Calendar archive - Humanity House

Calendar archive

Event
Sun
20
Sep

HISTORYTELLERS: Meet the artists

In this exhibition three artists share their wartime family stories. Each artist communicates with another generation. Omar Imam presents a life-size sculpture of a gym ball he made for his daugh ...

Dialogue
Tue
10
Mar

Hague Talks: how do female judges stand up for equality?

HagueTalks
In the framework of International Women’s Day, HagueTalks will focus on advocating equality and justice for women. Three women judges from Middle Eastern countries will join us for an inspiring dialogue.
Event
Thu
05
Mar

International Women’s Day: She’s got the power

Hivos and Humanity House organize the event ‘She’s got the power’. Alongside the themes of gender equality and women’s rights we will alternate personal stories with performances.
Bubble Breaker
Fri
31
Jan

How does film raise awareness about migration and refugees?

Bubble breakers are pieces of art that break the social bubbles of its audience. In other words, the worldview of the audience is challenged by the presentation of alternative perspectives.
Panel Discussion
Wed
29
Jan

A one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestine conflict?

One State Foundation is an organisation focussing on an inclusive one a one-state solution concerning the Israeli-Palestine conflict. From the Palestinian and the Israeli perspective they will di ...

Discussion
Fri
10
Jan

The Things They Carry: Photography and Post-migration Trauma

For many of us, it is impossible to imagine the extreme and stressful events that migrants, refugees and immigrants have experienced. Omar Imam and Thana Faroq have found practices of healing through artistic craft.
Photography
Thu
19 Dec
2019

Scoop: How do memories shape our fears?

Scoop 2019
How do our memories shape our fears? Photographer Loulou d’Aki seeks an answer in Friend or foe and the Eastern sea so green. During the 4th edition of Scoop artist Yair Callender talks to the Swedish photographer.
Programme
Mon
09 Dec
2019

Hague Talks: Where do human rights begin?

It has been over 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been adopted. Still, many people all over the world still experience in their daily lives how much basic human rights ...

Panel discussion
Wed
04 Dec
2019

Gender equality: EU policy in the Great Lakes Region

In this panel discussion experts and activists discuss the practical results of EU's commitments to gender equality in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Panel Discussion
Tue
03 Dec
2019

Accountability for ISIS: victims’ rights first

Victims of ISIS crimes and activists from Iraq and Syria discuss the possibilities for reframing the debate of prosecuting ISIS criminals.
Debate
Mon
02 Dec
2019

The way forward: Syrian women about peace and security

What does the future of Syria look like? An important question that few people dared to ask during the long years of conflict, atrocious human rights violations and the invasion by the Islamic State.
Moviefestival
Fri
29 Nov
2019

Spotlight: Romania Film Festival

Between 27 November and 1 December, the fifth edition of Spotlight: Romania Film Festival will take place. The theme of this edition is film and identity.
Discussion
Tue
26 Nov
2019

D66: Covering the climate in the Middle East

How do countries in the Middle East deal with the challenges of climate change? Activists and experts from the region share their thoughts .
photography
Thu
21 Nov
2019

Scoop: Out-of-the-Way

Scoop 2019
No roads, limited access to electricity and temperatures up to -45 °C. A lifestyle impossible to imagine for us, but is a reality for the 130 inhabitants of Evenkis.
Moviefestival
Sun
17 Nov
2019

Iron Sky Festival 2019

Between 16 and 17 November, Iron Sky will host the second season of the Iron Sky Film Festival, exploring the rise of far-right extremism in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Moviefestival
Sat
16 Nov
2019

Iron Sky Festival 2019

Between 16 and 17 November, Iron Sky will host the second season of the Iron Sky Film Festival, exploring the rise of far-right extremism in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Panel Discussion
Thu
14 Nov
2019

The Blacklist: bringing Syrian war criminals to justice

Who is responsible for the war crimes in Syria? And what are the possibilities for bringing the perpetrators to justice? Experts and activists discuss the prospects for justice and accountability.
Lecture
Thu
31 Oct
2019

HILAC: Rules regulating war

Professor Michael A. Newton discusses the 1949 Geneva Conventions that regulate warfare. Which challenges arise in this day and age? Is the law still the same or did certain situations leave their mark?
Photography & Music
Thu
17 Oct
2019

Scoop: Playtime

Scoop 2019

It is a popular phenomenon: the digital detox. Why do we want to escape from the digital world? And what influence does this world have on our lives? With his photography project Playtime, photog ...

Lecture
Thu
17 Oct
2019

Handing her the mic: past, present and future of women in the Gulf

Four women from the Gulfstates will take the stage to reflect on societal changes and the shifting role of women in their region. From their expertise in the fields of politics, education, busine ...

Panel Discussion
Wed
16 Oct
2019

Fighting impunity: a victims’ perspective

In the aftermath of conflict or periods of large-scale human rights violations, societies must be rebuilt. Societies must be given time to heal, the rule of law must be restored and there must be ...

Art & Talks
Wed
09 Oct
2019

Invisible: The War after the War

During the program Invisible: The war after the war you hear personal stories from aid workers, from people who have experienced war and from international policy makers. Together they answer the ...

Lecture
Tue
01 Oct
2019

HILAC-lecture: Changing battlefields

At every HILAC-lecture a renowned legal expert elaborates on a specific challenge regarding humanitarian law in relation to war and discusses this topic with the audience. This time Robin Geiß w ...

Pop-Up Exhibition & Conversation
Thu
26 Sep
2019

Pop-up exhibition: Killing Culture

What are the consequences of denying, forgetting or manipulating the legacy of war in the Balkans? And how can memorials encourage dialogue about the legacy of war? We discuss these two questions ...

Open Air Cinema
Sun
22 Sep
2019

Open Air Cinema: ISIS, Tomorrow. The Lost Souls of Mosul

Just Peace 2019

One of the highlights of the Just Peace Festival every year is the open-air film screening in the beautiful garden of the Peace Palace. This year the shocking documentary ‘ISIS, Tomorrow. ...

Photography & Music
Wed
18 Sep
2019

Scoop: The United Soya Republic

Scoop 2019

For his United Soya Republic project, photographer Jordi Ruiz Cirera studied the soya industry in South America and its effect on local communities. He invites us to look through his lens in the ...

Personal Stories
Wed
18 Sep
2019

How can female leadership contribute to human rights?

HagueTalks

Is there a link between female leadership and upholding human rights? During this HagueTalks we will hear stories of three inspiring speakers from different countries in the Middle East and North ...

Talks
Mon
16 Sep
2019

From the ground up: Yemeni Women’s Participation in the Peace Process

Yemen is going through a fifth year of conflict. In the news you do not hear much about the conflict and even less about the Yemeni who strive for reconstruction of their country. During this pro ...

Movie
Thu
29 Aug
2019

The Border Fence

Open Air Cinema 2019

To stop refugees from entering the country, the Austrian government announced in 2016 that it would build a fence along the border area between Austria and Italy. In The Border Fence, director Ni ...

