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Jordanian Businesswoman Chosen as First Arab President of Justice Organisation in The Hague

 AMMAN — Jordanian businesswoman Sohair Saber has been announced recently as the president of The Hague Institute for Global Justice.

 The announcement was made on January 29 at Nieuwspoort at the Dutch parliamentary building, the institute said in a statement to The Jordan Times. 

 The Hague Institute for Global Justice was founded by the Dutch government in June 2010 with an investment of almost 20 million euros and included involvement of The Hague city council, the city’s then-mayor Jozias van Aartsen and former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright, the statement said. 

 The institute was founded to strengthen the fields of peace, justice, development and public safety, and has worked on a range of projects in different areas provides analyses and recommendations to policymakers, practitioners and local stakeholders around the world, according to the statement. 

 Saber has worked with governments from North America to Africa, and from the Middle East to East Asia for over 20 years on issues such as public policy, innovation and development.

 Its projects include working with the United Nations on business and human rights arbitration, working with the International Criminal Court on the Peace-Justice Nexus, working with the World Bank on political economy analysis of transboundary basins in Africa and many more, the statement said.

 Speaking at her inauguration, Saber said: “The Netherlands is the only country in the world that has laid down promotion of the international legal order in the constitution.”