EVENT: ReportingKenya Public Debate
February 20th, 2013 | Kris Kotarski
The Institute for War and Peace Reporting and the Wayamo Communication Foundation have come together to host a public debate at Strathmore University Auditorium, Phase 2, Madaraka, Nairobi West on Wednesday, 20 February 2013.
The debate, entitled Elections, Impunity and Accountability, begins at 10.00 and is open to the public. Speakers include Prosecutor Serge Brammertz from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, and Prosecutor General of Rwanda Martin Ngoga.
The interactive debate provides a range of international perspectives on issues surrounding the elections in Kenya: generalised and persistent impunity; international and local mechanisms for dealing with such impunity and the phenomenon of hate or dangerous speech.
- Welcoming remarks by Dr Luis Franceschi, Dean of Strathmore Law School
Opening remarks by:
- Sam Kobia, Commissioner, Judicial Service Commission, Kenya
- Hon. Justice Mohamed Warsame, Judge of the Court of Appeal
- Her Excellency the German Ambassador Margit Hellwig-Bötte
“International Criminal Tribunals and their contribution to national efforts to bring perpetrators of atrocity crimes to justice”
- Serge Brammertz, Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, The Hague
“Rwanda’s approach to fight impunity. How to deal with hate speech crimes”
- Martin Ngoga, Prosecutor General of Rwanda
“Promoting the rule of law: Role of international criminal justice and national legal systems in the fight against impunity”
- Akbar Khan, former Director, Legal and Constitutional Affairs Division, Commonwealth Secretariat and Member of the World Economic Forum Global Council on the Rule of Law