Training "Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria"


From 21 to 23 May 2018, the Wayamo Foundation and the International Nuremberg Principles Academy held a capacity building workshop for Nigerian military and civil investigators and prosecutors in Abuja, Nigeria. To date, the Wayamo Foundation and the International Nuremberg Principles Academy have held four such workshops on “Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria” (in December 2016, and March, June and November 2017).

This May 2018 workshop marks the fifth in the series and has been purpose-designed to impart joint training for investigators and prosecutors, both military and civil. The overall aim is to equip Nigerian prosecutors and investigators with the necessary expertise and skill set to address the most serious and complex crimes – international, transnational and terrorism-related – under Nigerian criminal law, including crimes that may potentially fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.


Group picture - photo: Wayamo Foundation
Opening remarks - photo: Wayamo Foundation
General Yusuf Shalangwa, Director Legal Services Nigerian Army, Abuja - photo: Wayamo Foundation
Claus Molitor, Situation Analyst, Office of the Prosecutor, ICC - photo: Wayamo Foundation
Participants - photo: Wayamo Foundation
Charles Adeogun-Phillips, Partner, Charles Anthony LLP, and Former Lead International Prosecutor - photo: Wayamo Foundation
Alex Whiting, Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School - photo: Wayamo Foundation
Kim Thuy Seelinger, Director, Human Rights Center Sexual Violence Program, Berkeley Law, University of California and Jon Shelburne, Military Justice Attorney and Lieutenant Colonel, US Marine Corps Reserve - photo: Wayamo Foundation
Adejoké Babington-Ashaye, International Law Specialist and former investigator at the ICC - photo: Wayamo Foundation
Group work - photo: Wayamo Foundation
Michael Adenuga, Senior Legal Adviser - United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (UN-MICT) - photo: Wayamo Foundation
Adeniran Akingbolahan, Rule of Law Advisor to the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and participants - photo: Wayamo Foundation