Category My speeches

Remarks by Nick Grono to UN Security Council during debate on Human Trafficking in Situations of Conflict

The UN Security Council debate on 16 December 2015 on Trafficking in Persons in Situations in Conflict was the first time that the Security Council has ever held a hearing on the issue of human trafficking and modern slavery. Our CEO Nick Grono was one of two non-UN experts asked to brief the Council. The […]

Fair Labour Is Smart Business
” – opening panel remarks at World Economic Forum on East Asia

My opening remarks to the World Economic Forum Panel in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on “Fair Labour is Smart Business” on  6 June 2013. Question to be addressed is: “With over 60% of the world’s population, how can Asia create a sustainable framework for long-term human capital development?” The mission of the organisation I lead, […]

The deterrent effect of the ICC on the commission of international crimes by government leaders

Presentation prepared by Nick Grono, Deputy President and COO, and Anna de Courcy Wheeler, Research Analyst, International Crisis Group, for the conference “The Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court: Achievements, Impact and Challenges”at the Peace Palace, the Hague on 26 September 2012. The ICC’s first decade has seen broad claims made about the […]

Remarks on the 2011 World Development Report on Conflict, Security and Development

Remarks at the launch of the 2011 World Development Report on  Conflict, Security, and Development, in Brussels, Belgium, 26 May 2011. By Nick Grono, Deputy President of the International Crisis Group. As the sole civil society representative on a panel of EU, European and OECD officials, I would usually take advantage of my privileged position […]

Rule of Law and the Justice System in Afghanistan

Presentation by Nick Grono at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London Tuesday 26 April 2011. Afghanistan’s justice system is in a catastrophic state of disrepair. The majority of Afghans still have little or no access to judicial institutions. Judicial institutions have withered to near non-existence and the lack of justice has destabilised the country. Many […]

What Are Some of the Challenges for Conflict Prevention and Resolution over the Next Two Decades?

Presentation by Nick Grono to Conference on “Global Conflict – Future Trends and Challenges towards 2030”, at Wilton Park, UK. Wednesday 2 March 2011. The first question I’ve been asked to address is whether countries doing conflict prevention, and those affected, have a shared sense of the challenges and opportunities. The simple answer is “no”.  You […]

Looking to the Future: What Role Can International Justice Play in Preventing Future Conflicts

Presentation to the Wilton Park Conference “Pursuing Justice in Ongoing Conflict: Examining the Challenges”, 9 December 2008. This is the final session of our conference and, having spent a fascinating couple of days looking at the role of justice in ongoing conflicts, we now have just one hour or so to look at its role in preventing future conflicts. A […]