Movie
Thu
22 Aug
2019

Heartbound

Open Air Cinema 2019

This film is sold out Heartbound tells the story of lonely Danish men who marry Thai women. A moving and thoughtfully made documentary about immigration, intercultural marriage and the differenc ...

Movie
Thu
15 Aug
2019

Hamada

Open Air Cinema 2019

This film is sold out With lust for life, humour and unexpected situations, the documentary Hamada paints an unusual portrait of a group of young friends in a refugee camp in the middle of the S ...

Movie
Thu
08 Aug
2019

When the War Comes

Open Air Cinema 2019

Sorry, this event is sold out The documentary When the War Comes is about Peter from Slovakia, who worries about the future of his country. He spends his free time leading a paramilitary movemen ...

Personal Stories
Sat
03 Aug
2019

HagueTalks: ‘Five years on: How are women in the Yazidi community rebuilding after IS?’

HagueTalks

It’s been five years since the Yazidi community of Iraq was attacked by Islamic State (IS). On August 3, we will commemorate the attack with a special event at Humanity House where two brav ...

Movie
Thu
01 Aug
2019

SOLD OUT! Kabul, City in the Wind

Open Air Cinema 2019

The documentary Kabul, City in the Wind offers you a unique look at daily life in Kabul. The film follows the chauffeur Abas and the brothers Afshin and Benjamin. We watch them going about their ...

Interactive debate
Tue
25 Jun
2019

How far does the European identity extend?

Ten years ago, the Eastern Partnership was launched as an eastern part of the European Neighborhood Policy. This is a cooperation between the European Union and six former Soviet countries, namel ...

Conversation
Wed
12 Jun
2019

Venezuelan refugees in Curaçao

The political and economic crisis in Venezuela has led to one of the largest mass movements in South America’s history. Due to lack of food, medical care and future prospects, more than 3.4 ...

CANCELLED
Tue
11 Jun
2019

Will crisis reporting survive?

Due to circumstances this event has been cancelled The media is in crisis. It is becoming increasingly difficult to finance qualitative investigative journalism, certainly when it comes to subjec ...

Conference
Thu
06 Jun
2019

Psychosocial support in the Middle East

Conflicts and disasters cause psychological wounds. Psychosocial support aims to heal these wounds. It has recently become a priority in development aid programmes and for Sigrid Kaag, the Dutch ...

Expert lecture
Tue
14 May
2019

New frontiers in the protection of cultural heritage in armed conflict

During this HILAC lecture, we speak to researcher Marina Lostal Becerril about protecting cultural heritage in armed conflicts. Marina has researched the behaviour of armed non-state groups in Ir ...

Interview
Wed
08 May
2019

The role of Yemeni women in the peace process

Amat Al Alim Al Soswa has dedicated her professional life to promoting democracy, human rights and good governance in her home country Yemen and in the wider Arab region. Amat is a Yemeni leader ...

Lecture & Discussion
Thu
02 May
2019

The future interaction between climate change, conflict and water

According to the UN there are around 700 million people who have insufficient access to water. And it is expected that this number will rise because of climate change. At the same time more envir ...

Debate and discussion
Wed
01 May
2019

Diverse pathways to everyday justice

In most countries, the state is not the main provider of justice—customary and informal systems fulfill that role. How can the international community meet the promise of justice for all by eng ...

Conversation
Wed
24 Apr
2019

The lessons learned from aid workers in Syria and the region

In March, it was eight years since the start of the civil war in Syria. ISIS seems to have been defeated, but the armed struggle is not over yet. Millions of people are still displaced inside and ...

Docu + talk
Thu
18 Apr
2019

Docu: City of two springs

When the war against ISIS in Iraq is almost concluded, the eleven year-old Ala’ and her family who fled from Mosul want to return to their old homes and lives. But how do you build up a life wh ...

Music & Discussion
Wed
17 Apr
2019

Feminist Voices & Revolutionary Music

Have you ever heard of femicide? This is the murder of women, because they are women. Femicide is a major social problem in Mexico, along with other forms of violence against women. During this p ...

Discussion
Mon
08 Apr
2019

Humanitarian hot topics: Making room for local aid organisations to lead

Humanitarian Hot Topics

The humanitarian sector has long promised to give local aid organisations more power and resources. Yet reforms are not forthcoming. After the Tsunami in Sulawesi, the Indonesian government made ...

Interactive debate
Wed
03 Apr
2019

HagueTalks: How can we make justice accessible to all?

HagueTalks

Everyone has the right to justice. However all around the world, people and communities have difficulty getting access to justice. The need to improve access to justice is therefore part of the S ...

Lecture
Sun
31 Mar
2019

Dilemma: The Christian relationship with Israel

During this program we discuss the relationship between Dutch Christian churches and political parties with Israel. Many churches and Christian political parties emphasize the special bond they h ...

Docu + Discussion
Wed
27 Mar
2019

Broken, A Palestinian Journey Through International Law

BROKEN – A Palestinian Journey Through International Law, is a compelling documentary about international law and its broken promises at the example of the 700 km-long wall between Israel and t ...

Lunch lecture
Thu
21 Mar
2019

Inspirational lunch: Social Circus in Kabul

During this inspirational lunch you can enjoy a delicious lunch and at the same time get inspired by the story of David Mason. In 2002 David Mason left his life in Denmark behind to set up a circ ...

Stories & Poetry
Thu
14 Mar
2019

Opening exhibition: Cartooning Syria

On March 15, 2011, the demonstrations in Syria started. After 8 years, the world now seems to lose interest in Syria and the continuing fighting. The stories about the uprising have slowly disapp ...

Interactive debate
Fri
08 Mar
2019

AfricaTalks: How do women drive change in Africa?

On International Women’s Day, the new platform AfricaTalks is launched. AfricaTalks is inspired on HagueTalks and created in response to the demand for a platform where the success stories ...

Lecture
Tue
05 Mar
2019

An unknown resistance story from Auschwitz

Although the horror stories of extermination camp Auschwitz are widely known, many resistance stories are more unknown. This includes the story of Polish intelligence agent Witold Pilecki: he vo ...

Interactive debate
Wed
20 Feb
2019

HagueTalks: How can we make climate security a global effort?

HagueTalks

Climate change and the safety risks that arise from it are a global problem. However, the effects and risks of climate change are not yet experienced the same everywhere. Despite all climate summ ...

Debate
Wed
06 Feb
2019

Fuel to the flames: What if humanitarian aid prolongs conflict?

Humanitarian Hot Topics

The first and foremost goal of humanitarian aid is to save lives. But what if humanitarian action becomes an element in a conflict? During this second edition of Hot Humanitarian Topics, we talk ...

interactive debate
Wed
23 Jan
2019

HagueTalks: How can media contribute to human rights?

HagueTalks

This HagueTalks will focus on the opportunities that media provide for human rights and freedom of expression. Three speakers from Nigeria, Kuwait and Turkey share in a personal talk how they use ...

