The 1916 US Naval Act and its 1918 proposed expansion triggered a Naval Arms Race between it and it’s allied nations of Great Britain and Japan.Read more
Finally, the United States Government invited the principal naval powers to a conference to discuss the situation and end the Naval Arms Race.
A bold opening suggestion from the US government resulted in the scrapping and halting of most naval capital ships.
The Washington Naval Treaty signed on the 6th of February 1922
Invitation for an extra Peace Palace Library Lecture on Nicholas Roerich, Artist and Lawyer, Founder of the 1935 Roerich Pact for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in Times of War and Peace, Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 17.00 – 18.00 in the Library and Academy Building of the Peace Palace.Read more
The Roerich Pact is the first international treaty on the protection of art, science, religion and monuments. This unique legal document sprang from the initiative of Nicholas Roerich, a famous Russian painter and jurist. A special exhibition about Roerich and the Roerich Pact is organized in the Peace Palace Library. From April 16 – May 18 guided tours to the exhibition are available. Costs €5. Please find available dates and times at www.vredespaleis.nl (visitor information).Read more
Exhibition and Lectures: “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity”, Peace Palace Library, April 15-16, 2014avril 11, 2014
The Roerich Pact is the first international treaty on the protection of art, science, religion and monuments. This unique legal document sprang from the initiative of Nicholas Roerich, (1874-1947), a famous Russian painter and jurist. Lectures and a special exhibition about Roerich and the Roerich Pact will be organized in the Peace Palace Library. Read more.Read more
La définition du traité qui fasse le plus autorité est celle de la Convention de Vienne sur le droit des traités. Selon l’article 2 de cet accord multilatéral, un “traité” est un “accord international conclu par écrit entre États et régi par le droit international, qu’il soit consigné dans un instrument unique ou dans deux […]Read more
Years of negotiations in the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and vigorous drafting and re-drafting of an international treaty to govern the activities of States on the Moon, culminated in an unanimous acceptance of the Moon Agreement (or Moon Treaty) by the UN General Assembly in 1979. The Agreement applies to the Moon and all other celestial bodies within the solar system other than the Earth, including orbits or other trajectories to or around them. It turns over jurisdiction to the international community.Read more
With the emergence of the Newly Independent States (NIS) in the 1990s, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, new borders cut through Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. As a result, many water allocation and pollution problems that were previously national issues within the Soviet Union have become transboundary issues.Read more