Justice for Wildlife Publications
Space For Giants – Mock Courtroom Scenarios
This video which aired on NTV Wild Talk in Kenya showcases four mock courtroom scenarios highlighting the judicial processes and obstacles faced with wildlife crime prosecutions. Shamini Jayanathan set up the courtroom for the Giants Club Summit at Space For Giants in Nanyiki, Kenya.
NTV Wild Talk S4 E12: Wildlife Crime & Forensics
In this Smriti Vidyarthi explores Kenya’s only wildlife forensics lab and finds out how forensic work helps in fight against wildlife crime. This video starts at 24min and 33 seconds when she meets Shamini Jayanathan who explains her role in training KWS prosecutors.
In furtherance of the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) this report was commissioned by Stop Ivory and the ICCF Group to provide a ‘snapshot’ of ongoing criminal justice interventions across EPI countries in Africa and to make recommendations for criminal justice interventions of which there are twenty. Written in early 2016, Stop Ivory, the ICCF Group and Space for Giants are already supporting implementation of those recommendations where appetite exists.
This represents a joint effort between Space for Giants, UNODC, AWF, Wildlife Direct and other NGOs together with Kenya Wildlife Service and the national prosecution service to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for recent case law. The 2013 Wildlife Conservation and Management Act raised a number of issues due to some drafting oversights. This digest enables prosecutors to dip into case law in order to advance arguments over existing grey areas in the legislation.
This guidance outlines the basic principles that should apply to the decision to charge and headlines areas that may be desirable when designing a prosecution code of conduct and determining competencies for performance management. Setting such standards is essential in creating a professionalised service.
Having designed similar work for an NGO in Kenya in 2013, this builds on lessons learned and offers advice on how to navigate the issue of judicial buy in, communications, prosecutorial support and more.