THE CONFERENCE

Established in 2010, the Amsterdam Dialogue is a high-level conference on peace and justice in situations of violent conflict. Organised by the Dialogue Advisory Group, Human Rights Watch and International Crisis Group, the conference brings together peace mediators, human rights advocates and senior officials, including the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

Mediators and human rights advocates share the general goal of working towards peace and justice. While mediators give priority to resolving conflict, human rights advocates give priority to accountability for human rights abuses. The Amsterdam Dialogue aims to provide a forum for finding common ground between these two objectives. Over the years a structured dialogue has been created that seeks to bridge differences, deepen understanding, and strengthen cooperation between those striving to achieve peace as well as justice.

FORMER PARTICIPANTS

Louise Arbour

Former President and CEO of International Crisis Group and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Fatou Bensouda

Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

Stef Blok

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Agnes Callamard

UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions

Radhika Coomaraswamy

Former UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict

Jan Egeland

Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council

Russell Feingold

Former United States Special Envoy to the Great Lakes and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, former US Senator

Pablo de Greiff

Former UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence

Martin Griffiths

UN Special Envoy for Yemen, and former Executive Director of the European Institute for Peace

Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Former International Crisis Group President and CEO

Emrullah İşler

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey

Sergio Jaramillo Caro

Former High Commissioner for Peace, Colombia

Hilde Frafjord Johnson

Former Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to South Sudan and former Norwegian Minister 

Angela Kane

Former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs

Luis Moreno Ocampo

Former Prosecutor of the ICC

Temir Porras Ponceleon

Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela

Kenneth Roth

Executive Director at Human Rights Watch

Michele Sison

Former Deputy Representative of the United States to the UN

Álvaro de Soto

Former UN Envoy to El Salvador, Cyprus, Israel/Palestine

Hesham Youssef

Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

 

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