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Spotlight on the Western Balkans

17 Apr 2015  |  by Hague Institute Staff


The Hague Institute's mandate is global, with many of our projects focused on mitigating the risk of conflict and institution-building in developing countries. However, promoting human rights and establishing and supporting the rule of law is relevant in Europe as well. In 2014, the Institute expanded its programmatic efforts to address European issues related to global justice and EU enlargement, particulalry in the Western Balkans. 


Striking Optimistic Note for Ukraine's Future, Foreign Minister Calls for More Support from International Community

17 Apr 2015  |  by Hague Institute Staff


The Hague Institute was the venue for a robust defense of Ukraine’s internal reforms and renewed calls for international assistance from its Foreign Minister, Pavlo Klimkin, who spoke to an audience of policy-makers, diplomats and academics as part of the Institute’s Distinguished Speaker Series on 17 April.


SJEC to Facilitate ILO Supervisory Mechanism Review Assignment

16 Apr 2015  |  by Manuella Appiah


The Social Justice Expertise Center (SJEC) will facilitate the work of a newly established International Labour Organization (ILO) Governing Body commission, which has been convened to help break the deadlock in the organization regarding the right to strike. 


Mediation as an Agreement-seeking Process

15 Apr 2015  |  by Hague Institute Staff


It is difficult to overestimate the importance of neutrality and the exclusive use of dialogue if mediation is to be successful. That was just one of the messages one of the founding fathers of mediation, Mr. Howard Bellman, stressed at a lecture, hosted by the Hague Institute for Global Justice on April 14. His presentation on Public Mediation: A Practical Strategy for Conflict Transformation was organized by The Hague Institute in cooperation with the University of Amsterdam. 


‘Cyber Sovereignty': Centralized Authority in a Decentralized Domain?

Foto: Wikimedia
14 Apr 2015  |  by Erin Jackson


How does the concept of sovereignty work in the digital world? What can states do, what should they do and what must they not do? Such questions will likely permeate the discussions at the upcoming Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS), hosted by the Kingdom of the Netherlands in The Hague on 16 and 17 April.


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