Inter-Governmental Regional Conference on Democracy, Human rights and the Role of the International Criminal Court

Program - Sana'a, 10 – 12 January 2004

Sana'a Inter-Governmental Regional Conferenceon Democracy, Human Rights and the role of the International Criminal Court

Program
Saturday 10 January 2004

Arrival of Delegations - Registration of Participants 19:00

Official Welcome Reception Police Academy Club
hosted by the Government of the Republic of Yemen and No Peace Without Justice
Remarks by the Organisers

Sunday 11 January 2004

9:00 11:00     Opening Ceremony
Welcome Remarks from the Chair: H.E. Ali Abdullah Saleh, President of the Republic of Yemen

Interventions:
- Hon. Emma Bonino, MEP, founder of No Peace Without Justice;
- H.E. Dr. Amr Moussa, Secretary General of the League of Arab States
- H.E. Danilo Türk, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs
- H.E. Conor Murphy, Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union
- H.E. Abdelouahed Belkeziz, Secretary-General of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference
- Hon. Pat Cox, President of the European Parliament (video-message)
- Mr. Eneko Landaburu, Director General for External Relations, European Commission

11.00 11.30    Photo Opportunity Coffee Break

11:30 13:30     Plenary Session

Key Speakers will include, among others:
- H.E. Muhamed Sabah Al-Salem, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait
- Rt. Hon. Lord Goldsmith, Attorney-General of the United Kingdom
- H.E. Judge Tuiloma Neroni Slade, International Criminal Court
(others)

13:30-15:30    Buffet Lunch for Participants at the Taj Sheba Hotel

15:30 18:30    Thematic Sessions
-Thematic Session I: The role of the International Criminal Court
-    Thematic Session II: Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law
-    Thematic Session III: Civil Society and the Promotion of Democracy

20:00        Gala Dinner at the Sheraton Hotel
Hosted by the Speaker of the Parliament and the Speaker of the Shura Council

Monday 12 January 2004

09:30 11:30         Resumed Thematic Sessions

11:30- 12:00            Coffee break

12:00- 13:15        Plenary Session

Reports from the Thematic Sessions:
- Thematic Session I: The role of the International Criminal Court
- Thematic Session II: Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law
- Thematic Session III: Civil Society and the Promotion of Democracy

Comments from the Floor

Adoption of the Sana'a Declaration

13.15 15.00     Buffet Lunch

15:00 - 16:00     Closing Ceremony

Solemn Reading of the Sana’a Declaration

Closing remarks:

-    H.E. Dr. Abubakr A. Al-Qirbi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Yemen
-    Hon. Emma Bonino, MEP, founder of No Peace Without Justice

16:00- 18.30        Optional Tour: The Old Sana'a

20.00 - 22.00         Dinner and cultural event at the Court at the Bab-El Yemen hosted by the Minister of Culture and Tourism and the Major of Sana'a