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The Hague, Netherlands
September 9th, 2013

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About this event

The event focused on the amazing personal stories of each of the nine invited speakers and how their experiences collectively shape the future peace and justice.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Vithika Yadav
    A human rights advocate passionate about developing an open and honest discussion around sexual knowledge in India. She is the Head of Indian Operations for Love Matters, a web and mobile site that openly addresses conversations about safe and satisfying sex.
  • Michael Liu
    Founder and Secretary-General of the Chinese Initiative on International Criminal Justice, an initiative dedicated to representing victims at the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia. This team of lawyers from Mainland China is the first to appear at international tribunals.
  • Hadi Marifat
    He is the co-founder of an NGO dedicated to promoting democracy and human rights in Afghanistan. He has assisted in the development of the Memory Box Initiative, a program created in conjunction with victims of war, to remember those who lost their lives in various conflicts that define Afghanistan’s violent past.
  • Theodor Meron
    President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). He is also the Presiding Judge of the Appeals Chambers of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the ICTY.
  • Iduvina Hernandez
    A journalist and civic rights activist heavily involved in the on-going case of former head of state, Efrain Rios Montt, who is standing trial for genocide. She is the director of an NGO working to reduce impunity and improve the democratic process in Guatemala.
  • Neal Katyal
    An American lawyer and law professor at Georgetown, whose legal work has dramatically changed the U.S government’s policy on enemy combatants, the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and the application of the Geneva Conventions in US civilian and military courts.
  • Jean-Paul Samputu
    A survivor of the Rwanda genocide. He is singer, songwriter, and musician, travelling the world promoting peace and reconciliation.
  • Hauwa Ibrahim
    A human rights advocate and lawyer, internationally known for her defense of Amina Lawal and also Safiya Hussaini, a woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery. She has written various published pieces addressing practical and theoretical challenges of protecting women’s right under Sharia law.
  • Faisal Attrache
    A film student whose work has received massive international attention. His documentary film and humanitarian project Walk-Ins Welcome: Stories of Syrian Refugee Barbers, is said to have increased international understanding of refugee life and the Syrian crisis in general.

Venue and Details

Carnegieplein 2
The Hague, 2517KJ
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Organizer 196216

Micah Thorner
Den Haag / The Hague, Netherlands

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Janet Anderson
Sofia Gerards
Hague Academic Coalition
Ingrid DeBeer
City of the Hague
Catarina Gomes
Gabriella Lambert
Speaker Liaison
Melissa Leeworthy
Hague Academic Coalition