September 19, 2018

Breaking News:

François Sénémaud for Syria -

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Marise Payne is Australia’s FM -

Thursday, September 13, 2018

President of the Assembly, O-Gon Kwon, reaffirming support for the ICC -

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Denmark’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Visits OPCW -

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Prosecutor on the arrest of five Accused in Rwanda -

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

OPCW confirm UK findings -

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Jordan against ICC decision -

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

US Special Envoy for North Korea -

Monday, August 27, 2018

Trump’s Special Envoy for Iran -

Monday, August 27, 2018

51st President of Paraguay inaugurated -

Monday, August 27, 2018

Indonesia Pasar Raya Second Edition 2018

Pasar Raya Indonesia 2018. On the picture H.E. Sheik Mohammed Belal, Ambassador of Bangladesh, Thailand Deputy Head of Mission, Ms. Tanyarat Mungkalarungsi , H.E. Ms. Ngo Thi Hoa, Ambassador of Viet Nam, H.E. Dr. Hisham Al-Alawi, Ambassador of Iraq, H.E. Ahmad Nazri Yusof, Ambassador of Malaysia, Ms. Marloes Borsboomand, Deputy Mayor of Rijswijk and H.E. I Gusti Wesaka Puja, Ambassador of Indonesia. By Roy Lie Atjam. Pasar Raya Indonesia has moved from Wassenaar and landed at the Broodfabriek in Rijswijk in 2017. This time around Pasar Raya Indonesia or PRI is part of the 73rd celebrations of Indonesia’ Independence. The PRI aims…

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I Maqom Festival in Shakhrisabz, Uzbekistan

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev – Picture by Uzbek presidency.   Thursday, 6 September 2018, Shakhrisabz, Qashqadaryo Region, Republic of Uzbekistan: Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev ceremoniously opened the first international maqom musical forum organized upon his own initiative in order to broadly promote the Uzbek national maqom art at home and abroad, and thereby highlight the pulchritudity and heritage linked to classical Uzbek music. The forum itself was preceded by large-scale preparations in the form of various exhibitions, academic round tables  dedicated to maqom. All in all, shows and sales of national musical instruments, clothes, handicrafts, works of fine and applied art, sculpture, art and…

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Déclaration du Président Meron en soutien à la CPI

La Haye, 13 September 2018 – Le Juge Theodor Meron, Président du Mécanisme international appelé à exercer les fonctions résiduelles des Tribunaux pénaux, a fait aujourd’hui la déclaration suivante : « Il y a près de deux mois, à l’occasion du vingtième anniversaire de l’adoption du Statut de Rome, j’ai eu l’opportunité d’exprimer mon profond attachement aux valeurs et aux objectifs qui sous-tendent ce Statut. Je souhaite réitérer aujourd’hui mon appui indéfectible au Statut de Rome et au système auquel il a donné naissance. Le système de Rome reflète le principe selon lequel mettre fin à l’impunité en matière de…

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First Liaison Prosecutor for Ukraine appointed at Eurojust

On 18 August 2018, Ms. Myroslava Krasnoborova took up her duties as Liaison Prosecutor for Ukraine at Eurojust. Before joining Eurojust, Ms Krasnoborova occupied the positions of Deputy Head of Department for International Legal Cooperation and Head of Division for International Cooperation of the Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) of Ukraine. In 2008, she joined the PGO as a prosecutor dealing with mutual legal assistance (MLA) cases. In her role as head of the relevant PGO divisions, she specialised in the transfer of criminal proceedings, asset recovery, international cooperation and the negotiation of international treaties, in addition to MLA. As Eurojust…

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Indonesia: Celebrating Independence, Friendship and Diversity

By Roy Lie Atjam. Diversity is not about how we differ, diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness (Maya Angelou)   The 73rd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia has been widely celebrated in the Netherlands. The Embassy of Indonesia in the Netherlands under the direction of H.E. Ambassador I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja has successfully organized various activities to mark this memorable day. Activities as an impressive Flag hoisting ceremony, Indonesian Flavour Festival, a Diplomatic reception, Pasar Ryan etc. The Diplomatic reception took place on the lawns of“ Wisma Duta” in Wassenaar, the official residence of the Ambassador…

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Michelle Bachelet becomes UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

María Fernanda Espinosa and Michelle Bachelet – Picture by UN 1 September 2018, UN: Michelle Bachelet hailing from Chile became the VII United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. She stepped in the shoes of predecessor, HRH Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Al Hussein, native of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Bachelet ended her second four-year term as President of Chile in March 2018, having already held the position between 2006 and 2010.  The first woman elected to Chile’s highest office, after her first term, she joined the United Nations as the first Executive Director of the newly established United Nations Entity…

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XV Informal meeting of German-speaking heads of state in Segl

XV informal meeting of German-speaking heads of state and spouses – Picture by the Belgian Monarchy. Thursday, 6 September 2018, Sils im Engadin/Segl, Canton of Graubünden, Swiss Confederation: Loyal to their annual tradition the heads of state of Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Belgium and Liechtenstein (acting head of state) were hosted by the Swiss Federal President Alain Berset to discuss topics of relevance. The visiting delegations arrived in the municipality of Sils im Engandin located in the Canton of the Grisons (Graubünden) for their informal welcome on Wednesday, 5 September, albeit the official programme began on 6 September with discussions rounds concerning the…

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Danish Foreign Minister visits Eurojust

From left to right: Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Anders Samuelsen, National Member for Germany, Klaus Meyer-Cabri, National Member for Denmark, Jesper Hjortenberg and the Danish Ambassador in the Netherlands, Mr Jens-Otto Horslund. © Eurojust. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Anders Samuelsen, met today at Eurojust’s headquarters in The Hague with Eurojust’s Vice President and National Member for Germany, Klaus Meyer-Cabri. The discussion centred on the future relationship between Denmark and Eurojust in view of the adoption and implementation of the new Eurojust Regulation. The Minister praised Eurojust’s contribution to the fight against serious cross-border organised crime, especially in…

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Iraq: viewed from a different aspect

H.E. Dr. Hisham Al – Alawi, Ambassador of Iraq with guests during performances. Fighting Terrorism with Culture By Roy Lie Atjam. The Hague, 5 September 2018. Under the auspices of H.E. Dr. Hisham Al-Alawi, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq, a cultural evening was organized at the Chancellery of Iraq in The Hague. Ambassador Al-Alawi cordially welcomed the diverse audience. He related there are various reasons for organizing a cultural evening. One is the latest success of Iraq Security forces in combating terrorism and barbarism. Culture (music) has the potential to promotes understanding. Iraq is not just a country of…

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ICC Jurisdiction over deportation of Rohingya’s from Myanmar to Bangladesh

ICC Pre-Trial Chamber I rules that the Court may exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh  Today, 6 September 2018, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court, composed of Judge Péter Kovács, Judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut and Judge Reine Adélaïde Sophie Alapini-Gansou, decided by majority that the Court may exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh. This ruling was delivered following a request submitted by the Prosecutor pursuant to article 19(3) of the Statute, who argued that, although the coercive acts underlying the alleged…

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