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:

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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Election Postponement in Senegal and Its Implications for Political Stability in the Subregion

Preamble The declaration by the Constitutional Council of Senegal, a country considered to be one of the stable democracies in Africa, that the postponement of the presidential election by President Macky Sall was illegal reflects how political processes have been impugned on the continent. According to reports, the president had issued a decree to postpone …

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Maxwell Boamah Amofa

Maxwell Boamah Amofa is a dedicated and experienced legal and political professional with  profound passion for international relations, law, peace studies, human rights, and conflict  resolution. His interest is in the Law of Armed Conflicts particularly how to strategically employ International humanitarian law and human rights principles to mitigate armed  hostilities, particularly in the volatile …

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Transitional Justice and the Transformation of the Multilateral System

WATJCentre Distinguished Personality Lecture Series Speaker: Prof Tim Murithi, Peacebuilding Interventions, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, South Africa Moderator: Madhuvanti Gia Mukherjee, Research Officer, The West African Transitional Justice Centre, Nigeria Date: April 4, 2024 Time: 3pm (GMT+1 )  Platform: Zoom Registration Link:  https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcufu-pqzstHdax9KvP6JJYHWF_YrO12FNg Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLCO1vbgh-U