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The Hague Institute facilitates stakeholder discussions on global norms and entrepreneurship in fragile states at SPARK’s 2014 IGNITE! Conference

Manuella Appiah (The Hague Institute) and Jeffrey French (UN Global Compact) at Spark’s 2014 Ignite! Conference.
24 Nov 2014  | By Manuella Appiah and Elko Brummelman


On 19 November 2014, The Hague Institute for Global Justice hosted a workshop at SPARK’s 2nd IGNITE! Conference in Amsterdam on Entrepreneurship Development for Stability in Fragile and Conflict Affected States. The conference brought together more than 200 participants and included keynotes by Lilianne Ploumen (Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation), Axel M. Addy (Liberian Minister of Commerce and Industry) and Bas van Abel (CEO, Fairphone).


Dr. Huntjens, Head of Water Diplomacy, interviewed on water conflicts worldwide by Brazilian Magazine

Photo by Vinoth Chandar

24 Nov 2014  | by Hague Institute Staff


Dr. Huntjens has been interviewed by Veja Magazine for a special report on water conflicts worldwide. Veja is the leading weekly publication in Brazil and is considered the most influential outlet of the Brazilian press. With 9million readers it is  the second largest printed weekly in the world, just after Time.




Madeleine Albright, Ibrahim Gambari to Lead High-Level Commission on Security, Justice & Governance

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20 Nov 2014  | by Hague Institute Staff


(Washington, D.C.) Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Nigerian Foreign Minister Ibrahim Gambari will chair a new commission focusing on conflict-affected states, the cyber economy, and climate change, The Hague Institute for Global Justice and The Stimson Center announced today. The new initiative — the Commission on Global Security, Justice, & Governance—will release a comprehensive set of recommendations in the summer of 2015 in advance of the United Nations’ 70th anniversary summit next September.


Dr. Matta participates at the conference “Shifting the Convention System: Counter-dynamics at the National Level” in Antwerp

19 Nov 2014  | by Hague Institute Staff


On 31 October, Dr. Aaron Matta spoke at the conference “Shifting the Convention System: Counter-dynamics at the National Level” in Antwerp. The event aimed at mapping out to what extent the European Court of Human Rights and its case law is being translated into counter dynamics at the political or judicial level, in particular in countries that are known to have highly critical voices towards the ECtHR.


Lecture by David Usupashvili, Chair of the Parliament of Georgia, at The Hague Institute

Hague Institute Photo
19 Nov 2014  | by Tommaso Ripani


On 18 November, His Excellency David Usupashvili, Chair of the Parliament of Georgia, delivered a lecture at The Hague Institute during his official visit to the Netherlands. For the occasion, The Hague Institute, together with The Embassy of Georgia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, brought together an expert audience of policy-makers, diplomats, practitioners and academics.


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