THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
On June 10th 2011 the inauguration of The Hague Institute for Global Justice will be held in the Ridderzaal in The Hague. The event will be attended by dignitaries such as Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet, Madeleine Albright and Joschka Fischer. The Hague Institute for Global Justice is a new, first-class international institute and an independent knowledge centre in the field of international justice, peace, security and social and economic developments. The Institute aims to give concrete answers to international issues regarding situations in which the absence of law and justice causes political, military, social and economic instability and inequality. The Institute will do this by combining the best international academic knowledge from various disciplines and actors, geographic and cultural perspectives.
The Institute is established by The Hague Academic Coalition (Carnegie Foundation, Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael, ISS Erasmus University, Leiden University Campus The Hague and Grotius Centre, The Hague University of Applied Sciences and the TMC Asser Instituut), The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, The Hague Conference on Private International Law and the Municipality of The Hague, with support from the national government of The Netherlands.
13:00 Welcome by Jozias van Aartsen, Interim Chairman of The Hague Institute for Global Justice Board of Governors and Mayor of The Hague
13:05 Speech by Maxime Verhagen, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands and Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation
13:20 Clarification of the content of the programme of The Hague Institute for Global Justice by Prof Nico Schrijver, Interim Dean of the Institute
13:30 Panel discussion with Madeleine Albright, Chair of The Hague Institute for Global Justice Advisory Council and former US Secretary of State, Louise Fresco, professor at the University of Amsterdam and former Assistant Director-General of Agriculture at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, Kamal Hossain, former Minister of Law and Foreign Affairs in Bangladesh and former UN Special Rapporteur regarding the human rights situation in Afghanistan.
14:15 Conclusion of the discussion and opportunity for interviews with guests and representatives of The Hague Institute for Global Justice in the Ridderzaal
Representatives of the media are welcome to attend the opening. After the programme there will be an opportunity to speak with the initiators of the institute and guests.
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