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The Hague Institute Staff present the Institute at the College of Europe

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16 Apr 2014  Dr. Joris Larik, senior researcher in the Global Governance Program, represented the The Hague Institute at this year’s careers roundtable of the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, College of Europe. 

New Partnership with Tufts University’s Institute for Global Leadership

15 Apr 2014  Each summer, The Hague Institute welcomes outstanding graduate students from across the world to participate in its Summer Fellowship Program. Beginning Summer 2014, as part of a new partnership with Tufts University, the Fellows will be joined by an intern from the university’s Institute for Global Leadership.

A Conversation with International Court of Justice Judges

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14 Apr 2014  On 11 April, a delegation from The Hague visited Washington, DC for a panel discussion co-hosted by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. The delegation included three judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) - Joan Donoghue, Julia Sebutinde and Xue Hanqin - and Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Two Gaddafi brothers standing trial in Libya Today

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14 Apr 2014  | by Jill Coster van Voorhout


Today, the war crimes proceedings against Mr Saif al-Islam Gaddafi – the eldest son of the late Libyan leader Mr Muammar Gaddafi – and his younger brother, Saadi, resumed in Tripoli. After a stay since March 24th, the court now hears the cases against the two brother who allegedly committed an orchestrated campaign of murder, torture and bombardment of civilians during Libya's eight-month civil war in 2011, together with more than thirty other persons who are all also allegedly affiliated with the former regime.


A Regional Economic Approach to Forging Sustainable Peace in Afghanistan

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11 Apr 2014  |  by Dr. Richard Ponzio


While the world focuses on Ukraine, Syria, and the potential for a longer-term nuclear deal with Iran, let us not lose sight of Afghanistan at its critical juncture. Following twelve years of significant foreign military and economic investments, the country faces three concurrent transitions in 2014, each fraught with challenges and uncertainty.



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