Docu + Talk
Tue
18 Dec
2018

Docu: A walk on the tightrope

Ever wished you could see what an asylum application interview is really like? A Walk on the Tightrope is an intense documentary that takes you inside the German asylum system. For the first time ...

Festival
Sat
15 Dec
2018

Night of Conflict

Alternative Security Council

The Netherlands held a seat in the UN Security Council in 2018 for one year. On the highest level we talked about war, peace and international security. How did we do? And what were the most impo ...

Dialogue
Fri
14 Dec
2018

Gender Justice: Women’s rights to land

Many women around the world are working to improve their land rights. Yet the access to their land is often insecure. During this evening, you will hear stories by women who are involved in diff ...

Film
Wed
12 Dec
2018

International Queer & Migrant Film Festival

During this festival, we will be screening two films in which you will see touching queer and migrant stories. You will see the stories of Arab LGBTIQ refugees trying to build a new life in Canad ...

Conversation
Tue
11 Dec
2018

Accountability for Mass Starvation

How can we render starvation so morally toxic that global leaders in a position to inflict or fail to prevent it, will instead act to avoid it? Join the experts for an intimate panel discussion o ...

Expert lecture
Mon
10 Dec
2018

HILAC Lecture: Humanitarian relief operations in armed conflict

Millions of people in war-torn areas are dependent on humanitarian relief for their survival. Nonetheless, parties involved in the armed conflict sometimes impede access to affected civilian popu ...

Interactive debate
Tue
27 Nov
2018

#HearMeToo

HagueTalks

Having rights and laws enacted to eliminate violence against women and girls needs to go hand in hand with people being informed about their rights and obligations. This HagueTalks is about tappi ...

Conversation
Mon
26 Nov
2018

Civic Activism in Syria: Voices from within

The conflict in Syria nears its ninth year. While Syrians are struggling with the continuous violence, it is now more important than ever to hear the voices of Syrian activists. How can civil s ...

Conversation
Wed
21 Nov
2018

International ombuds for humanitarian and development aid

In the beginning of this year, the Humanitarian sector received criticism due to messages about vulnerable people being sexually abused by the humanitarian emergency aid workers. According to a r ...

Debate
Tue
20 Nov
2018

Hague Talks: Is there justice for children whose rights have been violated?

On November 20th, it is the Universal Children’s Rights day. It is also a celebration that UNICEF and the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. During this Hague Tal ...

Film & Conversation
Sun
18 Nov
2018

Iron Sky Film Festival: democracy in Slovakia and Czech Republic

During the two-day Iron Sky Film Festival you will see films by Czech and Slovak documentary makers. They show the difficult democratic development in their country after the fall of the Iron Cur ...

Film & Conversation
Sat
17 Nov
2018

Iron Sky Film Festival: Democracy in Slovakia and Czech Republic

During the two-day Iron Sky Film Festival you will see films by Czech and Slovak documentary makers. They show the difficult democratic development in their country after the fall of the Iron Cur ...

Symposium
Sat
10 Nov
2018

Crimes against Yazidis: Impact and Response

During this symposium we will discuss the current situation of the Yazidi community, both in the Middle East and the diaspora, with politicians, legal experts, academics and the humanitarian sec ...

Discussion
Wed
24 Oct
2018

Hague Talks: Is there justice for survivors of gender-based violence?

HagueTalks

How do we ensure justice for survivors of gender-based violence? How do we protect and support them? And how do we address harms in different legal systems varying from centuries old customary pr ...

Debate
Tue
23 Oct
2018

Migration: Idealism vs. Pragmatism

Humanitarian Hot Topics

According to John Dalhuisen, former director for Europe at Amnesty International, humanitarian organizations should compromise on their ethical and moral standards, when it comes to migration. In ...

Conversation
Thu
18 Oct
2018

Fake News’ Threat to Democracy: A Report from Europe’s Borders

Fake news is a problem that has been in the spotlight since the 2016 US presidential elections. Since then, the negative effects of fake news and the role of social media have also been increasin ...

Film + Discussion
Thu
11 Oct
2018

Docu: American Jail

In the provocative and personal documentary ‘American Jail’, director Roger Ross Williams sets out on a journey to understand the complex forces of racism and greed currently at work ...

EVENT
Sat
06 Oct
2018

Museum Night in Humanity House

On Saturday 6 October 2018, various cultural institutions in The Hague will open their doors for you between 8 pm to 1 am. With the theme VUUR EN VLAM [FIRE AND FLAME] it becomes a very warm even ...

Conversation
Tue
25 Sep
2018

Future Syria: a view from women on the inside

While many Syrians are still struggling with horrors, occupation and ongoing displacement, some Syrian refugees have also started returning. But to what country and future to they return? Five ...

Debate
Sun
23 Sep
2018

The end of the Mediterranean route

Just Peace 2018

Up to now more than 1500 people have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in 2018 while trying to reach Europe. In general politicians, aid agencies and scientists agree that the Mediterranean route, ...

Film & Talk
Sat
22 Sep
2018

Open air cinema in the garden of the Peace Palace

Just Peace 2018

Once again you can see an impressive documentary in the atmospheric garden of the Peace Palace during the Just Peace Festival. This year the theme is climate change and the impact on people’ ...

Interactive debate
Thu
20 Sep
2018

HagueTalks: How can we invest in sustainable peace?

Just Peace 2018

  This event is now sold out.  Sorry you missed it.  The good news is that you can still join the session on September 20th, 16:00-18:00 hrs interactively by clicking on this link for the ...

Debate
Thu
13 Sep
2018

The rise of the anti-migration front in Europe

Recent elections in Hungary, Italy, Poland and Austria have largely led to governments that voice an anti-migration policy. These governments represent the voice of their voters and put the press ...

debate
Thu
06 Sep
2018

Refugees in Lebanon: despair or perspective?

According to the European Union, Syrian refugees should be hosted by the neighbouring countries Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. In return, the European Union offers (financial) support. Also the Net ...

Open Air Cinema
Thu
30 Aug
2018

The Other Side of Everything

Open Air Cinema 2018

A Belgrade apartment divided in two, tells the story of a family and serves as a symbol of a country in political turmoil. Filmmaker Mila Turajlic starts a conversation with her mother, looking f ...

Film + Discussion
Wed
29 Aug
2018

Barbara Harrell-Bond: a life not ordinary

On July 11, academic, refugee activist and founder of the Oxford Refugee Studies Centre, Barbara Harrel-Bond passed away. As a tribute to her work, the International Humanitarian Studies Associat ...

Open Air Cinema
Thu
23 Aug
2018

Golden Dawn Girls

Open Air Cinema 2018

Why Jenny allowed him to follow her world with his camera, filmmaker Håvard Bustnes doesn’t know. Perhaps because he is looking for the normal people behind the extreme right-winged Golde ...

Open Air Cinema
Thu
16 Aug
2018

Amal

Open Air Cinema 2018

SORRY, THIS FILM IS SOLD OUT When Amal is 14 years old, she ends up on Tahrir Square during the Egyptian revolution. She participates in the riots fierce and with passion. She is beaten by the po ...

