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Training course on core international crimes for Ivorian magistrates


The International Nuremberg Principles Academy partnered with the Observatoire Ivoirien des Droits de l’Homme (OIDH) and the Ivorian Ministry of Justice and Human Rights to organise a training course on core international crimes.

The seminar, which took place in Ivory Coast from 24 to 29 May 2021, is the one of the first trainings held on the topic in the country following the incorporation of the core international crimes in the Ivorian Criminal Code on 27 December 2018.

It aimed to building the capacity of Ivorian magistrates on international crimes, in order to promote their specialisation and the establishment of a specialised unit within the Ivorian judicial system.

50 civil and military magistrates benefitted from the following lectures: core international crimes, modes of liability, sexual and gender-based violence, crimes related to children, international crimes in Ivorian law, prosecution of international crimes in France, investigations, the rights of the accused, the Hissene Habré Trial, victims’ rights, and the UN accountability mechanisms.

Participants were trained by Philippe Currat (Lawyer, Geneva Bar), Aurélia Devos (Prosecutor, French War Crimes Unit), Mbacké Fall (Magistrate, Supreme Court of Senegal), Eric-Aimé Sémien (President, OIDH), and Abdoulaye Seye (Lead Investigator, ICC).

This seminar was organised with the financial support of the French Ministry of Justice and Open Society Justice Initiative.


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