Amsterdam Dialogue 2018

7 & 8 May

Amsterdam Dialogue 2018

Agenda day 1, Monday 7 May. West-Indisch Huis, Amsterdam

 

12:15 – 13:15              Tea, coffee & light lunch

 

13:15 – 13:30             Opening plenary

  • Fleur Ravensbergen (Assistant Director, Dialogue Advisory Group)
  • Richard Dicker (Director, International Justice Program, Human Rights Watch)
  • Joost Hiltermann (Programme Director, MENA, International Crisis Group)

 

13:30 – 13:50             Introduction by Ram Manikkalingam (Director, Dialogue Advisory Group)

13:30 – 13:50             Speech on Libya and Track II Dialogues

  • Stef Blok (Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands)

 

13:50 – 15:15             Plenary session: Q&A with the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

  • Fatou Bensouda (Prosecutor, International Criminal Court)
  • Moderator: Radhika Coomaraswamy (Member of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation)

 

15:15 – 15:30             Tea & coffee

 

15:30 – 17:00             Parallel break-out sessions:

 

Iraq

  • Harith Hasan Al-Qarawee (Senior Research Fellow, Central European University)
  • Ahila Sornarajah (Legal Affairs, UK Mission to the UN)
  • Moderator: Fleur Ravensbergen (Assistant Director, Dialogue Advisory Group)

 

Afghanistan

  • Hameed Hakimi (Asia-Pacific Programme Research Associate, Chatham House)
  • Patricia Gossman (Senior Researcher on Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch)
  • Moderator: Kate Clark (Co-Director, Afghanistan Analysts Network)

 

17:00 – 18:30             Plenary session: Libya

  • Video conference with Ghassan Salamé (Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya)
  • Roland Friedrich (Chief, Joint Analysis and Reporting Hub, United Nations Support Mission in Libya)
  • Ousama Assed (Director, Libya Center for Strategic and Future Studies)
  • Moderator: Mary Fitzgerald (Consultant on Libya, International Crisis Group)

 

18:30 – 19:30            Reception & book presentation

  • Presentation of “The Peacemakers Paradox: Pursuing Justice in the Shadow of Conflict” (Routledge, 2018) by Priscilla Hayner (UN Standby Team of Mediation Experts)

 

19:30                           Dinner at restaurant Bordewijk

 

 

 

Agenda day 2, Tuesday 8 May

 

08:45 – 09:00              Arrival at venue

 

09:00 – 10:30             Plenary session: Colombia

  • Sergio Jaramillo Caro (Ambassador of Colombia to Belgium & former High Commissioner for Peace)
  • Fabrizio Hochschild (UN Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination in Executive Office)
  • Moderator: Idun Tvedt (Norwegian Special Envoy to the Philippines)

 

10:30 – 11:00               Tea & coffee

 

11:00 – 12:30                Parallel break-out sessions:

 

Venezuela

  • Temir Porras Ponceleon (Visiting professor, Sciences Po and former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela)
  • Moderator: Sebastian Weinmann (Programme Associate, Dialogue Advisory Group)

 

Myanmar

  • Radhika Coomaraswamy (Member of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation)
  • Anagha Neelakantan (Asia Program Director, International Crisis Group)
  • Moderator: Leoni Cuelenaere (Ambassador of the Netherlands to Bangladesh)

 

12:30  – 13:30               Lunch

 

13:30 – 15:00              Parallel break-out sessions:

 

The Basque model of disarmament

  • Aracelly Santana (Former Deputy UN SRSG for Nepal and member of the International Verification Commission)
  • Paul Ríos (Former coordinator of Lokarri)
  • Moderator: Juan Garrigues (Special Adviser, Dialogue Advisory Group)

 

Accountability in the aftermath of armed conflict

  • Mano Tittawella (Secretary General, Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms, Sri Lanka)
  • Richard Dicker (Director, International Justice Program, Human Rights Watch)
  • Moderator: Marieke Wierda (Rule of Law Policy Coordinator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands)

 

15:00 – 15:30               Tea & coffee

 

15:30 – 16:30              Conclusions & closing remarks

  • David Petrasek (Associate Professor, University of Ottawa)
  • Christian Wenaweser (Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the UN)

 

 

Date

3rd September 2018