The United Nations turned 75 in 2020. In Europe, a large number of monuments and buildings were lit up blue. In The Hague, the Peace Palace was in the same spotlight, symbolizing the continued Dutch/European commitment to preserving and strengthening multilateral relations with partners across the globe, with the United Nations at its core.
The Peace Palace is home to the International Court of Justice, which is highest legal body of the UN and the only main branch of the UN not based in New York. This year marks a special anniversary for the International Court of Justice; it’s the 75th anniversary of its founding in April 1946.
Breyer Lecture: March 26
The Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands and the City of The Hague are working with the Brookings Institution to organize a digital edition of the “Justice Stephen Breyer Lecture on International Law” – hosted by The Brookings Institution. This year’s keynote speaker will be Belarusian human rights activist Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya.