70 years after the end of World War II HagueTalks organizes a dialogue with young people from Kenya, Bosnia and Afghanistan. The students reflect on a talk of Theodor Meron about justice and reconciliation and discuss issues of forgiveness after having experienced atrocities of war. The dialogue will be completed by musical interventions and the reading of poem written in remembrance of Jewish children that found refuge in The Hague during WWII.
As a child, Theodor Meron was deeply affected by WWII. As a Polish refugee, he survived ghettos and a forced labor camp. His experiences with atrocities of war inspired him to become a scholar in International Law. Today he is the President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Presiding Judge of the Appeals Chambers of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and a Judge of the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT).
People who signed up for the shared dinner: HagueTalks starts the dinner at 5.15 pm, with dishes from countries of the speakers. Dinner is €10.00 and you can pay on the spot at the ticket office.
About the speakers
Harrison Okwach Ute (artist at Youth Arts Development and Entrepreneurship Network), Naveed Taniwal (student of Law at The Hague University) and Taco Sorgdrager (composer, writer/actor and conductor of the Morgana Chamber Choir). Leila Prnjavorac will moderate the evening.
At 8.00 pm there will be a two minutes silence in observance of National Remembrance Day.
This event is part of De Haagse Vrijheidsweken.