» Archive for: July, 2014

Front door of the ISS Building on the Kortenaerkade in The Hague

GGSJ researchers publish two articles on migration- related topics

Migration is an area that has addressed by numerous ISS researchers over the years, and continues to be a major research focus. For details and research output from a recent, ISS-GGSJ research programme on “Migration, Gender and Social Justice”, led by Dr. Truong, see: www.iss.nl/IDRC

Dr. Thanh-Dam Truong, published an article (2014) in Oxford Handbooks Online entitled ‘Human trafficking, globalization, and transnational feminist responses‘.

Dr. Helen Hintjens, co-published an article with Ahmed Pouri entitled (2014) ‘Toward Cities of Safety and Sanctuary‘ in  Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 26:2, 218-224.





Report on Palestinian Children in Israeli detention discussed at ‘De Balie’, Amsterdam

De_BalieOn Wednesday evening 25 June 2014 ISS professor of international law and development and senior GGSJ researcher Karin Arts participated in a well-attended public debate at De Balie.

The debate, moderated by the senior CDA politician Tineke Lodders, addressed the situation of Palestinian children in Israeli detention. It was triggered by the recent report on this matter (in Dutch – translation forthcoming) that was produced by a Dutch multidisciplinary expert group.

After short introductions to the report by three members of this expert group, former Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Professor Jaap Doek, Professor Peter van der Laan (Vrije Universiteit) and Professor Karin Arts, the discussion focussed on the role and responsibilities of the Dutch government.

Dutch MPs Han ten Broeke (VVD – Liberal Party) and Michiel Servaes (PVDA – Labour Party) explained what parliament has done so far to draw the attention of the Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs to the subject and what their take was on the subject. After a lively debate with many interventions from the audience as well, a suggestion was tabled to try and find a way to request regular (e.g 6 monthly) reporting on relevant developments to the second chamber of the Dutch parliament.

Journalist Tijmen van Rooijen published a small feature on this debate in the Saturday edition of the Dutch national newspaper ‘Het Parool’ (28 June 2014, p. 41) in which he reported the following quotes (translated from Dutch):


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