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Albright presents Nigerian President Buhari with Commission Report

21 Jul 2015  |  by Hague Institute Staff

Madeleine Albright, the former U.S. Secretary of State, met with the new President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Washington, D.C. and presented him with Confronting the Crisis in Global Governance, the new report from the Commission on Global Security, Justice and Governance.

Opening Workshop in Rwanda for the ‘Employment for Stability' Project

A construction project in Kigali, Rwanda. Such projects can be an important driver for employment.
20 Jul 2015  |  by Tom Buitelaar,  Dr. David Connolly and Fabienne Smith

From 7th – 8th July 2015, The Hague Institute, together with its partner organizations - INES-Ruhengeri, PACCI, and UNU-MERIT- and a range of stakeholders and experts completed the first workshop for the project, “Employment for Stability - Does Opportunity Reduce Instability? A Meta-Analysis of Skills and Employment Interventions in LMICs”. Funded by the Netherlands Research Council (NWO), this two-year project will critically explore the relationship between employment, training and stability in low- and middle-income countries.


Twenty Years after Srebrenica, Diverging Narratives are an Obstacle to Reconciliation

17 Jul 2015  |  by Tom Buitelaar and Dr. Aaron Matta


During the fall of Srebrenica, more than 8.000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were executed by Bosnian Serbs under the leadership of Ratko Mladic, in what has been deemed genocide by both the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Court of Justice. A much larger number of women and girls were the victims of sexual violence and left without their beloved ones. 


Interview with Researcher Agnese Macaluso on the Nuclear Deal with Iran

Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
15 Jul 2015  |  by Hague Institute Staff

In light of the Nuclear agreement reached on 14 July 2015 between the Permanent Members of the Security Council, Germany and Iran, we interviewed Researcher Agnese Macaluso of The Hague Institute. She has written a Working Paper on the Iran sanctions and is part of the Conflict Prevention Program.

President of Freedom House Mark P. Lagon Takes Stock of Global Freedom

Hague Institute Photo
10 Jul 2015  |  by Zita Christoffersen


On 6 July, The Hague Institute for Global Justice welcomed the President of Freedom House, Mark P. Lagon, for a lecture on Assessing Civil and Political Liberties Globally, including a presentation of the main findings of the Freedom in the World 2015 report. Mr. Lagon highlighted two important trends that curtail freedom in the world today. The first trend is the brazen tactics of authoritarian regimes, who increasingly use coercive means and find it unnecessary to pay lip-service to the human rights discourse. The other trend is the spread of terrorism, which in itself violates the fundamental human rights of victims, but which may also cause governments to adopt anti-terrorism measures that limit the freedom of the whole population.


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