Date and time: Monday 14 & Tuesday 15 November, 08:00 – 17:30
Venue: Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 2, The Hague, The Netherlands
Following a year-long investigation into a major wildlife trafficking hub centred in Nhi Khe, Viet Nam, the Wildlife Justice Commission will hold its first ever Public Hearing on 14 & 15 November 2016 at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands.
The hearing will present the findings of the investigation for validation, and experts and witnesses will be heard over two days by an independent, impartial panel of five international experts. The Commission has documented US$ 53.1 million in trade of parts and products of rhinos, elephants, tigers and other endangered species.
The Nhi Khe public hearing is a measure of last resort. Despite exhaustive efforts by the Wildlife Justice Commission encouraging the Vietnamese government to shut down this operation, the more than 50 members of this trafficking ring continue to operate with impunity.
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If you wish to register, click here. Registration ends on 7 November.
The Wildlife Justice Commission is an innovative justice accountability mechanism for wildlife, which was set up in The Netherlands in March 2015, to ensure that governments and other judicial bodies enforce the rule of law against perpetrators of wildlife crimes.