April 20, 2019

Global norms against impunity for atrocity crimes

ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, participates in the Munich Security Conference high-level discussions much-needed attention on accountability for atrocity crimes.

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Venezuela’s diplomatic relations across the globe

Venezuela’s domestic and international situation,Yvan Gil, Venezuelan Deputy Foreign Minister for Europe,

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Mechanism Registrar Olufemi Elias on official visit to Serbia

Registrar Olufemi Elias. The Hague, 29 January 2019 – The Registrar of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism), Mr. Olufemi Elias, will be on an official visit to Belgrade, Serbia, from 29 to 31 January 2019. As part of the visit, Registrar Elias will hold meetings with Serbian Minister of Justice, Ms. Nela Kuburović, to discuss the ongoing cooperation between the Mechanism and the Serbian authorities, as well as the possible establishment of an information centre on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in Belgrade.  Registrar Elias will also meet with the President of the Appellate…

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A Baltic Hike: Lithuania Statehood Restoration Day Celebration 2019

Sounds from Lithuania by the choir Exicon. By Roy Lie Atjam. The Hague, 13 February 2019, the Lithuanian style  concert was followed by a reception. The occasion,  celebrating  Lithuania’s “Restoration-Statehood “(February 1918) The Lutheran church in  The Hague served as a backdrop for the festivities.The event was attended by Ambassadors from the Philippines, Thailand, South Korea, Belarus, Kuwait just to mention some, as well as by the diaspora from the Baltic states and others. After an impressive life rendition of the Lithuanian- and Dutch national anthem by organist Liga Vilmane, H.E.Vidmantas Purlys delivered his welcome address. My wife Dita and I would like to warmly…

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Philippe Couvreur has stepped down

Philippe Couvreur has stepped down International Court of Justice.

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Mechanism’s Principals hold diplomatic briefing in The Hague

International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals briefing diplomatic corps in The Hague, president Carmel Agius

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ICC hosts launch of International Gender Champions Network’s new ‘Den Haag Hub’

Gender Champions, at International Criminal Court.

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Camerlengo appointed in the Holy See 

Bishop Kevin Farrell, Image by Andrew Incowtown. 14 February 2019, Holy See: Bishop of Rome, Franciscus I, appointed the Irish-American Cardinal Kevin Farrell as the new “camerlengo”, that is, the prelate who runs the Holy See in the interregnum between the death or resignation of a pontiff, and the election of a new one.  Cardinal Farrell, 71, was in born in Ireland and is the highest-ranking United Stater at the papal household. He succeeded the French cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, who passed away in July 2018.  The camerlengo, or chamberlain, acts as a sort of regent during the Holy See’s vacancy, and matters related…

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Uruguay, Vin d’Honneur at Ambassador’s Residence

Ambassador Laura Dupuis Uruguay career diplomat in Netherlands

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A Portrait of Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Austrian Residence

Austrian Ambassador Heidemaria Gürer of Austria focus was on American-Austrian composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold and his opera “Die tote Stadt”

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