A look back at some of our proud students’ speeches!

Speech at the Peace Conference and interview with the President of Eurojust

During the ConferenceLe long chemin de la paix”, two of our DHSD Masters students came alongside two Nobel Peace Price winners to defend the cause of women, a moment of great emotion for the young women whose performance was remarkable.

Organised by the Rotary Hauts-de-France, Belgique, Luxembourg, of which the Faculty of Law of the Université Catholique de Lille is a partner, the perfomance hall “le Nouveau Siècle” welcomed on 15th October, M. le Docteur Denis Mukwege 2018 Nobel Peace Price Winner in recognition of his commitment as an active defender and activist in the defence of human rights, and Mme Ouided Bouchamaoui, 2015 Nobel Peace Price Winner obtained for her support to the democratic transition in Tunisia and the rescue of the country from a political crisis through the organisation of the national dialogue.

During this event, which dealt in particular with the themes of The strength of women and The construction of peace with Rotary, Civil Society and International Institutions, Glory Ojesanmi and Lisa F. Fogens were able to express their point of view through a speech that was both eloquent and brilliant, dedicated to the issue of protection against violence against women, a theme that was particularly important for both of them. It was a moment that was all the more memorable for them as they were able to speak just before Dr Denis Mukwege, a true symbol of peace.

While our congratulations go to Glory and Lisa for their investment and exemplary involvement in this cause, we wanted to highlight the interview given by Glory Ojesanmi to the President of Eurojust, Ladislav Hamran, in which the young woman was able to address the issue of human trafficking and the ways in which it could be curbed. In response, Mr Hamran spoke of the importance of key partners across borders, be it judicial authorities, different police intelligence forces, strategic partners… He also recalled how essential it was that the chain of follow-up of these traffics is never broken between states, especially in Latin America, North Africa and the Middle East.

Article edited the 27 October 2022