» Archive for: November, 2014


‘No women, no peace!’ Shirin Ebadi

“The world needs peace in order to survive and have tranquillity. And peace needs the procreative spirit of women in order to sustain itself.”

Shirin-Ebadi-290x290On Tuesday 25 November 2014, the internationally-renowned and prize-winning jurist, Ms. Shirin Ebadi, delivered a powerful talk in The Hague at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Ms. Ebadi spoke about the role of women in promoting peace and democracy in the Middle East. The full text of her talk is available HERE.

Has the ICC brought benefits?

Odong Jackson, a Master’s student majoring in Social Justice Perspectives (SJP) as part of the development studies programme at the ISS in The Hague, was interviewed for the Justice Hub.

He was explaining his views in relation to the ICC and international criminal justice in general.

You can read the full interview here.

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Wim Deetman Fellowships are awarded every year to a number of ISS students

On Friday 7 November 2014 former mayor of the Hague Wim Deetman officially awarded the Wim Deetman Fellowships to five young international scholars, working on peace and justice issues, to do their masters in The Hague.

Among the recipients, there were three students enrolled in the Social Justice Perspectives Major of the ISS: Miraji Hassan Mohamed (Kenya), Nilima Rai (Nepal), and Jackline Aturinda (Uganda).

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Hague Talks in french

Category: Events

14 Nov 2014

On 20 November 2014, there will be a mini, french-language version of HagueTalks: Dialogue with Francophone journalists from Africa

Interested in Africa?

Want to discuss peace and justice issues with journalists living in Mali, Senegal, DRC, Ivory coast, Burundi and CAR?

Join us for an intimate dialogue: ‘Reporting peace and justice in a globalizing world’

Thursday, 20 november 2014 @ 14.00 hrs
Humanity house, Prinsegracht 8, The Hague
Admission is free.

For registrations write a message to: team@haguetalks.com

Note: the dialogues will be in French. As seats are very limited we will admit on ‘first come first serve’.


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.