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08 August

2015

The Danish Parliament “Borgen”

By Margaret Forrest 2014 Bursary No Comments

On a recent personal trip to Copenhagen I visited Christiansborg Palace, the home of the Danish Parliament.  This was particularly thrilling for me as someone who is a big fan of the Danish TV show Borgen.  Borgen is the nickname for Christiansborg Palace and means “the Castle”. The first castle on this site was built […]

12 July

2015

Report to LNP Convention 2015

By Margaret Forrest 2014 Bursary No Comments

You can check out the video report I prepared for the 2015 LNP Convention here:  

25 June

2015

ICTY Intern Lecture Series

By Margaret Forrest 2014 Bursary No Comments

Through their Intern Lecture Series, the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) at the ICTY ensures that interns are exposed to different aspects of the work undertaken by the OTP. The program of 14 lectures is run twice per year to ensure that most interns are able to attend all 14 lectures. So far I have […]

22 June

2015

To the ‘land of the free’

By Jack Piggott 2014 Bursary No Comments

You can easily forget how far away Australia is until you have to travel anywhere. The 21 hour transit from Brisbane to Washington DC brings this into sharp focus. I’m of course, travelling thanks to the generosity of the Enid Dowling Foundation, spending time in the US Capitol to up-skill myself in digital campaigns. The […]

17 June

2015

Meeting with Judge James Crawford SC

By Margaret Forrest 2014 Bursary No Comments

Recently, I met with Judge James Crawford SC, an eminent Australian jurist currently serving as a judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).  Judge Crawford commenced his nine year term as one of the Court’s fifteen judges in February this year. He is only the second Australian to serve as a judge of the ICJ.  […]

17 June

2015

Report to the UN Security Council

By Margaret Forrest 2014 Bursary No Comments

On 3 June, the ICTY Prosecutor, Mr Serge Brammertz presented the 23rd completion strategy report by the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) to the United Nations Security Council.  In his report, which covered the period from 16 November 2015 to 15 May 2015, the Prosecutor detailed the progress the OTP has made towards the completion […]

09 June

2015

The Dutch Parliament

By Margaret Forrest 2014 Bursary No Comments

On my way to work, I pass the Binnenhof (Inner Court), a square in the centre of The Hague around which the buildings of the Dutch Parliament are located. The oldest buildings in the Binnenhof were built in the early 13th century making it the oldest house of parliament in the world still in use. […]

21 May

2015

Internship at the ICTY

By Margaret Forrest 2014 Bursary No Comments

On 7 April, I commenced a six month internship in the Immediate Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).  The Tribunal was established by the United Nations in 1993 to deal with the war crimes that took place during the conflicts in the Balkans throughout the 1990s. The […]

14 May

2015

Visit to the Peace Palace

By Margaret Forrest 2014 Bursary No Comments

As someone with an interest in international law it was exciting for me to undertake a tour of the Peace Palace (Vredespaleis) in The Hague last weekend.  The Peace Palace is known as the seat of international law as it houses the International Court of Justice (the UN’s primary judicial body), the Permanent Court of […]

07 May

2015

King’s Day 2015

By Margaret Forrest 2014 Bursary No Comments

In the Netherlands, 27 April is a national holiday known as Koningsdag (King’s Day).  On this day, Dutch people celebrate the birthday of their head of state, King Willem-Alexander. The day was originally known as Prinsessedag (Princess’s Day) and then Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day) but changed to Koningsdag in 2014 after King Willem-Alexander ascended the throne […]