against the background that majority of the cases and situations currently before the ICC have emanated from Africa.
  • to promote awareness and education among the key players in the role of international criminal justice system within the national jurisdiction, in collaboration with network and coalition of international civil society, to promote a stable peaceful world, promoting respect for international human rights, and the restoration of the rule of law in traumatized communities in Africa, and the world as a whole.

 

Description of the target population

Our capacity building project targets training officials in the following groups: Political and administrative leaders in government, state investigators (i.e. police officers), private lawyers, state counsel, members of the judiciary (judges, magistrates, paralegal, etc), civil society activists, etc.

Support services in form of counseling, and material support targets: victims of heinous international crimes including internally displaced persons (IDPs), widows, orphans, the youth and elderly persons, in traumatized communities in Africa, and the world in general. 

Support and counsel for the protection of potential and actual witnesses of such crimes.