Peace conferences

  • S.E. M. W.H. de Beaufort, Ministre des Affaires Etrangères de Sa Majesté la Reine des Pays-Bas, Président d'Honneur. Photo collection Peace Palace Library

    S.E. M. W.H. de Beaufort, Ministre des Affaires Etrangères de Sa Majesté la Reine des Pays-Bas, Président d’Honneur

    August 11, 2016

    Photograph of Willem Hendrik de Beaufort (1845-1918), Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs and Honorary President of the Conference. Published in Conférence de la Paix, La Haye, Mai-Juillet 1899: Exemplaire de M. le Jonckheer J.C.N. van Eys, ministre-résident de S.M. la Reine, secrétaire général de la Conférence, Paris/Varsovie, B. Matuszewski. Photographic album on the occasion of the First Hague Peace […]

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  • S.M. Wilhelmina, Reine des Pays-Bas, Image collection Peace Palace Library

    S.M. Wilhelmina, Reine des Pays-Bas

    August 10, 2016

    Photograph of Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands (1880-1962). Published in Conférence de la Paix, La Haye, Mai-Juillet 1899: Exemplaire de M. le Jonckheer J.C.N. van Eys, ministre-résident de S.M. la Reine, secrétaire général de la Conférence, Paris/Varsovie, B. Matuszewski. Photographic album on the occasion of the First Hague Peace Conference of 1899. Photograph taken by Bolesław Matuszewski (1856-c.1943 […]

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  • S.M. Nicolas II, Empereur de toutes les Russies, Image collection Peace Palace Library

    S.M. Nicolas II, Empereur de toutes les Russies

    August 9, 2016

    Photograph of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (1868-1918). Published in Conférence de la Paix, La Haye, Mai-Juillet 1899: Exemplaire de M. le Jonckheer J.C.N. van Eys, ministre-résident de S.M. la Reine, secrétaire général de la Conférence, Paris/Varsovie, B. Matuszewski. Photographic album on the occasion of the First Hague Peace Conference of 1899. Photograph taken by Bolesław Matuszewski (1856-c.1943 […]

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  • Model of the 3rd Hague Peace Conference Simulation

    Model of the 3rd Hague Peace Conference Simulation

    April 30, 2015

    On Saturday May 9, 2015 the Hague student association Lunastrum organizes a simulation of the Third Hague Peace Conference at the Peace Palace. Lunastrum would like to give their students the opportunity to participate in this Model Conference to share their ideas on the modern warfare of the 21st Century and the perpetuation of peace among the nations in the rapidly changing global landscape.

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  • Kaiser Wilhelm II

    A Supreme Offence against International Morality and the Sanctity of Treaties: William II of Hohenzollern and the Treaty of Versailles

    June 27, 2014

    Early during World War I, jurists and statesmen in both France and Great-Britain, such as Larnaude and Lapradelle, had advocated the German Emperor William II to be arrested and brought to trial. The principle that military officers should be held personally responsible for orders in violation of the laws and customs of war, if pushed to its logical limits, would render commanders-in-chief, that is heads of State, liable for illegal acts for which they are responsible, directly or indirectly. And in Germany, there was one commander-in-chief: the Emperor William II.

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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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  • Letter to the Russian Empire

    Letter to the Russian Empire in the name of 205.791 Dutch inhabitants (1899)

    September 6, 2013

    Reproduction of a letter to the Russian Empire to express the gratitude for the convocation of the first Peace Conference in The Hague in 1899. Signed by the members of the Dutch General Commitee.

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  • Bertha von Suttner

    Bertha von Suttner: First Woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 1905

    July 5, 2013

    On August 28, we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Peace Palace. In the context of our anniversary, it is time to reflect and salute those who, a hundred years ago, worked tirelessly to help the Peace Palace come into existence. One of these people is author and peace activist Bertha von Suttner. Does her name ring any bells? If it doesn’t than this is the right moment to learn about the remarkable life of a women who played a special role in the history of the Peace Palace and who went on to become the first women in history to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 1905.

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  • Assemblee mondiale de la paix, Helsinki 22-29 juin 1955.

    Assemblee mondiale de la paix, Helsinki juin 1955

    June 12, 2013

    Poster for Peace congress in Helsinki, june 1955, organized by the Assemblée Mondiale de la Paix. Image: charcoal and graphite drawing of two hands releasing a dove.

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  • Andrew Carnegie. Photo collection Carnegie Foundation

    Building a ‘Temple for Peace’: Inspired Advocates and a Philanthropist

    April 5, 2013

    Shortly after the 1899 Hague Peace Conference had ended, William T. Stead, a highly energetic and respected British journalist and pacifist who had followed the peace conference as an observer, and Andrew D. White, the American head of delegation and ambassador in Germany, convinced the Scottish-born American steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to finance the ‘Temple for Peace’ that was to become the Peace Palace in The Hague.

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