Advanced Training on the Prosecution of International Crimes in Kampala


The International Nuremberg Principles Academy, the Office of the Prosecutor of the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Strathmore Institute for Advanced Studies in International Criminal Justice (SIASIC) co-organized an intensive five-day course in Kampala, Uganda from 30 July to 3 August 2018.

The course provided regional prosecutors from East Africa with an integrated training addressing a broad range of investigative, evidentiary and practical issues as well as skills that commonly feature in international and complex criminal cases. The training primarily focused on imparting and developing specific advanced skills through lecture-based modules and practical exercises. During the training, the participants practiced oral and written advocacy skills, in addition to learning about the practical application of strategic approaches to investigations, trials and appeals in the context of an international criminal case. The participants were further required to learn the factual scenario elaborated in a case study (which the training was centred around) by studying a dossier of evidentiary materials. With the dossier serving as the body of available evidence, the training focused on issues that prevalently and regularly feature in international criminal trials and appeals.