Open Air Cinema
Thu
09 Aug
2018

Before Summer Ends

Open Air Cinema 2018

SORRY, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT After studying in France for five years, Arash still doesn’t feel at home and decides to return to Iran. His friends Hossein and Ashkan, however, do not agree ...

Open Air Cinema
Thu
02 Aug
2018

Watani: My Homeland

Open Air Cinema 2018

SORRY, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT A family with four young children lives in a largely destroyed neighborhood of Aleppo. The war is part of their everyday life. Father risks his life every day in the ...

Discussion
Mon
25 Jun
2018

Political Cafe: Armenia’s Peaceful Revolution

Last month Armenians took to the streets to protest Serzj Sargsjan which resulted in dismissal of the former president. What made the revolution in Armenia so unique? With activists from Armenia, ...

Film + Discussion
Tue
12 Jun
2018

The Trial: The State of Russia vs. Oleg Sentsov

The documentary ‘The Trial’ explores the truth behind the political proces of the state Russia against Ukrainian documentary maker and activist Oleg Sentsov. In August Oleg was senten ...

Docu + Discussion
Thu
07 Jun
2018

How do I work for Peace and Disarmament?

HagueTalks

During this Hague Talks, peace experts will tell about their work in peace and disarmament organisations, personal career paths and choices. What have they done to bring about peace and disarmame ...

Debate
Thu
31 May
2018

Syrian refugee crisis: Limitations to protection in the region

Will 2018 be the year of return for Syrian refugees? At the beginning of this year many aid organisations sounded the alarm bell. Policy makers in Europe and in neighboring countries Jordan, Leba ...

Discussion
Mon
14 May
2018

A court case for Syria

The news images about the situation in East Ghouta portrayed yet another bottom point in the bloody Syrian conflict. The United Nations even called East Ghouta ‘hell on earth’. In thi ...

Meeting
Thu
10 May
2018

The other face of Syria

Tonight we will present a different face of Syria during an evening full of stories, live music and visuals from the country. Through words and images, we experience the culture and a small part ...

Docu + discussion
Wed
09 May
2018

One Day After Peace

Humanity Cinema

How do you forgive the person who shot your child? This is the central question in ‘One day after peace’. In this moving and award winning documentary we follow the personal search of ...

Docu + Discussion
Thu
03 May
2018

Lost in Lebanon

Humanity Cinema

An estimated 13 million people have been displaced since the Syrian conflict began in 2011, a large number of them making their way across the border into neighbouring Lebanon. The documentary L ...

Interactive Debate
Tue
10 Apr
2018

Justice in Mali: Can Informal Systems work?

HagueTalks

The people of Mali use a vast array of justice mechanisms to resolve their conflicts. Given the weakness and inadequacy of state institutions to provide justice to the Malian people, informal sys ...

Documentary + talk
Thu
05 Apr
2018

The Uncondemned: sexual violence in Rwanda

To mark the 24th remembrance of the genocide in Rwanda, we are screening The Uncondemned. This documentary tells the gripping story of a group of young international lawyers, activists and Rwand ...

Discussion
Wed
04 Apr
2018

Women’s activism in Iran

In recent months, several Iranian women have shared photos of themselves where they publicly removed their headscarves. A peaceful protest against the mandatory headscarf, one of the most visible ...

Discussion
Tue
20 Mar
2018

A lonesome voice from Myanmar

It is one of the biggest crises of this moment: the situation of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and the ongoing ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. Even UN observers, humanitarian workers and journ ...

Film + Discussion
Sat
10 Mar
2018

Movies that Matter Festival: Une saison en France

‘Une saison en France’ is a touching movie about the single father Abbas. He flees from Africa with his children and tries to build a new life in France. He falls in love with a Frenc ...

Opening Exibition
Fri
09 Mar
2018

From Evin, With Love

From Evin, With Love presents the handicrafts of imprisoned Iranian women activists from the Evin prison. The official opening of the exhibition takes place a day after the International Women&# ...

Docu + Discussion
Tue
20 Feb
2018

The humanitarian side of the Turkey deal

The documentary De Deal shows the consequences of the Turkey deal. The focus of this film is the island of Lesbos, where thousands of people are still in uncertainty. In the film refugees, volun ...

Debate
Thu
15 Feb
2018

Red Alert on Congo

Café Humanitair

Level 3 Emergency is the highest emergency-level used by the United Nations. Iraq, Syria and Yemen are L3. In October Congo made this sad ‘promotion’ to L3. The alarm bells are ringing loud ...

Interactive debate
Thu
01 Feb
2018

Lgbti- and gender rights: Is there worldwide progress?

HagueTalks

This year the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has existed for 70 years. During this HagueTalks we ask eight frontline LGBTI and gender rights defenders from around the world: Are we moving ...

Documentary + Debate
Fri
26 Jan
2018

Elections in Congo, sense or nonsense?

The mandate of the Congolese president Joseph Kabila officially came to an end in December 2016. However, he did not resign. Everywhere across the country the Congolese protested against his refu ...

Doc + Talk
Sun
14 Jan
2018

Docu-day: The Distant Barking of Dogs

‘The Distant Barking of Dogs’ is set in Eastern Ukraine on the frontline of the war. The film follows the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg throughout a year, witnessing the grad ...

Doc + Talk
Sun
14 Jan
2018

Docu-day: The Judge

‘The Judge’ provides rare insight into Shari’a law, told through the eyes of the first female judge to be appointed to the Middle East’s religious courts.  When she was a young ...

Opening Exhibition
Tue
19 Dec
2017

Opening exhibition: I See Peace

Together with Het Nutshuis we open two new exhibitions with work from graduating photography students of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. Both Het Nutshuis as Humanity House present work fro ...

Film + Q&A
Thu
14 Dec
2017

The Witness

The Witness is an action drama about an enthusiastic junior officer from the Yugoslavia Tribunal in pursuit of justice. After the film we talk with the director Mitko Panov. At the International ...

Interactive debate
Wed
13 Dec
2017

How is climate change affecting global security?

HagueTalks

Increasingly, climate change is seen as a global security problem. It would lead to conflicts about territory, water and other resources, and also to large scale migration. The Dutch Ministry of ...

Lunch lecture
Wed
13 Dec
2017

The perspective of African migration countries on EU-deals

A new outlook on a current political topic and a delicious lunch; that’s what you get during this lunch lecture by philosopher and political scientist Michael Onyebuchi Eze. He discusses E ...

Docu + HagueTalks
Sun
10 Dec
2017

Docu: Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy

HagueTalks

Former Chad Dictator Hissein Habré is the first African leader convicted in another AFrican country for genocide, torture and crimes against humanity. During this HagueTalks, hold on the Intern ...

Docu with Q&A
Fri
08 Dec
2017

Documentaries: My Enemy, My Brother & Abu

During this evening we will be screening two documentaries in which the experiences of migrants from the Middle East and Pakistan are central. Canadian directors Ann Shin and Arshad Khan will b ...

