Appraising Capacity of Institutional Responses to Commission of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Cyberspace
The International Nuremberg Principles Academy, in partnership with Strathmore Institute for Advanced Studies in International Criminal Justice (SIASIC), under the auspices of Strathmore Law School, hosted the 3rd Annual Conference at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya, on 26 and 27 July 2018.
The conference brought together experts from international organizations, judiciaries, different governments, law enforcement agencies, human rights institutions, civil society organizations, academics, the private sector and the media at Strathmore University. They engaged in discussions towards the identification of systemic impediments, which obstruct investigations, prosecutions, and digital forensics interrogations; as well judicial capacity in trials of SGBV in cyberspace.
The participants discussed judicial expectations from prosecutors and judicial perspectives of the test of responding to the challenges of cyber based violence against women and children; prosecutor’s perspectives in outlining domestic and cross-border efforts to tackle internet based SGBV domestically and regionally. They deliberated on civil society approaches and the need to make cyberspace safe to enhance gender development and considered regional efforts and international perspectives to the challenge of combatting use of cyberspace for sexual offences, child abuse and human trafficking. Discussions also addressed how human trafficking and modern slavery is engaged in on the internet with a focus on local, regional and international responses and challenges.
On this occasion, the Who is Who Database in Addressing Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Eastern and Southern Africa was launched.
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