The Raoul Wallenberg Institute first cooperated with the East African Court of Justice in 2003 and the cooperation was revitalised in 2011 through inter alia the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Court and the Institute.
The training programme on human rights and good governance aimed to provide important knowledge and skills to the East African Court of Justice for it to discharge its mandate with regard to the East African integration process. Topics covered in the training included human rights of women and gender mainstreaming, regional human rights systems and courts, judicial decision-writing, and international criminal law and courts. Nine of the ten judges of the Court, including the Judge President, took part in the training, in addition to five staff of the Court. This general and introductory training is intended to be followed up with specific trainings and other capacity development activities in the years to come of this long-term cooperation between the Court and the Institute.
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Johannes Eile holds a Master of Laws from Lund University, with specialisation in public international law and human rights. He has been working for RWI since 2000 in various capacities at the Department of International Programmes. Johannes has experience of work in primarily Sub-Saharan African countries, but also from countries in the Middle East, Southern Caucasus and South/South East Asia. He has coordinated methodology development work concerning e.g. RBM and development of large scale programme proposals, programme interventions and tenders.