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Pursuing Accountability in Syria

05 Oct 2015  |  by Hague Institute Staff


On 1 October 2015, The Hague Institute for Global Justice hosted a panel discussion entitled “Pursuing Accountability in Syria.” The discussion took place under the Chatham House Rule.


Spotlight on the Right to Food

UN Photo/Evan Schneider
01 Oct 2015  | by Hague Institute Staff


Population growth world wide is projected to increase by 3 billion between 2010 and 2050. As more people migrate into urban centers, access to food will become more critical to sustaining diverse livelihoods. How should the international community prioritize solutions to food security?


Georgia Minister of Justice Thea Tsulukiani: Changing Georgia in a Changing Europe

01 Oct 2015  | by Hague Institute Staff


On 29 September, The Hague Institute and the Embassy of Georgia to the Netherlands welcomed Ms. Thea Tsulukiani, Minister of Justice of Georgia, for the next installment of the Distinguished Speaker Series. Ms. Tsulukiani spoke on Changing Georgia in a Changing Europe.


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and The Hague Institute Announce Appointment of Stephen Rapp as Distinguished Fellow

United States Mission Geneva
30 Sep 2015  | by Hague Institute Staff


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and The Hague Institute for Global Justice are pleased to announce the appointment of Ambassador Stephen Rapp, former US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice, as a Sonia and Harry Blumenthal Distinguished Fellow for the Prevention of Genocide in the Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center. During his one-year appointment at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Ambassador Rapp will create a manual that sets standards for documenting human rights violations to help ensure that perpetrators can be brought to justice.


Albright, Gambari Urge UN Reform at Columbia World Leader's Forum

Commission co-chairs Madeleine K. Albright and Ibrahim Gambari
30 Sep 2015  | by Hague Institute Staff


As the U.N. General Assembly convenes this week for its 70th session, the Co-Chairs of the Commission on Global Security Justice & Governance – former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine Albright and former Nigerian Foreign Minister and U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Dr. Ibrahim Gambari – called for pragmatic U.N. reforms today at Columbia University President Lee Bollinger’s World Leaders Forum in New York. Along with Columbia University Professor and fellow Commissioner Dr. José Antonio Ocampo and Commission Director of Research Dr. William Durch, and in front of more than 400 participants, Secretary Albright and Dr. Gambari argued that the U.N. and global governance institutions are ill-suited to address many modern, evolving threats and must reform or risk prolonging and deepening global crises. 


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