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The Director of Europol, Rob Wainwright, joined senior clergymen and police officers from 20 countries, as well as victims of modern-day slavery, at a conference hosted by the Vatican’s Academy of Sciences on April 9 and 10 focused on combating human trafficking. The conference facilitated the building of a new international alliance between the police community and religious leaders to bring to an end all forms of modern slavery.
On the occasion of the award of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize to the OPCW, the Director-General would like to recognise the contributions of former staff members of the Preparatory Commission and the Technical Secretariat by giving them a certificate for this historic achievement.
The Hague Justice Portal today announced an agreement with Colette O'Donovan to lead its Gender Project. The Hague Justice Gender Project will focus on raising awareness of issues and events specifically relating to gender in international law and beyond. Colette is a lawyer who qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and has an LL.M in Public International Law from Leiden University.
At a meeting of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE Committee) on 1 April 2014, the President of Eurojust, Michèle Coninsx, presented the Annual Report on Eurojust’s activities in 2013
On April 7 and 8, 2014, the PCA will host practice moots to prepare students for the Twenty First Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna from April 12 to 17, 2014. The practice moots will be held at the PCA’s facilities in the Peace Palace.