News and Commentary

Putting Research to Work: Brown Paper Bag

The ubiquitous brown paper bag.
23 Feb 2015  |  by Sieske Valk


In January 2015, The Hague Institute initiated new field work in Zanzibar. As part of the ‘Governance of Climate Adaptation in Small Island Developing States’ project, carried out under the Conflict Prevention Program, researcher Sieske Valk will spend 10 months collecting data and co-organizing multi-level stakeholder discussions to address best practices on the governance of climate adaptation in Zanzibar. 


Challenges and Opportunities for Regional Peacebuilding in the African Great Lakes

17 Feb 2015  |  by Hague Institute Staff


On Thursday 12 February, The Hague Institute for Global Justice, in partnership with the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), hosted a public event on the challenges and opportunities for regional peacebuilding in the Great Lakes region of Africa. 


Knowledge Sharing to Promote Peace

16 Feb 2015  |  by Hague Institute Staff


Recent developments in the quickly changing situation in Ukraine, the Middle East and Africa show the necessity of International Relations (IR) in understanding and improving global governance. This urgency is echoed by a team of five researchers from The Hague Institute for Global Justice who will speak during the 56th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, one of the biggest academic gatherings on International Relations in the world. 


International Criminal Justice in Ukraine

16 Feb 2015  |  by Tom Buitelaar


This is an updated version of the commentary which originally appeared on 14 January 2015.


The Minsk II-accord, which was struck last week by negotiators from Germany, France, Russia and both sides of the Ukrainian conflict, offered a glimmer of hope for a reduction of violence. However, even though in some areas a ceasefire has been implemented, intense fighting continues in other parts of Ukraine, especially around the contested town of Debaltseve. It shows that a significant number in both camps still has little faith that a negotiated compromise will put an end to the violence, which has already killed over 5,300 people. 


The Nexus between Statelessness and Human Trafficking

13 Feb 2015  On 13 February, the Institute welcomed authors Laura van Waas and Conny Rijken to discuss the methodology and findings of their two-year research project aimed at understanding the link between statelessness and increased vulnerability to human trafficking amongst the hill tribes in Northern Thailand.

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