Lecture
Mon
04 Dec
2017

Is reconciliation in Palestine within sight?

Reconciliation between the rival Palestinian movements Hamas and Fatah; after 10 years of conflict, an important step seems to have been taken in that direction. Hamas says it is prepared to di ...

Interactive debate
Tue
28 Nov
2017

Peace thanks to international criminal justice. How can we do better?

HagueTalks

Thanks to international courts and tribunals, suspects of serious international crimes can be prosecuted. Often it is said that without these prosecutions, sustainable peace is not possible. Sti ...

Photography
Mon
27 Nov
2017

The history of violence in a grain of sand

In the Picture

  Update 23 november: Due to circumstances this event is canceled unfortunately. Photographer Donald Weber has examined the sand beaches of the Northern coast of France, inch by inch, using ...

docu
Wed
22 Nov
2017

Docu: The Siege (extra screening)

On the 22nd of November, the Yugoslavia Tribunal pronounces its judgement in the Mladić-case. On this afternoon, we screen the award winning documentary The Siege for a second time, due to the ...

Docu + Conversation
Tue
21 Nov
2017

The Siege (docu)

On the 22nd of November, the Yugoslavia Tribunal pronounces its judgement in the Mladić-case. On the eve of the verdict, we screen the award winning documentary The Siege. This film masterful ...

Storytelling
Sun
12 Nov
2017

Storytelling: Next to Normal – Palestinian Stories Untold

Youth throwing stones, crying mothers, missiles and traumatized children; When Palestine is in the news, this is usually what we see. But what do we really know about young Palestinians? Durin ...

Interactive debate
Thu
26 Oct
2017

How do we break social taboos?

HagueTalks

Regardless your cultural background, disability, gender, or sexual preference; everyone has the right to participate and be an integral part of society. We strive for a world that is divers and i ...

Museum Night
Sat
21 Oct
2017

Museum Night: Freak Like Me

Don’t miss the Humanity House during Museum Night The Hague. There will be performances by rapper Massih Hutak and qanun player Shaza Manla. Besides that actors make our experience journey ...

Debate
Thu
12 Oct
2017

How local humanitarian organisations experience localisation

Humanitarian aid is increasingly carried out by local organisations. The need of this ‘localisation’ of humanitarian aid is generally accepted and recognized. Now, organisations are ...

Film + Discussion
Tue
10 Oct
2017

Made in Albania: The fashion industry in Eastern Europe

Do you know the story behind the clothing brand you are wearing? A lot of our clothes are being produced in very bad conditions. Are there possibilities to change this current system? As part of ...

Debate
Thu
28 Sep
2017

Changes and Challenges in Humanitarian Assistance

What are the current trends in Global Humanitarian Assistance? And what do these trends imply for the Dutch context? During this afternoon we discuss this with professionals from the humanitarian ...

Movie & Debate
Wed
27 Sep
2017

IOM Movie & Debate: The Invisible City [Kakuma]

How to build a home in a place called nowhere? Film maker Lieven Corthouts made Kakuma Refugee Camp his home for 4 years; one of the toughest places on earth. Tonight we will watch the film he m ...

Discussion
Sun
24 Sep
2017

How does The Hague welcome newcomers?

Just Peace 2017

During the weekend of Just Peace, we discuss with policy-makers, newcomers and artists how The Hague does it: welcome newcomers. Our special guest is the Syrian photographer Issa Touma. During th ...

Open Air Movie
Fri
22 Sep
2017

Open Air Cinema in the Peace Palace garden

Just Peace 2017

Like last year, Humanity House will screen an open air movie during the Just Peace Festival on a very unique location: the garden of the Peace Palace. This year we will screen the movie Land of M ...

Interactive debate
Thu
21 Sep
2017

HagueTalks in the Peace Palace: Dialogues for peace

Just Peace 2017

Albert Einstein once said: “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” But how to create understanding in times of (violent) conflict and growing polarization? ...

Discussion
Sun
17 Sep
2017

Can photography change the image on refugees?

In the Picture

What influence can a photographer have on social perceptions and prejudices within society? That is the question with which we close the weekend of pop-up Studio Aleppo (The Hague). For this pr ...

Photo studio & exhibition
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Studio Aleppo [The Hague]

Just Peace 2017

After successful editions of Studio Aleppo in Amsterdam and Helsinki, Studio Aleppo will emerge in the Humanity House in The Hague!  Pop Up Photography studio In the weekend of September 16th a ...

Debate
Thu
14 Sep
2017

Turkey and the Middle East

During this second edition of ‘Exchanges on the Middle East’ we explore the background of Turkey’s national, regional and international political strategies. In recent years, whic ...

Photography + Interview
Fri
08 Sep
2017

Night of Dictatorships: How to remain human during times of inhumanity?

What is the influence of crisis, violence or exile on the individual? What does it do to your dreams and your subconscious, with how you form relationships and how you view yourself? In short, wh ...

Expert Lecture
Thu
07 Sep
2017

HILAC Lecture: Humanitarian activities in the Middle East

At this HILAC lecture Yves Daccord, Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), will discuss the humanitarian challenges in the Middle East. Talking from his own ex ...

Film + Q&A
Wed
06 Sep
2017

The Peace Agency: women as peacemakers

Mensen met een Missie presents: “The Peace Agency“, a documentary about Indonesian peace activist Lian Gogali. Responding to the violent conflict between Christians and Muslims on Sul ...

Open Air Cinema
Thu
31 Aug
2017

Miss Kiet’s Children

Open Air Cinema 2017

A heart-warming documentary about the kind of teacher you‘d wish for every schoolchild. Miss Kiet teaches children of asylum seekers. Coming from countries like Syria and Iraq, they have ...

Open Air Cinema
Thu
24 Aug
2017

Zaatari Djinn

Open Air Cinema 2017

In the middle of the Jordanian desert, where there’s nothing but sand, unbearable summers and winters with snowstorms, a new city arose: Zaatari Djinn. A refugee camp of which the populatio ...

Open Air Cinema
Thu
17 Aug
2017

Singing with Angry Bird

Open Air Cinema 2017

Jae-Chang Kim, a popular Korean opera singer, starts the Banana Children’s Choir in Pune, India. His quick temper earns him the nick-name ‘Angry Bird.’ Frustrated by the lack of support ...

Open Air Cinema
Thu
10 Aug
2017

Gaza Surf Club

Open Air Cinema 2017

Trapped in the so-called ‘world’s largest open-air prison’, the surfer dudes of Gaza are drawn to the beaches. Sick of occupation and political gridlock, they find their own per ...

Open Air Cinema
Thu
03 Aug
2017

The Good Postman

Open Air Cinema 2017

In an almost deserted Bulgarian village on the border with Turkey, known for centuries as ‘The Great Gate’, there are only 38 voters left. Among the candidates running for mayor is Iv ...

