Advance Training on the Prosecution of International Crimes
Strathmore Institute on Advanced Studies in International Criminal Justice (SIASIC), an institute under Strathmore Law School, hosted a one week intensive training on the Prosecution of Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV).
Various prosecutors from Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan participated in a rigorous engaging discussion focusing on Effective Approaches to Sexual Violence Crimes; with well-known and experienced prosecutors from International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), including the Chief Prosecutor of the ICTY Dr. Serge Brammertz and Principal Legal Counsel Ms. Michelle Javis.
The training, sponsored by the International Nuremburg Principles Academy, aimed at equipping the prosecutors and criminal law practitioners with advance instructions relating to the investigation, evidentiary, legal and practical issues commonly featuring international criminal law cases; addressing sexual violence crimes.
The training involved a lot of interactive sessions that fostered active participation and sought to develop the trainees practical oral and written advocacy skills. The simulations that were carried out, following the creation of a fictitious armed conflict case study that was specially designed for the training, enabled the trainees to practically apply what was discussed in the interactive sessions.
In the end, trainees were awarded a certificate of successfully participating in the training by Ambassador Bernd Borchardt, the former Director of the International Nuremburg Principles Academy, who is currently the head of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Albania.
SIASIC host a number of trainings every year surrounding the theme on criminal justice.