In the summer of 2013 it will be 100 years ago that the Peace Palace opened its doors as the accommodation for institutions working on world peace and international justice. The Centenarian has grown into an icon for world peace.
The Carnegie Foundation, the owner and keeper of the Peace Palace, has taken the initiative to publish a book in the summer of 2013 to mark the Centenary of the Peace Palace. This book, aimed at the general public, will reflect on the role the Peace Palace has played in the history of war and peace in the 20th century. It will also portray the occupants of the Peace Palace in 2013: The International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Library and the Hague Academy of International Law. The historical part of the book will be written by Johan Joor PhD; the contemporary part by Heikelien Verrijn Stuart LLM. Also included will be a photo documentary about ‘daily life’ at the Peace.
From 28 August 2013 the Centenary book will be available in an English, French and Dutch edition. The selling price will be circa € 40 including VAT.
The following public and private organisations have contributed to this publication, including the preparatory research:
Carnegie Corporation New York
City of The Hague
De Frans Mortelmans Stichting
Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Netherlands Ministry of Security and Justice
Peace Palace Library
Province of Zuid-Holland
Shell Nederland B.V.
ABN AMRO Mees Pierson
Dr Hendrik Muller’s Vaderlandsch Fonds
Ernst & Young
M.A.O.C. Gravin van Bylandt Stichting
Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn
Siemens Nederland N.V.
The Hague Academy of International Law