by Hannah Dunphy on 18 Jun 2012 | Comments
Join us on July 4, 2012 at the historic Nieuwe Kerk in Delft, the Netherlands, for a ceremony honoring the Grotian tradition and celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the International Criminal Court.
The event will feature a ceremonial wreath laying and lecture by U.S. Ambassador for war crimes, Stephen J. Rapp and John Washburn, Convener of the American Coalition for the International Criminal Court (AMICC). With a lecture on the U.S. and The Hague tradition by internationally prominent historian on International Law and The Hague Tradition, Dr. Arthur Eyffinger.
Background on the event from A Grotian Moment website:
The historic 1899 Hague Peace Conference took place from May 18, 1899 to July 29, 1899. The chief accomplishments of this conference include the creation of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the establishment of international laws of war.
On July 4, 1899, the U.S. delegation to the Conference convened a celebration at the tomb of Hugo Grotius at the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft, Netherlands. Members of the U.S. delegation lauded Grotius and spoke about how his ideas have shaped U.S. jurisprudence.The U.S. laid a custom made, elaborate wreath of silver and gold at Grotius’ tomb.
In honor of the 10 year anniversary of the International Criminal Court, on July 4, 2012, U.S. students, citizens and diplomats will convene another celebration at Grotius’ tomb. A new wreath will be laid by U.S. Ambassador for Global Criminal Justice, Stephen J. Rapp. A number of addresses which focus on the United States’ role in the development of the “Grotian Project” of international law will be delivered.
For more information and to register, please click here.