Conflict and Fragility
What is it all about?
The Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Department for Stabilization and Humanitarian Aid and The Pathfinders’ Task Force on Justice will convene a public consultation for justice experts from civil society and justice institutions to provide input into the Task Force report, which will be reviewed at The Hague Justice Task Force Conference in February 2019. The consultation will also provide a networking opportunity for justice and rule of law experts, generate interest for the findings and recommendations of the Task Force report, and build momentum towards the February conference.
The consultation, titled The Big Think on Justice, will be held on 15 November in The Hague.
The day will start with an opening plenary on ‘Making the Case’ for Justice, led by the Pathfinders team, after which the invitees will break out into four thematic working groups, each led by designated partners. In order to solicit input from civil society experts and practitioners that can best be taken up into the Task Force report, break out discussions will be organized around the themes under the ‘What Works’ focus of the Task Force.
- Innovating and Investing in Justice (HiiL)
- Justice for Women (UN Women, IDLO)
- Transitional Justice (ICTJ)
- Justice as Prevention (OHCHR, to be confirmed)
Each participant will be able to join the discussions on two of these four themes, according to their own expertise and preference. For each working group, 2-3 group leaders will be responsible for organizing and moderating the break-out sessions. These leaders will be the authors of the thematic reports, representatives of the organisations leading the working group and high-level thematic experts. The participants will rotate once to a second thematic discussion, while the group leaders will stay with their respective thematic groups.
Due to the very limited number of spaces available for this conference, registration will take place on the basis of selection. Using the registration form, applicants can apply for a spot at the Conference. The organisers will collect and review all registrations, and inform those attendees selected to participate by 5 November.