Africa Legal Aid at the 18th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court
Africa Legal Aid convened two compelling side events at the 18th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court, held in The Hague from 2-7 December 2019, and also addressed the ASP Plenary during the General Debate.
We share some highlights below.
A Full House
Side Event 1: Launch of AFLA Quarterly Special Edition 2019 on Lessons from the Gbagbo and Blé Goudé Case & ICC Review
AU Legal Counsel Dr. Namira Negm (right) launches AFLA Quarterly Special Edition 2019 on Lessons from the Gbagbo and Blé Goudé Case & ICC Review. Looking on are Evelyn A. Ankumah, Executive Director of Africa Legal Aid, and H.E. Mirjam Blaak-Sow (middle), Ambassador of Uganda to the Benelux and the European Union, and Member of AFLA Governing Council.
Toufah Jallow, Former Beauty Queen who inspired Gambia's Me Too Movement after accusing ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh of Rape, addresses the ASP Plenary on behalf of Africa Legal Aid.
The statement here.
AFLA-ASP Side Event 2: Justice For Victims of Rights Violations and Sexual Violence in the Gambia
Panelists:Evelyn A. Ankumah, Executive Director, Africa Legal Aid, Reed Brody,Advocate for Yahya Jammeh's Victims; Counsel, Human Rights Watch; Toufah Jallow, Former Beauty Queen who Inspired Gambia's Me Too Movement after accusing ex-dictator of Rape; Martin Kyere, Sole Survivor of West African Migrant Massacre in The Gambia; Fatoumatta Sandeng, Daughter of Slain Gambian Activist Solo Sandeng; Spokesperson, Jammeh2Justice Campaign; Melinda Reed, Executive Director, Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice (WIGJ).
Martin Kyere calls for Justice for the West African migrants killed in The Gambia. Kyere has coined the term J2J as in Jammeh2Justice. Toufah Jallow (far right) and Fatoumatta Sanderg (left) listen joyfully, while Evelyn A. Ankumah (chairing)appears clearly moved by Martin Kyere's passionate plea.
You can purchase the AFLA Quarterly Special Edition 2019 on Lessons from the Gbagbo and Blé Goudé Case & ICC Review here.
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