Campaign
Fri
21 Jul
2017

Fight against impunity: #Join!

The International Criminal Court is an important institute in the fight against impunity. To make this fight as successful as possible, the Rome Statute needs to be universally accepted. In order ...

Book Launch
Wed
14 Jun
2017

Café Humanitair: strategies born out of necessity to survive

Café Humanitair

In this edition of Café Humanitair, we will launch the book ‘People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-economic recovery: Facing Fragilities’. This book provides a detailed understanding of peop ...

Interactive debate
Tue
13 Jun
2017

HagueTalks: How to get inclusive justice?

HagueTalks

Regardless of cultural background, gender or sexual preference; People must feel protected by the legal system. This not only means that everyone is equal to the law on paper, but also that there ...

Film & Conversation
Thu
08 Jun
2017

What is the current influence of the Armenian genocide?

The Armenian Genocide is commemorated every year by descendants of survivors. What is the influence of the genocide and the commemoration culture on them? We discuss this on the basis of the fil ...

DISCUSSION
Mon
29 May
2017

Syrian women at the negotiating table

Three Syrian ladies with three totally different stories. But there is one thing they have in common: they haven’t given up on Syria yet. From Syria but also from surrounding countries, these ...

Discussion
Wed
17 May
2017

Feminist Zehra Khan’s battle against the clothing industry

How do you change a billion-dollar industry? In many countries around the world, the women working in the clothing industry experience poor working conditions, low wages, and long hours. But femi ...

MEET UP
Sat
13 May
2017

Towards World Peace! U.N. 2.0.

How to achieve world peace? And what kind of global governance model is needed to achieve this? Do we need an improved version of the United Nations – a United Nations 2.0. – or a complet ...

Lecture & Debate
Thu
11 May
2017

Heritage for Citizenship in Times of Conflict

At this event a panel of international expertswith a background in policy, academia, and non-governmental organizations will explore how heritage management can foster citizenship and social cohe ...

Interactive debate
Thu
04 May
2017

HagueTalks: How to support victims of war?

HagueTalks

The national commemoration of Remembrance Day in the Netherlands takes place on 4 May, at 8pm. At that moment, two minutes of silence are observed throughout the country to commemorate Dutch vict ...

Movie & Debate
Wed
03 May
2017

IOM Movie & Debate: When I’m there

During this second edition of Movie & Debate we will focus on the strength of diaspora projects. A positive aspect of migration that is often overlooked. Knowledge and experience from diaspor ...

Documentary
Sun
22 Jan
2017

IDFA Documentary: Those Who Jump

This special documentary offers a different perspective on migration problems. Because one of the migrants, the Malinese Abou Bakar Sidibé, operated the camera, Those Who Jump conveys an unpolis ...

Debate & Film
Sun
22 Jan
2017

Humans on the Move part II: debate & film fragments

For many refugees, life has come to a (temporal) halt, both during their flight, as well as when they arrive in the country in which they apply for asylum. By using film fragments, we will engage ...

Photography & Discussion
Tue
20 Dec
2016

Pop-up photo exhibition: ‘The leathermen of Pakistan’

Much of Pakistan’s leather that ends up in our clothing and accessories, is produced under miserable labour conditions. During this program, photographer Asim Rafiqui confronts you with the im ...

Lecture
Wed
14 Dec
2016

Lecture: People on War

How do people affected by war think about warfare? Which ground rules should there be according to them, and in which situations are exceptions allowed? The International Committee of the Red Cr ...

Film + discussion
Tue
13 Dec
2016

Global Migration Film Festival: Wallah, Je te jure

From December fifth to December eighteenth IOM organizes the Global Migration Film Festival. By screening films about migration, the organisation wants to stimulate debate and change the perc ...

Interactive debate
Mon
12 Dec
2016

HagueTalks: The Mladić-case

HagueTalks

The final hearings in the Mladic case are planned from 5th until 15th December 2016. In this HagueTalks we will look at the case from different angles and talk about the importance of this case f ...

Lecture
Thu
08 Dec
2016

Freedom Lecture: Zhanna Nemtsova

This years Freedom Lecture will be held by Russian journalist and activist Zhanna Nemtsova. She will speak about her life, her aspirations, and her vision on freedom. How is she battling the Kre ...

Interactive debate
Wed
23 Nov
2016

HagueTalks: What is truthful reporting?

HagueTalks

During this HagueTalks we will talk with journalists from around the world about truthful and impartial reporting. What do the five principles of journalism: truth, independence, impartiality, h ...

Lecture
Mon
21 Nov
2016

Lecture: The case against LRA fighter Ongwen

On the 6th of December the case against former LRA commandant Dominic Ongwen starts at the International Criminal Court. Ongwen is accused of crimes against humanity, but as a former child soldi ...

Debate
Thu
17 Nov
2016

Debate: War in Turkey, silence in the Netherlands

The human rights situation in Turkey has seriously deteriorated since the run-up to the elections of 7 June 2015. And after the coup d’etat attempt of July 2016 the freedom of expression has be ...

Conversation
Thu
17 Nov
2016

Yemen, a forgotten war: What can I do?

Yemen. One of the poorest countries of the world, with a vivid history. Yemen is in a deep crisis, but you don’t hear much about it in the media. We will talk with Yemeni and Dutch aid wor ...

Images & Debate
Thu
03 Nov
2016

Debate: Rwanda, a country without orphanages?

Rwanda has started the process of closing all its orphanages. In doing so the African country seems to be the first in a global trend. During the opening of the multimedia exposition ‘In my dre ...

Museumnacht
Sat
29 Oct
2016

Museum Night 2016: how well integrated are you?

Are you coming to Humanity House on Museum Night? Journey of experience: what does it feel like to flee? In our interactive museum you can put yourself in the shoes of a refugee for 45 minutes a ...

Lecture
Fri
14 Oct
2016

Lecture: How about the Immunities of International Organisations?

Traditionally, international organisations and diplomatic missions enjoy absolute immunity from the jurisdiction of national courts. What, however, does this mean for parties or individuals agg ...

Interactive debate
Thu
13 Oct
2016

HagueTalks: Lets talk about children’s rights

HagueTalks

This HagueTalk will focus on children’s rights from completely different angles. What kind of issues arise when we talk about children’s rights in for example the Middle East? Or in Indi ...

Short films
Sat
08 Oct
2016

iAfrica Film Festival: Short films

During the entire festivals we will play three short films continuously in out exposition hall. Watch them and be surprised.

Film
Sat
08 Oct
2016

iAfrica Film Festival: Lamb

The story of Lamb is like a fable, filmed from the point of view of the child and set in volcanic landscape of Ethiopia’s north-east. Lamb is a gripping portrait of a country smothered by its t ...

Film
Sat
08 Oct
2016

iAfrica Film Festival: L’oeil du cyclone

L’oeil du cyclone (The Eye of the Storm) is a psychological drama about a young, female lawyer who has been appointed a case that no one else wants – defending a rebel soldier.

