A Random Sign-Up.

by Mariam Metwally, Egypt  When I randomly signed up to write a blog on the 16th of August, I had no idea that I will be writing about, in my opinion, one of the most influencing, [...]

The Heat Is On.

By Lyn Drummond, Australia The second day of the three day simulation was a very long one. It started just after midnight, then 2am, and 4am as negotiators were hauled from their beds to find out [...]

Transitioning Kanrayistan – Day 1.

by Ana Valeria, Bolivia After an almost sleepless night, partially because of the reading, partially because of the geek inside anxiously awaiting 8 a.m., and surely the thought of maybe not living up to the standards of [...]

Jumping Into Action.

by Ruth Murambadoro, Zimbabwe Week four of the Hague Symposium mark the crux of the 30days in Den Haag. Monday's short-course on negotiation came to the test in yesterday's activities as participants had to constantly [...]

IPSI Peacemakers’ Journey at the Heart of the ICC.

by Pierre A. Ahouré, Cote d’Ivoire The 15th day of our Symposium began with a visit to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in TheHague. We began our visit to the heart of the ICC premises under [...]

Unfinished Business.

 by, Tina Svalina, Bosnia and Herzegovina Dr. Valerie Rosoux opened our minds and touched our hearts through her presentation  about memory, reconciliation and memorialization. She was able to incorporate all of our ideas  into a structured discussion [...]

A Day At The STL.

by Isa Bello, Nigeria Today, the Symposium spent the day at the Special Tribunal For Lebanon (STL). The Special Court is indeed unique. It is borne out of an agreement between the Lebanese government and the United [...]

A Healthy Dose of Cynicism.

by Yooree Lee, Australia 'I'm having a cynical day today', is what I jotted down in my notepad as I sat down to listen to those working within the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. And it soon became [...]

A Voice For The Victims.

by Karabo Rajuili, South Africa It’s the third week of classes, and second week of tribunal site visits. On the back of visits to the International Court for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), and the Special Court [...]

Which Justice? What Justice? Who’s Justice?

by Saskia Nauenberg, United States of America The story of Sierra Leone’s rebel leader Issa Sesay left many of us conflicted: Was it fair? What sentence should he have received? Does the Special Court of Sierra Leone positively [...]

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