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The Hague Peace Conference (1899)

  • Book Presentation ‘The Hague Conferences’, 19 February 2019, Registration Open

    février 14, 2019

    On 19 February 2019, from 17.30 till 18.30, the New Zealand historian Maartje Abbenhuis will speak in the Peace Palace Library about her most recent book “The Hague Conferences and International Politics, 1898-1915”, which has been published by Bloomsbury.

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  • Remembering Felix Moscheles (1833-1917)

    janvier 11, 2018

    On December 22, the Peace Palace Library, the International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) and the Bertha von Suttner Peace Institute organized a commemorative meeting to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Felix Stone Moscheles. Moscheles was a 19th century peace activist and painter. He was one of the best-known pacifists of his time, a familiar face in the International Peace Movement and a close friend of Bertha von Suttner, the first female recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He participated in the Hague Peace Conferences and was a staunch supporter of international arbitration. This blog will briefly discuss his life and will mainly focus on his peace activities.

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  • Book Review: War, Peace and International Order?

    octobre 12, 2017

    This book attempts to assess the history and on-going relevance of the 1899 and 1907 Hague peace conferences, the conventions they brought into being, the institutions they established and the precedents they set. The exact legacies of the two conferences remain unclear. On the one hand, diplomatic and military historians, who cast their gaze to 1914, traditionally dismiss the events of 1899 and 1907 as insignificant footnotes on the path to the First World War. On the other, experts in international law posit that The Hague’s foremost legacy lies in the manner in which the conferences progressed the law of war and the concept and application of international justice.

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