Despite many hurdles, Africa has made slow but steady progress in dealing with atrocity crimes. As the COVID-19 pandemic absorbs government attention, these steps will falter, increasing the risk of serious crimes and gross human rights violations.
Speakers at this seminar will consider how civil society across Africa can respond. The task of keeping the African Union’s Transitional Justice Policy Framework alive will also be covered. In conflict affected countries like the Central African Republic, specific actions to restore work on atrocity crimes, both government and civil society, will be discussed.
Chair: Allan Ngari, Senior Researcher, ISS
Carine Kaneza Nantulya, Africa Advocacy Director, Africa Division, Human Rights Watch
Andrew Songa, Delegate to the Africa Union, International Federation for Human Rights
Anjli Parrin, Associate Director, Project on War Crimes and Mass Graves, Human Rights Institute and Clinic, Columbia University