Organizations

Organizations

Organizations

From conflict prevention to conflict resolution

About 200 international organisations in The Hague work to create a more just and peaceful world by resolving conflicts – not with armed force but with reasoned legal judgments. Some of these organisations prosecute and try war criminals. The Hague is a place where knowledge, research and experience in the field of peace and justice come together, and a birthplace of projects that foster peace. Organisations like the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are all based here.

View the factsheet for more information about international organisations in The Hague.

Peaceful resolutions

The International Court of Justice, the highest judicial organ of the United Nations, seeks peaceful resolutions for disputes between states, thus resolving and often preventing conflicts in the courtroom.

Prosecutions and trials

The Netherlands plays a leading role in prosecuting war criminals and persons suspected of crimes against humanity. When defendants’ own countries lack the ability or will to try them, courts and tribunals like the ICC assume this responsibility.

Media in front of ICTY

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OPCW inspectors

OPCW inspectors

Source: OPCW
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Congress in World Forum

Congress in World Forum

Source: World Forum
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