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Viet Nam Public Hearing Agenda for 14-15 November 2016 [Updated]
02 November 2016, The Hague | News

Viet Nam Public Hearing Agenda for 14-15 November 2016

Academy Building, The Peace Palace, The Hague, NL


Monday 14 November

08:00 – 09:00  –   Coffee and registration

09:00 – 09:20  –  Welcome

Olivia Swaak-Goldman, Executive Director of the Wildlife Justice Commission

Ghida Fakhry, Director of Proceedings (international broadcast journalist and former Aljazeera English news anchor)

09:20 – 09:30   –  The Need to Fight Against Impunity in Tackling Wildlife-Related Crimes

Judge Motoo Noguchi

Chair of the Board of Directors, The Trust Fund for Victims, International Criminal Court and Advisory Council Member of the Wildlife Justice Commission

09:30 – 09:40  –  A Reviewer’s Perspective

Judge Fatoumatah Diarra

President of the Council of the Université des Sciences Juridiques et Politiques de Bamako (Mali).  Former First Vice-President of the International Criminal Court

09:40 – 09:50   – African Youth Involvement: The Need to Protect our National Heritage 

Mr. Nadav Ossendryver

South African Youth Rhino Ambassador

09:50 – 12:00   – Presentation of the Case File to the Designated Independent Review Panel

12:00 – 13:00    -  Lunch break

13:00 – 15:00    - Presentation of the Case File (continued)

15:00 – 15:30     – Coffee break

15:30 – 17:00   –  Presentation of the Case File & Vietnamese Response

17:00 – 17:30   –  National Dialogue: Actions Taken by Vietnamese Authorities

17:30                  – Adjournment of the Public Hearing

17:30 – 18:30  –   Reception Academy Building, The Peace Palace, The Hague.

Speeches by:

  • Ingrid van Engelshoven, Deputy Mayor of The Hague
  • MichaelWamithi, Wildlife Justice Commission Supervisory Board, Board Member of the Jane Goodall Institute and US Based IFAW


Tuesday 15 November


08:30 – 09:00     Coffee and registration

09:00 – 09:20     Summary of Day 1 and Agenda for Day 2

Olivia Swaak-Goldman, Executive Director of the Wildlife Justice Commission

Ghida Fakhry, Director of Proceedings

09:20 – 09:30     A Story from the Field: Rhino Poaching from a Ranger’s Perspective

Lawrence Munro

African Parks Field Operations Manager

09:30 – 11:00     Discussion with NGOs, IGOs and Academic Experts:

  • Mr Steve Broad, CEO of TRAFFIC
  • Ms Deborah Banks, Campaign Leader Tigers & Wildlife Crime, Environmental Investigation Agency
  • Ms Sharon Kwok Pong, AmbassadorWildaid (video statement)
  • MrAvinash Basker, Chief of Legal Affairs, Wildlife Protection Society of India (video statement)
  • MrRikkert Reijnen, Senior Project Lead Wildlife Trade and Elephants, IFAW
  • Dr AnnetteHübschle, Postdoctoral researcher University of Cape Town and senior research advisor Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
  • MrSarath Kotagama, Ecologist and Special Advisor, Ministry of Sustainable Development & Wildlife Sri Lanka (video statement)
  • Mr Leif Gӧrts, National Member for Sweden, Eurojust
  • Ms Mary Rice, Executive Director, Environmental Investigation Agency
  • Dr PhilipMuruthi, Chief Scientist, African Wildlife Foundation (video statement)
  • Dr. Samuel Wasser, Center for Conservation Biology University of Washington (video statement)
  • Mr Rob Parry-Jones, Species Manager, WWF International
  • Ms Gillian Dell, Head of Conventions, Transparency International
  • MrVivek Menon, Head of Wildlife Protection Society of India (video statement)
  • Ms Polly Higgins, Barrister, Earth Community Trust
  • Mr Daniel Turner, Associate Director, Born Free Foundation
  • DrCosma Wilamunga, Director General of National Parks Democratic Republic of Congo (video statement)

11:00 – 11:30     Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00     Presentations by NGOs, IGOs and Academic Experts (continued)

13:00 – 14:00     Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30     Public Discussion – moderated by the Director of Proceedings

15.30 – 16:00     Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00     Presentation of Designated Inedpendent Review Panel Findings and Recommendations

17:00                   Closing of the Public Hearing 

                              Press Conference