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South Africa’s Elections and the Evolution of the People’s Choice

Preamble The recent regime change in South Africa, a country which practices constitutional democracy across the national, provincial and local tiers of government (each with its own executive and legislative arm; alongside and independent judiciary), generated a lot of interests based on the perceived need for a political change; which some commentators consider as necessary …

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African Union and Transitional Justice: Healing the Past and Restoring Human Dignity

Book: African Union and Transitional Justice: Healing the Past and Restoring Human Dignity Editor: Prof. Tim Murithi, Head, Peacebuilding Interventions, Institute for Justice & Reconciliation, Cape Town, South Africa Discussant: Munini Mutuku, Principal Programme Officer, National Cohesion & Integration Commission, Nairobi, Kenya Discussant: Shingirai Mtero, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden Discussant: Patrick Hajayandi, Senior Project Leader, Peacebuilding Interventions Programme, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Cape …

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) and Africa: Navigating Perceptions of Disproportionate Focus.

by Maxwell Boamah Amofa Preamble The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established in 2002 to adjudicate egregious crimes including war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. Despite its successes, the ICC has extensively been criticised as serving western interests particularly due to its actions and inactions that seem to disproportionately target non-western leaders, especially Africans. …

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Crimes Against Humanity Treaty Efforts at the United Nations: The Journey So Far

WATJCentre Distinguished Personality Lecture Series Speaker: Kelly Adams, Legal Advisor, Global Justice Centre, USA Moderator: Iwalewa Olorunyomi, Research Officer, The West African Transitional Justice Centre, Nigeria Date: July 11, 2024 Time: 3pm (GMT+1 )  Platform: Zoom Registration Link: https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlcuCsrjsqH9N7KEBUFwDPIJnhF7eza-M5 Video Link: 

Kelly Adams

Kelly Adams is a Legal Advisor at the Global Justice Center, where she focuses on sexual and gender-based violence in crimes against humanity. She holds a J.D. from the Washington University School of Law, with certificates in International and Comparative Law and Public Interest Law, and a M.P.S. in Intelligence from Georgetown University. Her writing …

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BALANCING RIGHTS IN THE ERA OF WAR ON TERRORISM WITHIN THE HUMANITARIAN CHALLENGES OF THE WAR IN GAZA

by Maxwell Boamah AMOFA 1.1.        Introduction The United Nations, in adoption of its Resolution 2178 (2014) admitted that, “terrorism threat has become more diffuse, with an increase in various regions of the world’s adoption of terrorist acts including those motivated by intolerance or extremism, and expressing its determination to combat this threat.”[1] However, it is …

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LGBTQ+ Rights and Challenges in Ghana

by Maxwell Boamah Amofa Introduction: Ghana, a country with a rich cultural heritage and diverse population, has been grappling with issues surrounding LGBTQ+ rights and acceptance. In recent years, debates and discussions have intensified, bringing to the forefront the complexities of the LGBTQ+ situation in the country. Historical /cultural Context: Ghana, like many African nations, …

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Customary Justice in South Sudan; Toward Victim-Centered Change; & Diverse Pathways to People-Centred Justice

Reports: Customary Justice in South Sudan; Toward Victim-Centered Change; & Diverse Pathways to People-Centred Justice Presenter: Agatha Ndonga, Head of Program – outh Sudan, International Centre for Transitional Justice. Discussant: Michael James Warren, Customary and Informal Justice Advisor, International Development Law Organization Discussant: Roger Duthie, Senior Expert – Research, International Centre for Transitional Justice Video link: https://youtu.be/rVT0pOkM9i8?si=Uy0P3qMQfliBX-jr

Iwalewa Olorunyomi

Iwalewa Olorunyomi is a multi-diverse scholar, researcher, and editor who is particularly fascinated by the intersections of spaces, narrative, cultural studies, and futures. This fascination has led her to explore the multidimensional identities and spatial practices of African and African diasporic communities in her research. She holds a B.A. in English Language from the University …

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President Vladimir Putin’s re-election and its implications for Africa

by Maxwell Boamah Amofa Introduction President Vladimir Putin’s re-election is a crucial juncture in global geopolitics with serious implications for Africa. With Africa comprising 54 diverse states, each state maintains its unique relationship with the Russian Federation. While countries like Ghana often associate their alliances with the United States and Western Europe, countries such as …

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