Discussion
Sat
08 Oct
2016

iAfrica Film Festival: Discussion

Together we will watch the controversial film Intellectual Scum and discuss the movie and its subjects afterwards. The director of the movie, Njue Kevin, will join us over Skype for the discussio ...

Film
Sat
08 Oct
2016

iAfrica Film Festival: iMashōka

Science fiction film in which a country in Africa is confronted with a new major crisis; all water is contaminated. What impact does it have when every drop has to be purified before usage or co ...

Encounter
Fri
07 Oct
2016

Pravda / Truth – the Russian way

What does the daily life of an investigative journalist look like in a country where independent journalism is a sure recipe for threats, censorship, prosecution and even murder? Meet Russian rep ...

Just Peace 2016
Sat
24 Sep
2016

Tour through The Asylum Search Engine in The Hague

Have you visit the exhibition ‘The Asylum Search Engine’ yet? If not, take your change; come and visit the exhibition with guidance from an experience expert and our Head of programs ...

Just Peace 2016
Sat
24 Sep
2016

Open Air Doc: HUMAN in the garden of the Peace Palace

Just Peace 2016

What makes us Human? Driven by this question, filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent three years collecting real-life stories from 2,000 women and men in 60 countries.  These stories characterized ...

Just Peace 2016
Thu
22 Sep
2016

In the Picture: How to handle the cruelty of mankind?

In the Picture

How to handle seeing and dealing with war, suffering and cruelty on a daily basis? How do you relate to the dark side of mankind and still keep on working for a just world, without losing hope? ...

Just Peace 2016
Wed
21 Sep
2016

UNconference The Hague: Change for peace

What can you change for peace? What will your contribution be to implement the UN sustainable development goals? And what or who do you need to ensure your ideas on peace have real impact? On t ...

HagueTalks
Wed
21 Sep
2016

HagueTalks @Het Paard: Six Senses for Peace

Just Peace 2016

In areas of conflict but also at home, conflict lead to new problems such as an influx of migration and radicalization. A lot remains to be done. Of course we could just wait for the big internat ...

Lecture
Tue
13 Sep
2016

Freedom Lecture with Maajid Nawaz (Nutshuis)

Maajid Nawaz is one of the most important voices in the current debate on extremism and radicalization, advocating a secular form of Islam. With the Freedom Lecture Maajid Nawaz will present us ...

Interview
Fri
09 Sep
2016

Night of Dictatorship: Interview with Syrian writer Nihad Sirees

Syrian writer Nihad Sirees  will appear at the Night of Dictatorship at the special invitation of Humanity House for a conversation with writer and Syria expert Maarten Zeegers. In 2012 Sirees ...

Interactive debate
Mon
05 Sep
2016

HagueTalks with Sharon Stone: Today’s generation for tomorrow’s peace

HagueTalks

What are the tasks of today’s generation when it comes to setting peace in motion? In this HagueTalks a.o. Golden Globe Award winner – and peace activist – Sharon Stone and UN ...

Open Air Cinema
Thu
25 Aug
2016

Film: The Terminal

Open Air Cinema 2016

Film by Steven Spielberg, who demonstrates with humour the reality for many refugees and migrants, namely that they become totally trapped by policy. The story is based on the life of the Iranian ...

Open Air Cinema
Wed
24 Aug
2016

Docu: Special Flight

Open Air Cinema 2016

Documentary about undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers whose asylum claim has been rejected, as they await deportation from Frambois detention centre near Geneva. Tensions run very high bec ...

Open Air CInema
Thu
18 Aug
2016

Film: Dheepan

Open Air Cinema 2016

To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former Tamil Tiger, a woman and a girl pretend to be a family so that they can be registered as refugees in France. They end up in a suburb of Paris and ...

Open Air Cinema
Wed
17 Aug
2016

Docu: They will have to kill us first: Malian music in exile

Open Air Cinema 2016

This documentary – with fantastic music – takes you into the lives of artists who deploy their talent to fight oppression.

Open Air Cinema
Thu
11 Aug
2016

Film: Children of Men

Open Air Cinema 2016

Futuristic film in which the world is plagued by the total infertility of the human race. No children have been born for years. Then comes the news that the youngest person on earth has died at t ...

Open Air Cinema
Wed
10 Aug
2016

Docu: A World Not Ours

Open Air Cinema 2016

Unique, intimate and at times comical docu that offers a glimpse into the lives of Palestinian refugees in the Ain el-Helweh (‘sweet spring’) camp in Lebanon.

Open Air Cinema
Thu
04 Aug
2016

Film: Norteado

Open Air Cinema 2016

The Mexican Andres travels from Oaxaca to Tijuana in order to cross the US border. Things don’t go as planned, and after each failed attempt to reach the US, Andrés returns to a store di ...

Open Air Cinema
Wed
03 Aug
2016

Docu: The Tiniest Place

Open Air Cinema 2016

Two decades after the civil war in El Salvador, survivors return to their destroyed mountain village. A documentary about the power, courage and spirit of people who have lost everything, and th ...

Open Air Cinema
Thu
28 Jul
2016

Film: Stranded in Canton

Open Air Cinema 2016

Revealing and funny film about a Congolese businessman whose trade in T-shirts runs into difficulty, leaving him stranded in Guangzhou.

conversations
Sat
02 Jul
2016

Welcome To The Living Room!

For one afternoon, the terrace of the Humanity House will be transformed to the Migrationlab Public Living Room, co-created by migrants, refugees and locals. In this space we will find out, amon ...

documentary
Fri
01 Jul
2016

Film & Conversation: Crimes before the ICTY – Višegrad

Through first-hand witness testimonies, trial footage and interviews with the protagonists, ‘Crimes before the ICTY: Višegrad’ tells the gripping story of the judicial response to t ...

debate
Wed
29 Jun
2016

Rwandans in the Netherlands: Guilty until proven innocent?

The Dutch and Rwandan government work together to persecute Rwandans living in the Netherlands and who are accused of participating in the Rwandan genocide of 1994. But what if accusations seem t ...

Docu + conversation
Tue
28 Jun
2016

Film & Conversation: 5 year South-Sudan

South Sudan, the youngest country in the world, turns 5 years old on 9 July 2016. Reason to celebrate? Come and watch the documentary ‘We Come as Friends’ (Huber Sauper, 2014), and j ...

networking event with speaker
Wed
22 Jun
2016

Cafe Humanitair: Urban Refugees

Café Humanitair

How to survive in a foreign city without papers, work, a social network or a place to stay? Refugees are increasingly staying in urban areas, where they often live unregistered, without any human ...

Docu in the open air
Sat
18 Jun
2016

Open Air Cinema: At Home in the World (Filmhuis Den Haag)

During the ‘Nacht van de Vluchteling’ there will be a special outdoor film screening of the documentary At Home in the World. As the sunsets the documentary will start to play at Filmhuis D ...

Interactive debate
Wed
08 Jun
2016

Victims of international crimes: what can we learn from the Latin American experience?

