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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

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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.

 

International Conference on Sustainable Development in the Jordan Valley

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18 Nov 2014  |  by Patrick Huntjens

 

From 9-12 November 2014 an international conference on Sustainable Development in the Jordan Valley took place at the Dead Sea, Jordan, organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), EcoPeace Middle East and the Global Nature Fund (GNF). The Conference was attended by more than 150 participants, including various high ranking officials from the World Bank, EU, bilateral donor agencies (e.g. USAID, SIDA, Netherlands and Swiss Development Cooperation), national authorities from Israel, Jordan and Palestine Territories and local non-governmental stakeholders. 

 

The Hague Institute Hosts Policy Roundtable on Climate Governance, Adaptation and Technological Responses

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11 Nov 2014  |  by Manuella Appiah and Elko Brummelman

 

On 6 November, The Hague Institute for Global Justice hosted a policy roundtable on the theme, The Road to Lima: Climate Governance, Adaptation and Technological Responses. As part of The Hague Roundtable series, it offered an informal platform for policy makers, academics, civil society organizations and representatives of international organizations active in the field of climate change governance to share experiences and propose solutions to tackle the impact of climate change across the globe and to adapt to its effects in an equitable fashion. 

 

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