November 19, 2017

VII Iberoamerican Week of International Justice

On the picture, Professor Hector Olasolo during his speech, Peace Palace, The Hague.

On Wednesday 31st May, the Opening Ceremony for the VI Ibero-American Week of International Justice will take place at the Peace Palace.

H.E. Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, President of the International Criminal Court, H.E. Ambassador Sergio Ugalde, Vicepresident of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court, H.E. Ambassador Johan Van der Werff, Ambassador of the Netherlands to International Organisations, and Prof. Héctor Olasolo, Chairman of the Ibero-American Institute of The Hague for Peace, Human Rights and International Justice (IIH) will be the speakers of such an occassion.

Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi, President of the International Criminal Court.

Since 2011, the Ibero-American Week of International Justice is organised each year during the first ten days of June by the IIH. It has the the institutional support of the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the Hague Municipality, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the University of The Hague for Applied Sciences, the Grotious Center for International Studies, the TMC Asser Institute, the Hague Academic Coalition, the Embassies of several Ibero-American States, the General Ibero-American Secretariat, the Coalition for the ICC and a number of Ibero-American Universities and organisations.

According to Prof. Hector Olasolo, IIH Chairman, “the aim of the Ibero-American Week is to create a space in which academics, international and national state officials, members of civil society, students, and the general public at large, coming from the countries in the Ibero-American region and the Netherlands, may exchange their views and initiatives on International Justice. Likewise, it aims to promote a deeper knowledge and a better understanding of Hague-based International Court, Tribunals and Organisations”.

The Ibero-American Week is comprised of a number of events in Spanish, with some lectures in Portuguese, including a Moot Court on the International Criminal Court, an Essay Contest on International Justice, a Seminar on Ibero-American Thinking  on International Justice, a Research Group on the Ibero-American Epistemological Perspective on Justice, a guided tour to the historical buildings of the City of The Hague, and several visits to Hague-based International Courts, Tribunals and Organisations. Translation into English is provided for some of the activities.

H.E. Hector Horacio Salvador, Ambassador of Argentina and H.E. Philippe Couvreur, Registrar of the International Court of Justice.

On the occassion of its VII Edition, the I Polyphonic Day of International Justice, which will deal with issues concerning international law (private, public and criminal) with speakers from different geographic areas (Africa, Arab countries, China, Ibero-America, Iran and Russia), will take place at the Hague University for Applied Sciences (HHS).

The I Polyphonic Day aims at bringing together and debating the views and perspectives of academics and professionals coming from the said geographic regions. As you can see in the attached Programme, the I Polyphonic Day on International Justice is organised by the Ibero-American Institute of The Hague (IIH) as part of the VII Ibero-American Week of International Justice, in partnership with a number of partners including the The HSS, The Hague Project for Peace and Justice of the Foreign Ministry of The Netherlands, the African Foundation for International Law, the Chinese Initiative on International Law (CIIL), the Center for International and Comparative Criminal Law of Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Iranian Center for International Criminal Law, The United Nations University for Peace, the University of El Rosario (Colombia), the Hague Academic Coalition, the Coalition for the International Criminal Law, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Tirant lo Blanch Publishers, the International Law Student Association (ILSA) at the HHS and the Corax Student Association at the HHS.

H.E. Judge Mr. Ronny Abraham, President of the International Court of Justice.

The I Polyphonic Day will be hosted at the Aula  of the Hague University of Applied Sciences, located at Johanna Westerdijkplein 75 (just behind Holland Spoors Train Station), 2521 EN The Hague, on Wednesday 7th June 2017 from 10h30 to 19h30. All readers of Diplomats Magazine are invited to attend the I Polyphonic Day. For registration you only need to write an email to: inscripcionesiih@gmail.com by 2nd June 2017.

The I Polyphonic Day will be followed from 20h00 to 21h30 by a Hague Talks Session on Diversity and International Law organised by the Hague Programme on Peace and Justice of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This Session will take place in The Humanity House located at Prinsengracht 8 from.

Ambassadors of Chile, Brazil and Bolivia.

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For more information in general the contact email is: inscripcionesiih@gmail.com .

News and update about the IIH and all events of the VII Ibero-American Week of International justice may be found on:

IIH Web Site: http://www.iberoamericaninstituteofthehague.org/

IIH Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012360003751

IIH Twitter: https://twitter.com/InstitutoIIH

IIH Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQniR5puGjKYrTPN2wRygyQ

See also the web site of the Hague University for Applied Sciences at: www.the hagueuniversity.com

 

 

 

 

 

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