AGA-Africa and Judiciary Training Institute (Kenya) collaborate for a second Human Trafficking and Electronic Evidence Virtual Workshop
For a second time in September 2020, AGA-Africa in collaboration with the Judiciary Training Institute organised a two-day webinar on ‘Human trafficking and Electronic Evidence’ on 24th – 25th September 2020. The event similar to the one that took place on 17th -18th September targeted a second batch of Magistrates and was aimed at helping them gain an even greater appreciation of the subject matter.
The event was opened with keynote addresses by Markus Green, ESQ, AGA-Africa Board Member, and Hon. Justice Kathurima M’inoti, the Director of the Judiciary Training Institute, Kenya.
Day one facilitators were Ruth Juliet N. Gachanja, Anti-Human Trafficking Consultant, Lecture, Kabarak University and Advocate of the High Court of Kenya who discussed ‘Human Trafficking, its definitions and the legal framework’. Evelyn Mboya and David Gitau from the Anti-Human Trafficking & Child Protection Unit (AHTCPU) in the National Police Service facilitated a joint session on ‘Investigation and Evidence in Human Trafficking Cases’. Rafiella Belaziare, Human Trafficking Response Unit, NY, discussed ‘Interagency Cooperation’ and Justin McNabney, Deputy Chief, Human Trafficking Response Unit, concluded with a presentation on ‘International Perspective on Victim Protection’.
Day two speakers were Stephen Kiptinness, Senior Partner, Technology and Intellectual Property Practice, who presented ‘An overview of the internet legal framework in Kenya and Judge Sean Wallace, Judge of the Circuit Court for the 7th Circuit of Maryland, who delved into ‘International Perspective on Electronic Evidence Management in Human Trafficking Cases’. Trafficking survivor Sophie Otiende from HAART Kenya delivered a heartrending session on ‘A Trauma Informed Courtroom’ with Jacqueline Njagi, Prosecutor, ODPP, Kenya, concluding the day with a presentation on ‘Collaboration (Prosecutorial and Investigative Roles) National, Regional and International Level Cooperation and Coordination’.
The event was concluded by Hon. Catherine Mburu from the Judiciary with closing remarks from Chuks Unamba-Oparah, AGA-Africa Programme Director.