The Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) held a two day training workshop for African National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) on International Justice Complementarity (IJC) for serious human rights violations, from 28th – 29th March, 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The aim of the workshop was to enhance the capacity of African NHRIs in promoting International Justice Complementarity (IJC) for serious human rights violations amounting to international crimes through training in investigations, monitoring, documenting and reporting.
The participants were drawn from six NHRIs namely; Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Chad, Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone. The six NHRIs were chosen on the basis of “A” accreditation status, mandate, capacity, and past records in investigating serious human rights violations as well as being ICC situation countries; currently dealing with accountability for International crimes.
The specific objectives of the workshop were; to increase NHRIs understanding and role in IJC principle, to enhance the capacity of NHRIs in monitoring, investigating, documenting and reporting on cases.
Moreover, the workshop aimed to develop tools and guidelines in monitoring investigations, documentations and reporting on gross human rights violations that amounts to international crimes.
The workshop also provided a forum for discussing IJC perspectives on regional and national approaches to international criminal justice.