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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.

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.


Hague Institute Staff Present Research

08 Apr 2014  Several researchers from The Hague Institute for Global Justice attended and presented original research at the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA).

Twenty Years After the Genocide: Accountability and its Effects on the Rwandan Rule of Law

UN Photo/Milton Grant

07 Apr 2014  | by Jill Coster van Voorhout and Charlotte Divin


It was the end of the first day of a hundred-day civil war and a genocide that would engulf all of us in unimaginable carnage”, Lt. Gen. Dallaire writes in Shake Hands with the Devil. Today, 7 April 2014, marks the twentieth anniversary of the beginning of the Rwandan genocide. 



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