Peace vs Justice
zaterdag 24 maart 2012 - 16:00
Debate with director Klaartje Quirijns, Warner ten Kate, Lauren Gould and Rosette Muzigo-Morrison, chaired by Michelle Parlevliet
Klaartje Quirijns is a Dutch filmmaker and television producer and director living in London. She worked on documentaries for the VPRO, NPS and IKON broadcasting companies as a director and producer. In 2007, she made the film The Dictator Hunter (screened at the Movies that Matter Festival). She was awarded the Netherlands Documentary Stipend in 2012 for her latest film, Peace vs. Justice. She is currently working on a documentary about photographer Anton Corbijn.
Warner ten Kate was a diplomat at the Dutch embassy in Kampala from 2002-2006; his work there included responsibility for activities related to humanitarian aid and peace-building in northern Uganda. In 2004, as part of the Dutch support for this initiative, he was closely involved in the attempted mediation by former Ugandan minister Betty Bigombe (winner of the Geuzenpenning human rights medal in 2010) between the government of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). From 2006-2008, he worked for the United Nations as an advisor to former Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano, who was a Special Envoy of the UN in this conflict. In that role, he was fully involved in the Juba Peace Talks between the LRA and the government of Uganda and had direct contact with LRA leaders.
Lauren Gould is working on a PhD on reintegration and reconciliation of former child soldiers in north Uganda. She spent nine months in Uganda researching that topic. She primarily looked at the coping mechanisms that are used locally to promote reintegration, including traditional mechanisms and dance, song and drama groups. Like Warner ten Kate, she was involved in the peace talks in Juba.
Rosette Muzigo-Morrison is a legal officer of the UN International Tribunal for Rwanda. She is based in The Hague. Muzigo-Morrison is the longest-serving legal officer of the Rwanda Tribunal, which was established in 1994 to prosecute the war criminals responsible for the genocide in Rwanda and to restore peace.
Michelle Parlevliet is a researcher with the Faculty of the Law at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on where human rights and conflict transformation intersect in theory and practice. She is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict (University of East London). Her past positions have included senior advisor on conflict transformation in Nepal on behalf of the Danish Foreign Ministry. Parlevliet developing a distance training course on conflict prevention for national human rights organisations.