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Peace Palace Centenaire

  • A Moment Back In Time: Video Footage of the Official Opening in 1913 and the Events of that Historical Day

    août 30, 2013

    When the Peace Palace opened its doors on August 28, 1913, the openings ceremony was attended by approximately 500 guests from different corners of the world. Have you ever been curious to find out who was there that day, what they wore, what music was played during the ceremony? We will take a close look at the events on that historical day and share with you the amazing footage of some of the most prominent guests in attendance.

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  • World Press Photo Exhibition 2013 at the Peace Palace

    World Press Photo Exhibition 2013 at the Peace Palace

    août 30, 2013

    For one day The World Press Photo Exhibition can be seen in the impressive entrance hall of the Peace Palace, a unique opportunity. This famous traveling exhibition, the result of a global contest between photojournalists, is literally placed in light of the courts located in the palace. Reliable law cannot exist without vigilant press and trustworthy information.

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  • Achieving Sustainable Peacebuilding: Retrospect and Prospect

    Achieving Sustainable Peacebuilding: Retrospect and Prospect

    août 29, 2013

    On 29 August 2013, The Hague Institute will convene a high-level conference titled: Achieving Sustainable Peacebuilding: Retrospect and Prospect. This conference builds on a research project which seeks to provide an understanding of the complex challenges involved in stabilization and reconstruction in fragile and conflict-affected situations.
    Achieving Sustainable Peacebuilding: Retrospect and Prospect

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  • Joor, J. and H.M., Verrijn Stuart, The Building of Peace: A Hundred Years of Work on Peace through Law: the Peace Palace, 1913-2013, The Hague, Carnegie Foundation, 2013.

    The Building of Peace: A Hundred Years of Work on Peace through Law: the Peace Palace 1913-2013

    août 29, 2013

    The Carnegie Foundation, the owner and keeper of the Peace Palace, has taken the initiative to publish a book to mark the Centenary of the Peace Palace. This book, aimed at the general public, reflects on the role the Peace Palace has played in the history of war and peace in the 20th Century. It also portrays the occupants of the Peace Palace in 2013.

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  • Opening Peace Palace 1913

    Video Opening Peace Palace 1913

    août 28, 2013

    In 1913, already a century ago, the Peace Palace, founded by Andrew Carnegie, was opened in The Hague, international city of peace and justice. In this video Carnegie himself, the Dutch Queen Wilhemina and several other interesting individuals are filmed as they arrive and walk into the Peace Palace, back in 1913, on 28 August.
    Video Opening Peace Palace 1913

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    Centennial Celebration: Peace Palace 100 Years Today!

    août 28, 2013

    The official commemoration ceremony of the Peace Palace Centennial will take place this morning. On this very day, it will be exactly 100 years ago that the Peace Palace was inaugurated with a solemn ceremony. International guests are invited to the ceremony. The commeration involves the presentation of the official book ‘100 Years Peace Palace’ about the present role and significance of the Peace Palace. Afterwards a buste of the pacifiste Bertha von Suttner will be unveiled in the main hall of the Peace Palace.

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  • Pro Concordia Labor: A Celebration of Women, Peace and International Law

    Pro Concordia Labor: A Celebration of Women, Peace and International Law

    août 27, 2013

    Today, on August 27, 2013, at 18:30 pm, a public celebration will occur at the Oude Kerk in Delft, to commemorate the Centenary of the Peace Palace and honor the legacy of Bertha von Suttner, the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. A bust of Bertha von Suttner will be unveiled by 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee the following day at the Peace Palace.
    Pro Concordia Labor: A Celebration of Women, Peace and International Law

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  • Peace Gallery Challenge, 1 January-10 April 2013

    Peace Gallery Challenge

    août 26, 2013

    To celebrate 100 years of the Peace Palace, The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), with the support of the Municipality of The Hague, held an online contest for artists from around the world to share their work, telling a story of peace.
    Peace Gallery Challenge

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  • The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Louis Cordonnier’s Prize-Winning Design

    The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Louis Cordonnier’s Prize-Winning Design

    août 25, 2013

    On 15 August 1905 the “Programme of the Competition for the Architectural Plan of the Peace Palace for the use of the Permanent Court of Arbitration with a Library” was sent out all over the world. The competition was open to all. On the closing day, 15 April 1906, no less than 216 plans had been submitted, covering a total of more than 3.000 drawings. The jury, after subsequent diligent inspection, alloted the first prize to Louis M. Cordonnier of Lille.
    The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Louis Cordonnier’s Prize-Winning Design

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  • The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Louis Cordonnier’s Prize-Winning Design

    The Peace Palace – A One-Hundred Year Old Monument

    août 24, 2013

    The Peace Palace is a remarkable building. Inside of the Atrium of City Hall, an exhibition with the six winning prize competition designs in large format. You can also admire historical pictures of the construction of the Peace Palace.

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