Prosecuting International Crimes Under Sudanese Law

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In this video interview, Tarig Kandaik, independent Sudanese lawyer and member of the Emergency Lawyers, talks about accountability for international crimes in Sudanese courts. Mr. Kandaik talks about his experience supporting the public prosecution. In the framework of its ‘Capacity building for Sudanese civil society and legal actors – Breaking the cycle of impunity for international crimes’ project, Wayamo has created an online justice resource hub.

KHARTOUM OCTOBER 7: In this video interview recorded in March 2023 (before the outbreak of the armed conflict in Sudan on 15 April 2023), Tarig Kandaik, independent Sudanese lawyer and member of the Emergency Lawyers, talks about accountability for international crimes in Sudanese courts.

He shares his experience as a lawyer who represented the family of a victim who was killed by a security agent during pro-democracy protests calling for the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir’s regime in December 2018.

Mr. Kandaik talks about his experience supporting the public prosecution in the case – Prosecutor v Ashraf Abd Almutalib also known as Ashraf El Tayyib (Abu Jiqa case) in which the accused was charged with murder as well as crimes against humanity – the first case of its kind in Sudan:

  1. the first crimes against humanity case in Sudan and challenges faced in the absence of the crime elements
  2. application of Article 186 and challenges faced by the Public Prosecution
  3. lessons learned for the Sudanese legal community and how to apply such lessons to similar cases in the future
  4. the decision of the Sudanese Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court in this case
  5. necessary reforms and way forward

In the framework of its ‘Capacity building for Sudanese civil society and legal actors – Breaking the cycle of impunity for international crimes’ project, Wayamo has created an online justice resource hub, which consolidates video interviews and print resources relating to the current conflict in Sudan, regional and international experiences with transitional justice, and tools that civil society actors can employ in response to ongoing violations in the country.

More information about the Wayamo “Capacity building for Sudanese civil society and legal actors: Breaking the cycle of impunity for international crimes” project at: Capacity building for civil society and legal actors in Sudan

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