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30 November 2016, 17:00 – 18:30
The Hague Institute For Global Justice
Registration required

Globally, the EU is increasingly committed to promoting and protecting a rule-based international order. Slovakia, in its current Presidency of the Council of the EU, has made the promotion of a more globally engaged Europe one of its main objectives.

europe-justice-720x390In a troubled international environment, the EU’s main goal remains to protect and promote the international order based on compliance with international norms and standards, including strengthening security and contributing to the prevention and resolution of crises. To achieve this goal, the EU has and will continue to support the work of international courts and tribunals.

The panel discussion will focus on the main achievements of the international courts and tribunals, the challenges they face, the crucial support that is provided by the EU, and future EU efforts to tackle abuses of humanitarian law and violations of internationally accepted norms.

For more information about the panel discussion and to register click here.


Resilience, Human Security, and Governance

Date and time: 8 December 2016, 16:00 – 17:45

Location: The Hague Institute For Global Justice

Registration required

The Hague Institute and partners will host a discussion entitled “A Global Perspective on Migration: Resilience, Human Security, and Governance”,  which is part of the multi-year, multi-phase project Global Governance Reform Initiative (GGRI) of The Hague Institute for Global Justice, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and the Observer Research Foundation.

The discussion will focus on the deficiencies of the current international system and propose policies for improving global governance in the field of global migration governance. 

The conference hopes to welcome migration experts working in the field of protection, integration and security to engage in an interactive and thought-provoking debate on innovative migration policies for the future.

For more information about the conference and to register click here


The International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) will hold its 9th International Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 10-13 April 2017. The Conference  invites delegates and participants to nominate or submit proposals for speakers and presenters. Deadline: November 30, 2016

The conference theme, “Cities as Living Museums for Peace”, will highlight Belfast’s social and political transformation from a divided, troubled city to a one which models peace consciousness through postconflict healing and reconciliation.

Paper sessions will include individual or co-authored historical reports, case studies of museums or other places, events or people, peace education. For more information about it click here.


The Hague Institute distinguished speaker series: General Tom Middendorp, Chief of Defense of The Netherlands
Date: Wednesday 23 November – 16:00-17:008eca4bc7-04c5-438d-a788-66d1728685ec

General Middendorp will deliver a lecture entitled “The Military and the Pursuit of Global Justice”. On behalf of the Minister of Defense, General Middendorp is responsible for preparing and executing military operations carried out by the Netherlands armed forces.

A question and answer session moderated by Dr. Abi Williams, President of The Hague Institute, will follow the lecture. Registration required.

Global Terrorism Index 2016

Category: Events| News

9 Nov 2016

9d29c7b8-2ba5-4dd5-95e2-65969f4a704cLaunch Panel Discussion
Date: Thursday 17 November – 12:30-14:00
Location: The Hague Institute For Global Justice

The Global Terrorism Index is the world’s leading metric for policymakers in their efforts to track and understand how to measure the impacts and underlying drivers of terrorism.

Produced by the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP), The Index scores 163 countries over the past 16 years by aggregating the number of terrorist incidents, number of fatalities, injuries and the amount of property damage and then weighting the results over five years with the highest weighting being the most recent year. It explores significant correlations with other important indicators such as education, poverty, governance, etc. 

During the panel Mr. Daniel Hyslop, Research Director at IEP, will present findings from 2012 Index. Ms. Ingrid van Engelshoven, Deputy Mayor at the Municipality of The Hague; Dr. Alastair Reed, Acting Director of The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, and Ms. Amy Cunningham, Senior Advisor at the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund TBC, will share their thoughts and expertise about the findings in a moderated discussion. Registration required.


International Migrants Day

Category: Events| News

8 Nov 2016

There are over 232 million international migrants in the world today, and an estimated 20 percent of migrants are in an irregular situation. Migrant-Rights-Key-imageGlobally, migrants continue to endure a number of serious violations of their fundamental rights.

Yes,  you can support migrant rights within your own organization or community. Join the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Mr. François Crépeau, in a month-long social media campaign seeking to promote the respect and protection of #MigrantRights.

This year’s Campaign will have a particular focus on ending the immigration detention of children and families, consistent with the recommendation of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and a growing number of UN and civil society voices.

For more information about it visit the #MigrantRights Campaign website, which will be regularly updated beginning 18 November with stories, infographics, and videos, which you are encouraged to share.

Get involved!



Date: 9 – 10 November 2016d880x320

Place: The Hague, the Netherlands.

Facing contemporary challenges like terrorism, cyber-attacks and hybrid warfare requires dialogue and collaboration within academia, as well as between academia and other stakeholders in the public and private sector.

But what security issues or challenges to focus on? who should take the lead, from what perspective and what is the added value of collaboration between private and public actors? Find answers to these and other questions during the International Conference ‘Who determines the security (research) agenda’, organized by the Institute of Security and Global Affairs of Leiden University

The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) focuses on multidisciplinary research and education within the international scientific field of security studies.

For more information about the speakers, schedule and registration please visit the event’s website.  


poster-medEach year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The Day’s theme for 2016 is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.” Check out videos by youth from around the globe on how the Goals can help build peace

To celebrate The Hague will host the Just Peace Festival during the week of 21 to 25 September. You can take your pick from a number of activities such as running events, debates, concerts, tours and (photo) exhibitions. For information about the program visit the Just Peace website.  



Conciliation Resources is sharing 12 building blocks for peace, which are essential approaches to prevent violence, resolve conflicts and promote peaceful societies. To find out more about it click here.


Category: Events

19 Sep 2016

Turning weapons into instruments

Date:  21 to 25 September, from 11:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Disarm is a sonic art installation, where you can see the power of transformation in action. Mexican artist Pedro Reyes turned 6.700 firearms into musical instruments. The firearms were confiscated by the Mexican government in Ciudad Juarez during the long lasting war on drugs. The strong message of this exposition shows that peace can be promoted by changing the purpose of objects and thoughts.


This is only one of the events taking place in The Hague during the Just Peace Festival, from 21 to 25 September 2016.

The six senses for peace

Category: Events

19 Sep 2016

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Place: Humanity House

In areas of conflict but also at home, conflict lead to new problems such as migration and radicalization. A  lot remains to be done.

Of course we could just wait for the big international organizations like the UN to solve the problem, hoping that another 70 years will do the trick. But how about exploring new solutions and viewpoints together in the Hague? What if we were to look at the solutions differently? Could it set peace and justice in motion? In this interactive event, speakers will use one of the six senses, eyes, tongue, nose, ears, mind and body to overcome challenges and contribute to peace. And they challenge original minds like you from within and beyond the field of peace and justice to contribute to the conversation.

To join the dialogue register here, or follow it live stream.

International Institute of Social Studies

Conflict and Peace Studies is a specialization within the Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies MA Major in Development Studies. This blog provides a platform for discussion for researchers, students and others interested in this field of studies. The blog is administered by the Conflict and Peace Studies teaching team.

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