The Nuremberg Academy partnered with the Observatoire Ivoirien des Droits de l’Homme (OIDH) to organise a specialised training course on core international crimes for members of the judicial police and gendarmerie of Côte d’Ivoire. The seminar was conducted from 20 to 22 July 2023 in Daloa. Apart from foundational sessions on the history and elements of the core international crimes, the programme also focused on challenges in relation to their investigation and adjudication in the Ivorian context.
The opening ceremony saw speakers representing the OIDH, the Head of Country Office of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Ivorian Ministry of Defence, the Ivorian Ministry of the Interior and Security and the Embassy of France in Côte d’Ivoire. Senior Officer Kiran Mohandas Menon delivered opening remarks on behalf of the Nuremberg Academy.
The training was primarily conducted by Xavier-Jean Keïta (Principal Counsel of the Office of Public Counsel for the Defence, ICC), Philippe Currat (Lawyer, Geneva Bar), Eric-Aimé Sémien (President, OIDH), Abdoulaye Seye (Lead Investigator, ICC) and Eric Emeraux (Colonel, French National Gendarmerie).
photo credits: Observatoire Ivoirien des Droits de l’Homme