HagueTalks

This Talk will focus on the legacy of the victims’ rights movement in Latin America. All over the world, local groups approach the question of victims and victims’ rights differently. Latin ...

Brainstorm
Thu
26 May
2016

Brainstorm: What (not) to learn from non-European countries in hosting refugees?

The reception of refugees worldwide is mostly done by countries with a weak economy, often struggling with their own security issues. Although this leads to much problems, these countries als ...

Brainstorm
Thu
19 May
2016

Brainstorm: How to improve the European Asylum System?

How does European asylum policy work – and how do we want it to work? In this interactive session, we examine it by tackling different topics, supported by experts from the field. Thousands ...

Interactive debate
Thu
12 May
2016

Roma, Sinti and travellers: socially excluded?

HagueTalks

Sinti, Roma and Travellers form minority groups that have lived in Europe for many centuries. These communitees live a traditional life and travel in their mobile homes. They are often stereotype ...

Conversation
Tue
26 Apr
2016

What did the truth bring South Africa?

How did the Truth and Reconciliation Commission impact South Africa? And how has it influenced transitional justice generally? Twenty years after the truth commission was set up, we will be explo ...

Debate
Mon
25 Apr
2016

Debate: African alternatives to the ICC

The ICC is often perceived as an anti-African political instrument. African heads of state have repeatedly said how unhappy they are with The Hague-based court. Recently, during the last African ...

Conversation
Sun
24 Apr
2016

Shaping perceptions of Iraq

How accurate is our perception of Iraq? At this event, we talk to photographers Stefano Carini and Dario Bosio and to journalist Anneke van Ammelrooy about the country, press freedom and image ...

Conversation
Sat
23 Apr
2016

New methods of warfare & humanitarian law

Nowadays, the notion of warfare readily brings topics such as cyber attacks, drones and autonomous weapon systems to mind. The Geneva Conventions however, one of the central sources of internatio ...

Panel Discussion + short docu
Tue
19 Apr
2016

Cobalt winning in Congo: Mining Misery

It’s in batteries, in laptops, and in your smartphone: cobalt. Most of the cobalt is extracted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Human rights are violated in a profound way in this ...

Film + discussion
Sun
10 Apr
2016

Film: In search of a nation

According to the UNHCR there are 51.2 million people forcibly displaced across the world. Among them, an estimated 100.000 – 120.000 refugees are from Bhutan, living in camps in Nepal. T ...

Debate
Tue
05 Apr
2016

Discussion: How to avoid lost generations?

How can NGOs avoid ‘lost generations’ by improving the link between Relief Aid and Development Assistance? The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, field experts and academics discuss ...

Interactive Debate
Wed
30 Mar
2016

HagueTalks: Reporting peace instead of war?

HagueTalks

With 15 journalists from all over the world, this event will focus on the important role of media in peace processes. What role do you have as a journalist? Can you report in service of peace, ...

Film and Talk
Tue
22 Mar
2016

Movies that Matter: This is Exile, Diaries of Child Refugees

Come to Movies that Matter and watch ‘This is Exile’, an extraordinary and intimate portrait of children who have fled Syria’s violent war and now live in refugee camps in neighbouring Leba ...

EXHIBITION OPENING EVENT
Tue
22 Mar
2016

Exhibition opening: ‘5 years of war in Syria’

During the opening night of the exhibition ‘5 years of war in Syria’, we will sit down with the photographer and with Syrian refugees in the Netherlands to talk about the ongoing violence in ...

Vrijheidslezing
Sun
20 Mar
2016

CANCELLED Freedom Lecture by Parvez Sharma (in Het Nutshuis)

What does freedom mean to film producer Parvez Sharma, who is both Muslim and homosexual, and who receives death threats because of his work? Is it possible to reconcile freedom of religion with ...

Interactive Debate
Thu
17 Mar
2016

HagueTalks: Innovating Human Rights

HagueTalks

How can we ensure that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is better observed? Come and join this HagueTalks with Navi Pillay, the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Should we co ...

Expert Lecture
Tue
15 Mar
2016

HILAC Lecture: Islamic Law & International Humanitarian Law

What are differences and similarities between Islamic Law and International Humanitarian Law (the law applicable during armed conflict)? Arabist and Lawyer Maurits Berger will share his views.

Conversation
Sat
12 Mar
2016

The Nuclear Zero Battle of the Marshall Islands

What happens when a small group of islands in the Pacific Ocean take on the world’s nuclear powers by suing them at the International Court of Justice in The Hague? In April 2015, the Republic ...

Book Fair, docu and discussion
Sun
21 Feb
2016

Exiled writers & bloggers from Bangladesh

Exiled writers and bloggers from Bangladesh will come together in the Humanity House for a book fair, documentary and discussion on the political situation and the rise of extremism in their coun ...

Debate
Mon
15 Feb
2016

Conversation: European socialists & democrats on the refugee crisis

How to answer to the current refugee crisis? Representatives of European social democratic parties will discuss this question with each other and with the audience. Worldwide, 60 million people ...

Group Discussion
Sat
13 Feb
2016

Ugandan Elections and Peace in the Region

What is the importance of the Ugandan elections on the peace process in the Great Lakes region? What can be the role of the Ugandan Diaspora in the Netherlands in the elections and in other democ ...

Discussion
Tue
09 Feb
2016

The Social Media War in Syria

How does the Syrian photographer Issa Touma use his art and social media to fight from within Syria against the barbarism that overtook his country? And how has social media in general influence ...

Interview
Mon
08 Feb
2016

Interview: photojournalist Lynsey Addario

Photographer and author Lynsey Addario wants to show the world what is going on and urge people to take action, even if that means having to run – heavily pregnant – through uncont ...

Panel Conversation
Thu
21 Jan
2016

Humanitarian challenges in eastern-DRC

Crisis Watch

War-torn eastern-DRC is facing ongoing crises and humanitarian needs. This evening humanitarian workers from Congo will share their experiences on working there. How do you operate in such a comp ...

Photography Program
Wed
13 Jan
2016

Photography with Nina Berman: Making Spaces

In the Picture

How can you portray the stories of people in crisis? American documentary photographer Nina Berman offers new photographic approaches to documenting refugees and stories of trauma. From the Za ...

Documentary
Sun
10 Jan
2016

Documentary film: Walls (IDFA 2015)

This film tells the true stories of people living on both sides of three very different walls. When the Berlin Wall fell we shelved the idea of separation walls as part of the past, but reality i ...

Documentary
Sun
10 Jan
2016

Documentary: A Syrian Love Story (IDFA 2015)

This raw, shocking family saga is set against the backdrop of the Syrian civil war as it tears a family apart. Filmed over five years, A Syrian Love Story, provides a frighteningly powerful insi ...

Debate
Sun
10 Jan
2016

Humans on the Move: debate & film fragments

The refugee crisis is still a daily news item. This debate, led by film fragments, focuses on the question whether all this attention also leads to a solution to the crisis. We also talk with Syr ...