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  • SDG16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions → the Peace Palace!

    November 15, 2018

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations that came into effect in January 2016, are the most important goals that the world should work on for the future. These goals are the successor of the Millennium Goals. In the Sustainable Development Goals, the promotion of just, peaceful and inclusive societies was included a an essential goal for the future for the first time. This is SDG16. It is a goal that matches the ideal with which the Peace Palace was founded well! The Carnegie Foundation – Peace Palace signed the SDG Charter in September 2017. A year later, on 24 September 2018, the Peace Palace was appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands as official ‘SDG 16 House’, the first of its kind in the world.

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  • Sir Elihu Lauterpacht Obituary (1928-2017)

    February 13, 2017

    Sir Elihu Lauterpacht, who has died aged 88, was professor emeritus of International Law at Cambridge University, a fellow of Trinity College and founder of the Lauterpacht Center for International Law. Throughout his legal career, he was known for taking on challenging cases that broke new ground.

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  • Just Peace Festival: Peace Palace Library – In the Footsteps of …

    September 23, 2016

    Visit the Library during The Hague Open Doors Day 2016 and meet four historical figures who have provided an important contribution to the Library and international law.
    Just Peace Festival: Peace Palace Library - In the Footsteps of …

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  • Just Peace 2016

    August 24, 2016

    The Hague will be completely swept away by the Just Peace Festival, 21-25 September. With a wealth of activities, the city will celebrate the U.N.-declared International Day of Peace together with you. The Peace Palace is partner of Just Peace and you can take part in various activities.
    Just Peace 2016

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  • Speech by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, 70-th session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York

    Speech by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, 70-th session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York

    September 29, 2015

    In his address, the King has discussed the significance of the United Nations, and the contribution the Kingdom of the Netherlands has made in the fields of peace, justice and development. He also mentioned the Peace Palace!
    Speech by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, 70-th session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York

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  • Film: The Hague International City

    Film: The Hague International City

    May 1, 2015

    The Hague is known worldwide as the International City of Peace and Justice. How does the average resident of The Hague benefit from this? The Municipality of The Hague commissioned a film on this subject.
    Film: The Hague International City

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  • The Hague’s International Status Beneficial to the Local and Regional Economy

    The Hague’s International Status Beneficial to the Local and Regional Economy

    October 3, 2014

    The Hague’s status as International City of Peace and Justice is proving increasingly beneficial to the local and regional economy. This is according to a Decisio study into the economic impact of international organisations on The Hague region, published on 19 September.
    The Hague’s International Status Beneficial to the Local and Regional Economy

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  • Just Peace, The Hague, 19-21 September 2014

    Just Peace, The Hague, 19-21 September 2014

    August 26, 2014

    From 19 to 21 September, we will be celebrating the United Nation’s International Day of Peace in The Hague. There will be music, debates, walks, exhibitions, running events, guided tours, theater and much more. Join us!
    Just Peace, The Hague, 19-21 September 2014

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  • Eyffinger, A.C.G.M., "The Stars of Eternal Truth and Right": Bertha von Suttner's Campaigning for Peace, Social Justice, and Womanhood, Oisterwijk, Wolf Legal Publishers, 2013.

    “The Stars of Eternal Truth and Right”: Bertha von Suttner’s Campaigning for Peace, Social Justice, and Womanhood

    February 7, 2014

    New publication by Arthur Eyffinger. The Hague Peace Conferences of 1899 and 1907 were the undisputable highlights of Bertha von Suttner’s long career as an engaged peace activist. To her, the opening of the Peace Palace in 1913 was a dream come true. This publication focuses on Bertha’s tenets and aspirations with regard to the emerging international tradition in The Hague.

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  • Creating Peace through Law the City of Hiroshima 04

    Creating Peace through Law: the City of Hiroshima

    December 24, 2013

    By Professor Hope Elizabeth May, Central Michigan University. The Hague’s identity as an international City of Peace and Justice began when the Peace Palace opened on August 28, 1913. A product of the fierce optimism of Andrew Carnegie who provided 1.5 million dollars to finance its construction, the Peace Palace provided a proper symbolic home to what Carnegie referred to as the “high court of humanity” (the Permanent Court of Arbitration) – the precious jewel of the 1899 Hague Peace Conference. The cusp of the Peace Palace Centenary marked an important moment for The Hague. As The Hague enters its next phase, it is an opportune time to consider the experience of another city that was built, by law, to be a symbol of international peace – that of Hiroshima, Japan. 2014 marks not only the centenary of World War I, but also the 65th anniversary of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial City Construction Law (“Peace City Law”).

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