A Former diplomatic correspondent, specialised in humanitarian action and international justice, with Libération (Paris) and Le Temps (Geneva), Pierre Hazan has been a close observer of many conflicts over the years. A Fellow at Harvard Law School (2005) and the United States Institute of Peace in Washington D.C. (2006), he has authored numerous books and publications, including: Justice in a Time of War; Judging War, Judging History – Behind Truth and Reconciliation; and La Paix contre la Justice?. He was the guest editor of The International Journal of Transitional Justice (April 2017) on the special issue “Beyond Borders: A New Regional Architecture of Transitional Justice?”. In addition, Pierre is a member of the Law and Peace Practice Group of the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT). In recent years, he has worked with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. He also has served as an expert to the UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights, collaborating on the Report on Writing and Teaching of History and the Report on Memorialisation Processes. Pierre is a professor at the Academy of Journalism and Media at the University of Neuchâtel.
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a Swiss-based private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence. Our mission is to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation.
As a Swiss nonprofit Foundation, HD is supervised by a Board, which serves on a voluntary basis. It sets the mission and the general policy of the Foundation and provides overall supervision of the development and implementation of the organisation’s programme and administration, as managed by the Senior Management Team.
HD’s team has grown from a small group of 6 people in 1999 to more than 300 from over 40 different nationalities today, supervised by a 11 member Senior Management Team. The organisation is made up of individuals driven by meaningful objectives who are dedicated to making a difference through peace and mediation efforts.