WHAT IS THE HAGUE SYMPOSIUM?

 

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We are professionalizing “Post-Conflict” transitions.

Like you, we understand that transitioning a society from conflict to stability is the hardest single task facing our field.  Where others have failed, our graduates will succeed.

Location:  The Hague, The Netherlands
Dates:  July 12 – August 9, 2014

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Over a four-week period this summer in The Hague, 20 of the foremost political leaders, scholars, practitioners, and advocates will train 55 emerging leaders from around the world in transitional justice skills and pragmatic peacebuilding work.  The symposium provides a unique opportunity to learn directly from top decision makers in the field and experts at the international tribunals about the multifaceted challenges and demands of a post-conflict society, including security, development, governance, and social well-being.  Participants gain a broad understanding of concepts, controversies and institutions surrounding the implementation of international justice through experiential learning activities and case studies. They also critically examine the historical experiences of other tribunals, hybrid courts, and truth commissions in addressing grave crimes and providing redress for victims. In light of the continuing tumult of the “Arab Spring” and the increasing reach and importance of the International Criminal Court, this training could not be more timely or necessary.

All participants will receive a Post-Graduate Certificate in “Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice” upon completion of the course.  Participants  who choose to undertake additional rigorous assignments will have the opportunity to earn a  Post-Graduate Certificate in “Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice with Distinction.”    In addition, qualified participants may apply to earn graduate-level LLM course credit from the Grotius Center for International Legal Studies at the University of Leiden, one of the world’s premier graduate schools for international law.

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2014 Keynote Speaker: Emmanuel Jal

Born in the war-torn region of Southern Sudan, Emmanuel Jal was born into the life of child soldier. Through unbelievable struggles, Emmanuel managed to survive and emerge as a world-famous recording artist. In December 2010, Jal released We Want Peace to campaign for peace, protection, and justice for all in Sudan.  Participants at The Hague Symposium will have direct access to Emmanuel, as well as an impressive cadre of world class speakers and trainers.  To learn more about Emmanuel, visit his website at http://www.emmanueljal.com/

 

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