Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا

Open forum in Nairobi

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On April 24, 2015 CODESRIA and the African Leadership Center organized an open forum on the theme ‘Victims at the Center: Victim-sensitive approaches to redressing gross human rights abuses in Africa’ on the premises of the ALC in Nairobi. As debates over international criminal justice have raged it has not always been easy to keep the focus of attention on the victims of gross human rights abuses, who litter the African continent and whose numbers continue to increase with ongoing atrocities in places like South Sudan and the Central African Republic. The forum, which brought together around 50 participants addressed two main questions: 1) What domestic, national and international systems and process exist for ensuring redress for the victims of gross human rights abuses in Africa? And 2) Which among these best ensure redress to victims while promoting the long term interests of reconciliation and peace?

May 4 2015