Dean visits New York and Washington with presidents of international courts and the Mayor of The Hague

Together with the presidents of several international courts and tribunals based in The Hague and Jozias van Aartsen, Mayor of The Hague, Dean Willem van Genugten will be visiting New York and Washington DC between 27 March and 1 April, 2012. The purpose of the visit is to inform the public about the role of international courts and tribunals in The Hague, the international city of peace and justice.

Together with the presidents of several international courts and tribunals based in The Hague and Jozias van Aartsen, Mayor of The Hague, Dean Willem van Genugten will be visiting New York and Washington DC between 27 March and 1 April, 2012. The purpose of the visit is to inform the public about the role of international courts and tribunals inThe Hague, the international city of peace and justice.

The delegation consists of President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Judge Peter Tomka, President of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Judge Sang-Hyun Song, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRM) Theodor Meron, Secretary-General Hans van Loon of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HccH), acting Secretary-General Brooks Daly of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), Mayor of The Hague Jozias van Aartsen and Willem van Genugten.

In Washington the delegation will participate in panel discussions at the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), Brookings Institution and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Furthermore they will hold talks with the Obama Administration, members of Congress and members of the US Judiciary. Part of the delegation will visit the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, and it will lead discussions at the International Peace Institute and New York University.

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