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Adriaan Bedner published an article entitled 'Citizenship restored' in the digital journal "Inside Indonesia".
This summer, Jan Michiel Otto and Jan van Olden were interviewed for the website of the Center for International Legal Cooperation (CILC). In this interview, they look back at the political and academic context within which they worked to improve the legal cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands.
12 November | 16.00 | Van Vollenhoven Lecture on 'H.J. van Mook and Good Governance in Indonesia and the World' by Tom van den Berge
Tom van den Berge, senior researcher at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), delivered the Van Vollenhoven Lecture 2015 entitled:‘Leading is not Lording. H.J. van Mook and Good Governance in Indonesia and the World.’
10 September 2015 | Libya: Making a Constitution in Turbulent Times. Expectations, Challenges and Alternatives
A panel discussion on Libya's constitution making with Mr Salah El-Marghani was organised by the Van Vollenhoven Institute and the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS) in The Hague on 10 September 16.00 - 17.30 p.m.
Stijn van Huis defended his PhD thesis entitled: Islamic Courts and Women's Divorce Rights in Indonesia. The Cases of Cianjur and Bulukumba on Tuesday 8 September 11.15 a.m.
After a successful first research phase in Afghanistan and South Sudan, the Van Vollenhoven Institute (VVI), Cordaid, and The Liaison Office (TLO) met in The Hague on June 24th to evaluate the progress and make plans for the second research phase.
30 June 2015 | 15.30 | Lecture | The Plural Regulation of Work: A Study of Urban Restaurants in Three Indonesian Cities| by Petra Mahy
Dr Petra Mahy, postdoctoral research fellow in socio-legal studies at the University of Oxford, will deliver a lecture entitled: The Plural Regulation of Work: A Study of Urban Restaurants in Three Indonesian Cities.
Article on Leiden Law Blog | Will customary land rights destroy Indonesia’s last remaining forests? | Willem van der Muur
Willem van der Muur wrote an article on the Leiden Law Blog entitled 'Will customary land rights destroy Indonesia’s last remaining forests?'
In this panel discussion, the making of a new constitution in an instable Libya was discussed. The discussion of the legal aspects was placed in the wider political context.
A workshop was held in Tunis on 1 and 2 March 2015 to discuss the constitution-making process in Libya. This workshop was organized by Benghazi University in collaboration with the VVI.
Bruno Braak, who is currently doing research in South Sudan, has written an article on the Leiden Law Blog entitled: 'What Role for the Chief?'
Adriaan Bedner wrote an article on the Leiden Law Blog on Capital Punishment in Indonesia.
On 27 November 2014 the book 'Agriculture Beyond Food. Experiences from Indonesia' was launched at a concluding symposium of the NWO-KNAW research programme 'Agriculture Beyond Food' in Jakarta.
20 January | Lecture Prof. Dirk Vandewalle: 'Libya Since the 2011 Revolution: Troubles, Causes, and Future'
Professor Dirk Vandewalle is one of world’s leading experts on Libya. In this lecture he aims to answer two fundamental questions about contemporary Libya. How did Libya become increasingly fragile? And how much hope is left for maintaining a unified Libya?
On Sunday evening 30 November Prof. Jan Michiel Otto delivered the Cleveringa Lecture entitled ‘Do the people want bread, or rules and responsibilities? Reflections on development, law and governance in Egypt and Libya’. The Netherlands Flemish Institute in Cairo hosted the lecture.
Press freedom in Indonesia is still under pressure, despite the demise of Soeharto’s regime in 1998. Herlambang Wiratraman defends his thesis on the 11th of December.
Thursday 11 December | 15.00 | Seminar on Press Freedom, Law and Politics in Indonesia | Room B041 Leiden Law School
The Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance, and Development organized a seminar on Press Freedom, Law and Politics in Indonesia. Speakers were Atmakusumah Astraatmadja, Ida Albertsboer, Aboeprijadi Santoso, Herlambang Wiratraman.
Thursday 4 December 2014 | Lecture on "Searching for Justice in Libya’s Crisis" by Dr Suliman Ibrahim
On Thursday 4 December, the Van Vollenhoven Institute (VVI) and LUCIS organized a lecture entitled: "Searching for Justice in Libya's Crisis: The Recent Ruling which Shook Libya and the International Community".
The conference hosted more than 100 participants and was opened with speeches by Minister of State Herman Tjeenk Willink, the Indonesian Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Widtaksono Adji and Nicola Colbran, Human Rights and Development Lawyer.