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The Hague Academy of International Law, “A century of devotion to the study  international legal principles and rules – from 1923 to 2023”

The Hague Academy of International Law celebrated its centenary during the last week of May with a festive program held in the premises of the Academy in the new wing of the Peace Palace. The Academy was conceived during the second Peace Conference in the Hague in 1907, and was ready to start in October 1914, but the Great War (WW1) intervened, so the first courses could only be held in the Peace Palace in 1923. The Academy has been famous for its worldwide appeal, due in large measure to the excellence of the professors and of the students. The Hague Academy of International Law is well known in the world, probably more so than in the Netherlands. The General Assembly of the UN annually calls upon States to support this grand old institution for the study, teaching, and dissemination of international law.

Chinese Peace Plan, worth a closer look

Steven van Hoogstraten reflex on China peace plan proposal. While the war in Ukraine continues, and both sides are not showing any signs of stepping back from the conflict, China has launched a Peace Plan

A Special Tribunal for Ukraine?

Steven van Hoogstraten, Former director Carnegie Foundation examine the general mood is that perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine should be held to account in a court of law, more precisely at the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

Putin and International Law : Revisited

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an Order on 16 March 2022, indicating that “the Russian Federation should immediately suspend the military operations that it commenced on 24 February in the territory of Ukraine”. This Order was made up under the Genocide Convention of 1948 [1], invoked by Ukraine to support its case.

A Climate Pact without Coal ?

By Steven van Hoogstraten When following the news, the public has mostly been given the impression that the COP 26 summit in Glasgow was no...

Private wealth for the public good

By Steven van Hoogstraten, Former director Carnegie Foundation Andrew Carnegie (1835 – 1919) was probably the most important philanthropist of the early 20th century, and...

Puzzling results in Dutch elections

By Steven van Hoogstraten, Former director Carnegie Foundation. Recently, parliamentary elections were held amidst the greatest Covid precautions with voters holding their “verkiezingspotlood”(election pencil) ....

UN at 75 – the global right to food

By Steven van Hoogstraten. An impressive TV celebration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations was broadcasted from the Peace Palace on 24 October...

Do Not Criple The International Criminal Court

By Steven van Hoogstraten. There is a tendency amongst opinion leaders in this country to publicly distance themselves from the International Criminal Court. The ICC...

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