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    African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice (TRANSCRIM)

    Content and Goals

    The African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice was established after the 10-year-funding period for the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice, which was one of seven Centres of African Excellence and supported by the German Academic Exchange Service, has ended in 2018. It aims to provide the very successful alumni of the Centre with a basis and resources to foster and promote their academic and personal exchange.

    The Network is directed by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Werle at Humboldt University of Berlin and supported by the German Academic Exchange Service and the German Federal Foreign Office. It has created an Advisory Board with distinguished African and German scholars, as well as three Working Groups that provide a basis for interested alumni to research and work together on specific topics in the field of transnational criminal justice. Among the activities within the network are annual conferences for each of which there will be a call for papers.


    Working Groups 

    The Network has established three Working Groups focusing on the main topics of the Network, namely International Criminal Law and Procedure, Transitional Justice, and Economic Crimes. Each Working Group is chaired by one or more of our Alumni and counselled by senior academics renowned in the respective field.

    Working Groups can engage in a variety of activities. In particular, Working Groups take turns in organizing our annual conferences: They actively contribute to the call for papers, take part in selecting successful applicants and provide valuable input given their expertise in the field. Furthermore, they take part in joint publications, workshops and blog posts on current issues (to be published on our website), and research in the respective field of the Working Group.

    The Network supports these activities with travel expenses, input by senior academics, and a platform for exchange and discussion. Alumni are encouraged to contact the Chairs with ideas for projects.

    The History of the Center 

    The South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice (2008 – 2018) was one of seven Centres of African Excellence, supported by the German Academic Exchange Service with funds from the German Foreign Office. The Centre was based on a cooperation between Humboldt-University of Berlin and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and was housed in the Law Faculty of UWC. It offered the LL.M.- and PhD-programme “Transnational Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention – An International and African Perspective”

    The LL.M.-programme comprised the modules Transitional Justice, International Criminal Law, Law Relating to Organised Crime and Money Laundering, as well as International Anti-Corruption Law. The lectures were delivered by permanent teaching staff and visiting experts. During the mid-year vacation, the students travelled to Germany for a two-week summer school at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Students who passed all their modules and the research paper (final thesis) were awarded an LL.M. degree. At the end of the second semester, the candidates had to present a research paper (LL.M. thesis) in a module of their choice, which demonstrated the candidate’s ability to conduct independent research. Each year two scholarships for a PhD were offered to graduates of the LL.M. course or graduates of other Universities.

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    Keynote Lecture: Crimes Against Humanity Convention – Prof Dr Gerhard Kemp

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    Keynote Lecture: Intersectionality In International Criminal Law – Angela Mudukuti

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    Conference Programme: Third Conference Of The African-German Research Network – Part II – Zoom (Online) 2021

    Part II: The African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice is grateful for receiving superb paper abstracts and is looking forward to the second part…

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    1st Research Conference of the African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice

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    Leon Trampe Research Fellow | Project Coordinator African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice
    Nella Sayatz Research Fellow and Project Coordinator African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice
    Dr. LL.D Mugagga Muwanguzi
    Juliet Okoth
    Victoria Ojo-Adewuyi
    Atel Ongee Paito Advocate Legacy Advocates and Solicitors
    Tumaini Wafula
    Philippa Bogere LEGAL OFFICER JUDICIARY UGANDA- HIGH COURT OF UGANDA
    Tamene Ena Heliso
    Sarah Ngachi
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