The inter-relation between international politics and international

International politics and international law: military intervention as a legitimate means
The world order as described by the UN Charter has become somewhat outdated, due to new
security threats, and state borders are no longer absolute. Military intervention in other states
has become a reality. However, how far are the rules and regulations changing and how far do
they reflect this growing political will for intervention? And once adopted, how should these
rules be transformed into workable policy, which has a strong and justifiable basis amongst
the public and what role can non-state actors such as the media play in this respect? Burning
questions, due to Iraq and Afghanistan, which will be answered in the Clingendael session.
7 April 2006
Welcome with coffee
09.30 – 11.00
Part 1: The Regulation of Political Will; the Establishment of UN Treaties
and Resolutions
Chair person: Prof. Dr. J.W. de Zwaan
09.30 – 09.50
Mr. J. Ramaker – The Struggle for the Establishment of the UN
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
09.50 – 10.10
Mr. P. Meerts – Negotiating Political Will
10.10 – 11.00
11.00 – 11.30
Coffee break
11.30 – 13.00
Part 2: The Struggle for Implementation of UN Treaties and Resolutions; the
Translation of Political Will into Policy
Chair person: Prof. Dr. N. Schrijver
11.30 – 11.50
Maj. Gen. (ret.) C. Homan – The Implementation of Multinational Military
Intervention: Problems and Prospects
11.50 – 12.10
Mr. D. Leurdijk – The Future of UN – NATO Cooperation
12.10 – 13.00
13.00 – 13.45
13.45 – 15.15
Part 3: Justification of Policy; Political Will vs. Public Opinion
Chair person: Mr. B. Bakker
13.45 – 14.05
Mr. L. Wecke - The Legitimation of Military Intervention
14.05 – 14.25
Mr. R. van de Boogaard – The Role of the Media in the Justification of
Military Intervention
14.25 – 15.15
Discussion incl. closing
Return by bus to the Nederlands Congres Centrum for the final plenairy