Archived posts from category ‘Andrew Balcombe’

Video: Dutch Counter-Terrorism Exercise

Recently the Dutch Counter-Terrorism unit Interventie Mariniers (UIM) held a large-scale exercise to prepare for a Mumbai-style attack in Rotterdam.


The Expat: The Whistleblower

Kathryn Bolkovac, the American author behind the book The Whistleblower was invited to speak at The Hague’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on International Women’s Day.

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Bye Bye Bullshit

Marielle Uitert is a conflict photographer who has worked in Afghanistan, Iraq, and West Africa. She has made a book about her experiences in Afghanistan called Bye Bye Bullshit.

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Terrorist Offenses and the ICC

Professor of law Tim McCormack gave a lecture in The Hague Asscher Institute about the possibility of terrorist offenses being prosecuted at The Hague International Criminal Court.

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Colombian Navy Training Vessel On Tour

The Colombian tall ship Arc Gloria is on its annual world cruise, aimed at training the on-board naval officers. The sailing ship has visited 180 ports in 70 different countries as a goodwill ambassador of Colombia over the last 42 years.


The Expat TV: Mladic Removed from Court

A defiant Ratko Mladic was removed from the courtroom during his trial at the Yugoslavia Tribunal in The Hague on Monday. All of the charges were then read out in Mladic’s absence. The judge entered a plea of not guilty on Mladic’s behalf when the defendant refused to give a plea to the charges.

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Suspected War-Criminal Mladic Threatens Hunger Strike

Ratko Mladic has told the War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia he intends to go on a hunger strike.

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War Criminal Suspect Mladic Fit to Come to The Hague

Ratko Mladic is fit enough to appear at the War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), in The Hague.

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Accused War Criminal Ratko Mladic Captured

Media have been waiting outside the gate at Scheveningen prison in The Netherlands, in the hope of filming the arrival of accused Serbian war criminal, Ratko Mladic.


Sand Sculptures for Veterans Day

A tribute to Dutch veterans is being made out of sand in The Hague at the Plaats. One side shows soldiers in action with tanks and planes, the other side portrays their return to The Netherlands.

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Media Spin and the Australians in Afghanistan

“Even heroes have their heroes,” The Australian reports.


Dutch Marines Shoot Somali Pirates

by ANDREW BALCOMBE Last weekend, Dutch navy forces conducting anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia intercepted a hijacked Iranian fishing vessel. Fire was exchanged and some of the pirates were killed and wounded. RNW has more: Two Somali pirates were killed in an operation by the Dutch frigate HNLMS Tromp on Saturday morning. The [...]

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