The Arab women are coming! That was Kim Ghattas’s message on 6 March in the 25th Annie Romein-Verschoor Lecture. It won’t be easy and it could take a long time, but they can do it. The Arab Springs have inspired them, and they’re not letting go of that.
International law offers clear rules and an ample set of tools for the states involved and the international community to handle the crisis surrounding Ukraine. It is a matter of political will whether or not to make use of them. Professor of International Public Law Nico Schrijver sheds some light on the crisis.
From dozens to hundreds of boxes containing remarkable archaeological finds by Leiden researchers in Syria have most probably been plundered. ‘A dramatic development for 25 years of Leiden research,’ says Peter Akkermans, Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology.