» Archive for: November, 2013


Film Screening “The Trial” followed by Q&A with filmmaker Ms. Patricia Isas

The Hague Institute for Global Justice
Sophialaan 10, 2514 JR The Hague
Time:  19:00h

The Embassy of Argentina in the Netherlands invites you and partner to the film screening of “The Trial,” presented by Ms. Patricia Isasa. The Spanish-language film with English-language subtitles relates to Ms. Isasa’s story during the period of the 1976-1983 military dictatorship in Argentina, and the trial that took place in 2009 against her oppressors for serious crimes against humanity.

Following the film, Ms. Isasa – a photographer, filmmaker and human rights activist – will discuss her experiences and take audience questions.  A reception offered by the Argentine Embassy will conclude the evening.

Learn more about Ms. Patricia Isasa and her film

Event on the ICC

Category: Events

25 Nov 2013


The Institute for War and Peace Reporting and the Wayamo Communication Foundation have come together to host a public international panel discussion at the Worldhotel BelAir on November 26 at 18.30 (directions & map).

The panel discussion is open to the general public and will feature a range of opinions on the future of the ICC and will include ICC Registrar Herman Von Hebel, Assembly of States Parties representatives, Dr Sarah Nouwen and Njonjo Mue.

The debate will be streamed live at ReportingKenya.net.

The audience is invited for drinks and snacks at 18.00 and to join us in the Embassy bar after the debate.


map.tibetNews item (Reuters):

Chinese leaders face Spain arrest warrant over Tibet

Madrid, Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:31pm EST

(Source: Reuters) – Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin and ex prime minister Li Peng could face arrest when travelling abroad over allegations they committed genocide in Tibet, a Spanish court ruled on Tuesday.

Two Tibetan support groups and a monk with Spanish nationality brought the case against the former leaders in 2006 using Spanish law, which allows suspects to be tried for human rights abuses committed abroad when a Spanish victim is involved.


TUdelftEIT ICT Labs’ Conference Mediating Presence: Mediating Justice 4 December 2013

@ TBM & Library TU Delft

Announcement: EIT ICT Labs’ Conference Mediating Presence & Call for abstracts

Delft University of Technology will host the EIT ICT Labs’ conference ‘Mediating Justice: the changing nature of presence in the era of ubiquitous technology’.

Closing the research programme Mediating Presence, this conference aims to accelerate into the future and identify trends and implications of possible future systems of law. Can a courtroom be mediated? Will networks generate new systems of law? Is a new dynamic between fact and fiction emerging?

Results of contributions and deliberations are to be published in a special issue of AI & Society, Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication (eds.: prof.dr. Inge van der Vlies, dr. Caroline Nevejan, dr. Satinder Gill). Several authors have submitted abstracts in advance and will discuss these.

Presentations and short design workshops are solicited. EIT ICT Labs’s university faculty and students, artists and members of societal organisations are all invited to participate.

The detailed programme and registration will follow shortly.

The ISS Social Justice Perspectives (SJP) Major together with the Badil Resource Center on Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights are organizing a seminar on

‘Palestinian Refugees & the Myth of Israeli Nationality’

Date: 8 November 2013 16:15 – 17.30

Location: Small aula


Helen Hintjens, senior lecturer in development and social justice (ISS) – Moderator

Jeff Handmaker, senior lecturer in law, human rights & development (ISS)

Amjad Alqasis Coordinator of the Legal Advocacy Program Coordinator at BADIL

For background information, go here:  http://www.iss.nl/news_events/iss_news/detail/article/54730-palestinian-refugees-and-the-myth-of-israeli-nationality/

logo_IGJThis autumn, The Hague Institute will launch its Distinguished Speaker Series, a unique forum for dialogue with world leaders, thinkers and practitioners.  We are pleased to invite you to our first Distinguished Speaker events and look forward to welcoming you to The Hague Institute.

More about the programme.

Admiral James Stavridis (Ret.)
10 December 2013
Dean of the Fletcher School, Tufts University and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO
Topic: “The Role of NATO in Conflict Prevention”

Peter Sutherland
2 December 2013
Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Migration
Topic: “Migration, Development and Global Justice”

Sir John Holmes
14 November 2013
Director, Ditchley Foundation and Former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. Author of The Politics of Humanity: The Reality of Relief Aid
Topic:  “Humanitarians and International Intervention”

The Hague Institute for Global Justice
Sophialaan 10
2514 JR The Hague

Please note:   Seating at these events is limited. RSVP’s will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Public meeting with Ignatieff

Category: Events

6 Nov 2013

111124michael_ignatieffjp-13795-209-300Success and Failure in Politics

Sunday, 24 November 2013

15:00 hrs, in Nijmegen

Location: LUX, Oranjesingel 42, Nijmegen

Tickets: 9,50

‘Nothing brings you into more trouble in politics than to reveal the truth’. An honest politician doesn’t make it, according to the Canadian intellectual Michael Ignatieff.

He is not only one of the world’s most important thinkers. He is also a failed politician.

As political scientist, he wrote, researched and lecturer for many years over politics until he felt compelled to take part in politics himself. He was leader of the Liberal Party for five years in Canada. Ignatieff became confronted with backroom politics, conflicts of interest and international power relations. He wanted politics to be honest, to avoid power games, but in practice this appeared to be impossible. Eventually he acknowledged that he could not remain as a politician.

Tickets available at the venue, or online via: www.lux-nijmegen.nl.

The event will be in English.

Ignatieff is known as an expert in the field of human rights and military interventions. He has published in The Observer, The New Yorker and The New York Times and has produced documentaries for the BBC. He was formerly head of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. Currently he is Cleveringa Professor at the University of Leiden.

RLPThe Refugee Law Project is hiring

Refugee Law Project (RLP) is a community out-reach project of the School of Law, Makerere University in Uganda. Based in Kampala, and with offices in other locations throughout the country, RLP was created in 1999 to promote the enjoyment of human rights for all refugees within Uganda. Over the years, the RLP has established its reputation as the leading centre for justice and forced migrants in Uganda.

For more information about the work of Refugee Law Project visit www.refugeelawproject.org

The RLP is currently seeking to appoint staff to fill the vacancies listed below:

  • SGBV/P Officer(s)
  • Legal Officers(s)

Please find here details of the vacancies and how to apply.

International Institute of Social Studies

Human Rights is a specialization within the Human Rights, Conflict and Gender 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 Human Rights teaching team.