Arusha November 2018 - International justice symposium
The investigation and prosecution of complex, transnational and international crimes continues to be regularly
undermined by parochial political interests and a narrow focus on crimes and perpetrators within national borders.

What can be done to overcome myopic interests and insular approaches in order to further accountability for international and transnational organised crime? To address this question, the Wayamo Foundation and Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) hosted a one-day symposium in Arusha, Tanzania.

The symposium, entitled “Beyond Narrow Interests – Justice and Accountability in East Africa”, was held on 27 November at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel. Invited speakers identified ways to shift accountability efforts away from narrow political interests and approaches to accountability.

Within the framework of its “Fighting Impunity in East Africa” project, an initiative funded by the German Foreign Ministry, Wayamo organises judges retreats, workshops for investigators and prosecutors in international criminal justice and transnational organised crime, as well as public outreach activities.
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