On Friday 6th of October, Clingendael Academy in cooperation with former Ambassador for the international organisations in the Netherlands H.E. Nora Stehouwer-van Iersel, organised the second Diplomatic seminar on The Hague as International City of Peace and Justice.
The seminar was geared towards diplomats newly posted in the Hague and working closely with the many legal institutions. Not only did this year's seminar provide the 35 diplomats who attended, a useful introduction to the legal and international institutions based in the Hague, they also had the opportunity to engage in a lively discussion with Ms. Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.
Ms. Fatou Bensouda spoke and discussed the work of her Office, the ICC and the important role diplomats have in contributing and working towards justice. The afternoon was finalised by intensive speed dating sessions with representative of the PCA, OPCW, HCCH and ICTY which allowed for the diplomats to engage and connect with those that they will be working with in the coming years.