On 8 February, Iain Edwards  provided training to a group of senior prosecutors and judges from seven Francophone African countries at the TMC Asser Institute in The Hague, Netherlands. The training was held in conjunction with the Antonio Cassese Initiative as part of an advanced course on strengthening domestic capacity to prosecute international and transnational crimes in Africa.

Iain spoke about practical challenges and strategies for the investigation and prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence in international criminal law. The training focussed on the experiences of and lessons learned by the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, as well as the International Criminal Court.