March 24, 2017

Uzbekistan celebrated Navruz at OPCW

H.E. Ambassador Mr. Hamid Ali Rao and Mr.Karomiddin Gadoev, Charge d’Affaires a.i of the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan.   By Rangarajan Anguswamy. A colourful Navruz reception was hosted at the OPCW premises on Thursday, 23rd March 2017. Navruz, signifies the “Festival of Spring, Renewal and Peace in Uzbekistan”. It also marks the beginning of the new year. The reception was jointly hosted by The Charge d’Affaires a.i of the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Mr. Karomiddin Gadoev and the Deputy Director-General of OPCW, H.E. Ambassador Mr. Hamid Ali Rao. Speaking first and welcoming the audience, Mr. Rao…

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Special Diplomats’ Meet and Greet

Pictured, H.E. Mr. Adam M.J. Sadiq, Ambassador of Sri Lanka, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Belal , Ambassador of Bangladesh, Ms Abir Ali, Chargé d’affair of Lebanon,  H.E. Andrea Gustovic Ercegovac, Ambassador of Croatia , H.E. I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja, Ambassador of Indonesia, H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Inomata, Ambassador of Japan, H.E. Vjosa Dobruna, Ambassador of Kosovo, H.E. J.S. Mukul, Ambassador of India, , H.E. Magzhan Ilyassov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan, H.E. Konstantine Surguladze, Ambassador of the Republic of Georgia.and Roy Lie A Tjam, Diplomat Magazine.   By Joe Ray. Senior diplomats from more than a dozen countries gathered at…

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Mechanism welcomes Judges’ Assistants from the Tanzanian Judiciary

Arusha, 21 March 2017 -The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (“MICT” or “Mechanism”) received a delegation of Judges’ Assistants from the Judiciary of the United Republic of Tanzania at the Mechanism’s Arusha Branch premises on Friday, 17 March 2017. The visit was part of a 3-day training programme on the drafting of legal documents and legal research facilitated by JEYAX Development and Training, a non-governmental institution.  Representatives of the Mechanism’s President, Prosecutor and Registrar welcomed the Judges’ Assistants and briefed the delegation on the mandates and functions of the Mechanism and the roles and responsibilities of their respective organs, in…

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Sixth Shabtai Rosenne Memorial Lecture

Pictured Alan Stephens, Director of Research of the Clemens Nathan Research Centre, London. By Rangarajan Anguswamy. The sixth Shabtai Rosenne Memorial lecture was held at the Peace Palace Academy Building on the 20th of March 2017. The Lecture was delivered by Dr. Tal Becker, Legal adviser, Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This was followed by a panel discussion with eminent luminaries taking part in it. H.E. Judge Julia Sebutinde, H.E Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis and Professor Malcolm N. Shaw QC were on the panel. For additional Kim Vermaat’s pictures, please open the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/121611753@N07/albums/72157678278193404 H.E. Judge Julia Sebutinde is…

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49th Independence Day of Mauritius

On the picture Ugandan Ambassador Mirjam Blaak greeting Ambassador Dillum Haymandoyal (Mauritius to the EU, ACP Group and Benelux countries) and spouse. 13 March 2017, Residence of Mauritius in Brussels:  HE Ambassador Dillum Haymandoyal hosted a reception commemorating the 49th anniversary of independence of his country, and 25th anniversary as a republic.  Independence Day, is marked yearly on 12 March  highlighting the 1968’s adoption of a constitution in Mauritius as well as the end of British colonial rule. Officially the country became at the time a Commonwealth realm sharing HM Queen Elizabeth II as “Queen of Mauritius” until 1992, when a republic was proclaimed. The country…

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Preserving the dignity regained

International Women’s Day celebration in the Netherlands The Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in The Hague in collaboration with the Rwandan Community in the Netherlands, celebrated International Women’s Day on the 18th March under the theme ‘Preserving the Dignity Regained’. Internationally, it was celebrated under the theme ‘Be Bold for Change’. This occasion brought more than 200 guests from several dignitaries together including ambassadors, civil societies in the Netherlands, Rwandan diaspora and friends of Rwanda. The gathering served as a platform to reflect on the achievements registered so far, the challenges and the way forward in regards to women…

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Diamonds; it’s all about carat colour, clarity & cut

Among the group we can see H.E. Mrs. Rosa Batoréu, Ambassador of Portugal, H.E. Mrs. Sabine Nölke, Ambassador of Canada, Mrs. Reem Mufleh, spouse of the Ambassador of Jordan, Mrs. Tatiana Delvalle spouse of the Ambassador of Panama, Mrs. Mrs. Midori Inomata, spouse of the Ambassador of Japan, Mrs. Maja Christina Steenwijk – Groot, Mr Joao Goncalves, Mrs. Nataliia Tymoshenko, spouse of the Ambassador of Ukraine, H.E. Mr Olexander Horin, Ambassador of Ukraine, H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Inomata, Ambassador of Japan, H.E. Mr. Adam M.J. Sadiq, Ambassador of Sri Lanka, Mrs. Mita Mukul, spouse of the Ambassador of India, Mrs Rusdijana…

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Marc Rutte overwhelming victory

Prime Minister Mark Rutte visiting  Israel  in 2013 to launch bilateral cooperation forums. Diplomat Magazine would like to warmly congratulate Primer Minister Mark Rutte for his overwhelming victory at yesterday’s election in the Netherlands. Mark Rutte Chief of the Liberal-Conservative Government of the Netherlands, clearly won the elections after four years of economic recuperation in a more fragmented, populist and Eurosceptic scenario than ever. The result of his election is an inspiration for supporters of a prosperous and tolerant Europe. Rutte (The Hague, 1967) was prime minister for the first time in October 2010, elected after the failure of the…

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Czech Evening of Romantic Songs

Duo Karolina Janu (soprano) and Justyna Jarzab (piano). By Roy Lie A Tjam. The Embassy of the Czech Republic in collaboration with the Czech Centre in The Hague hosted an evening of romantic songs at the residence of H.E. Ms. Jana Reinisová, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Netherlands on 7 March 2017. A highlight of the evening was the piano – soprano duo Karolina Janu (Czech, soprano) and Justyna Jarzab (Poland, piano). Both artists are holders of master degrees in their respective domains, obtained in Prague and Krakow respectively. Justyna currently works in Delft and Scheveningen. The ladies…

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ICC President meets with UN Secretary-General

ICC President Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi meeting with UN Secretary-General António Guterres on 15 March 2017 in New York © UN Photo/Rick Bajornas. ICC President meets with UN Secretary-General António Guterres in New York Yesterday, 15 March 2017, the President of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”), Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, met with the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Mr António Guterres at the UN headquarters in New York. It was their first meeting since Mr Guterres was appointed as Secretary-General. During the meeting, President Fernández expressed the Court’s appreciation for the UN’s strong and…

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