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The following (professional) vacancies are available at the Refugee Law Project, which forms part of the Faculty of Law at Makerere University in Uganda.

refugee-law-project-logoAdministrative Assistant – Kitgum [1]
Trainee (Gender & Sexuality)
Legal Assistant [2]
Legal Officer [1]
Sexual and Gender Based Officer [1]
Community Counselors (Nakivale and Kyangwali Refugee Settlement) [4]
Community English Language Instructors (Nakivale and Kyangwali Refugee Settlements) [4]
Community Paralegal (Nakivale and Kyangwali Refugee Settlement) [4]

For complete details on the vacancies, kindly follow the links to each. Deadline for submission of applications is Friday 29th July 2016 at 5:00pm

For more information, please contact us at info@refugeelawproject.org or visit our website at www.refugeelawproject.org. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Whatsapp (+256-776897057).

wdw_logo_for_web_blueYou are invited to attend two exhibitions taking place at the Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam.

Each  exhibition will be accompanied by discussions. See more information below, or click here.



The role of young leaders in creating secure communities

An expert meeting with youth community leaders from Libya, Palestine, India and Pakistan
Organized by the United Network of Young Peacebuilders, Cordaid and Human Security Collective
March 5, 16.00-19.00, Nutshuis, Riviervismarkt 5, The Hague

With this expert meeting, the organizers would like to raise awareness on how young community leaders from conflict areas successfully contribute towards safety in their own communities. We aim to bring together policy makers on a local and (inter)national level engaged in the field of development and security with civil society representatives to discuss the importance of including youth in community security approaches – both on a local level in the Netherlands, and in Dutch foreign policy approaches. More

Hague Talks 2 @ Humanity House

Category: Events

12 Feb 2015

HagueTalks #2: Women, powerful agents for peace and security


Interactive debate: Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 19.30

Humanity House (free entry)

In 2000, the Security Council of the UN adopted resolution 1325 to call on UN member states to put women’s interests at the heart of their peace and security agenda. Instead of seeing women merely as victims, they should be recognized as strong actors and leaders in peace, reconciliation and reconstruction processes. In this, both women and men have an important role to play. Women should be involved, empowered and entitled to equal rights. Is there any reason to celebrate after 15 years of resolution 1325? Or are we further away from a worldwide implementation than ever? More

On Human Rights Day, 10th December we may spare a thought for those Alumni working in Conflict areas.

10 December is also National Victims Day in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, not all our Alumni go on to have an easy life, or can focus on their careers. Those who live in conflict zones may have more pressing priorities. When he was studying at ISS, Hadi Marifat was a TEDx speaker in The Hague Peace Palace in 2013.  He sends this report from Afghanistan:

HadiAs US and international troops reduce their direct military role in Afghanistan, and remain behind for some more years to ‘ assist and advise’ the national forces, alumni, Hadi Marifat (Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies, 2012-2013) reports on how some NGOs have tried to work to protect civilians in Afghanistan.  As reported in the media, suicide attacks have increased in Kabul in recent months. Though no-one was hurt this time, windows in the offices where Hadi works were recently shattered. More

On 8 May 2014, at 6 pm, ISS will host Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

RTEmagicC_Kevorkian.jpgThe title of her talk will be:

“Palestinian Women and Israel’s Settler Colonialism: The case of Occupied East Jerusalem” by

The event is being organised by ISS Scholas, International Relations Committee and Gender Committee in collaboration with the Dutch NGO Palestine Link.

Dr. Jeff Handmaker (ISS) will moderate the event.

Here you will find more information about the event.

N.B. For background information, see the following video (raw footage) of Ilegal settlers raiding Im Nabil’s home in East Jerusalem

Spring Meeting of the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law

Photo: Destruction of cultural heritage in Aleppo, Syria. Source: Wikimedia

Photo: Destruction of cultural heritage in Aleppo, Syria. Source: Wikimedia

Thurs, 17 April 2014, 19 hrs

Hague Institute for Global Justice

Sophialaan 10, The Hague


Director of Collections of the Rijksmuseum

Legal Adviser, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and professor Practice of International Law at Maastricht University

Former partner De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Chairman of the Association of Art, Culture and Law

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HadiUpcloseSJP (2013) student Hadi Marifat presented at the TedX Hague Academy event.

Explaining what in his view it will take to bring peace in Afghanistan. Hadi Marifat, an Afghan human rights activist, shares his innovative “Memory Box” project, which addresses the trauma in Afghan society. He insists that the victims of war should be brought to the forefront of the reconciliation process.

The video of his talk is available here: Ted X talk by Hadi Marifat

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.