​📆 12-14 June 2024​​​

📍 Peace Palace, The Hague

Congress of the Members of the Court: A Court Fit for Its Time: Pursuing the Evolution of the Permanent Court of Arbitration for the Fulfilment of its Promise

Established in 1899 at the First Hague Peace Conference, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (“PCA”) will celebrate its 125th anniversary on 29 July 2024.

On the occasion of its 125th Anniversary, the PCA will hold the third-ever Congress of its Members of the Court to talk about the future of the PCA, its contributions to international law, and how it can better serve the evolving dispute resolution needs of the Contracting Parties.

This Congress will be held at the Peace Palace in The Hague (the Netherlands) from Wednesday, 12 June 2024 to Friday, 14 June 2024.

In addition to the Congress, the Members of the Court, and their partners, will have opportunities to enjoy a tour of the Peace Palace and cultural activities in The Hague.

We kindly ask you to register for the Congress by 15 May 2024. 

Program and schedule

The detailed program schedule will be provided closer to the event date.

Please keep an eye on our website for updates.

Practical information

Access

Guests are advised to come on foot as much as possible. You may enter the Peace Palace through the Security Lodge at the left site of the gate.

Guests arriving by car are invited to please proceed to the right gate.

Please note that there is no parking space available at the Peace Palace premises.

Accommodation in The Hague

A list of recommended hotels with special rates for congress attendees is available below. Please book early to secure your preferred accommodation.

  • Carlton Ambassador Hotel The Hague - link to hotel booking website

  • Hilton The Hague - link to hotel booking website

  • Leonardo Royal Hotel Den Haag Promenade - link to hotel booking website - use promo code: 1106THA

Restaurant recommendations in The Hague

Click here for restaurant recommendations in The Hague: Restaurant recommendations - The Hague

Taxis in The Hague

  • HTMC: +31 70 390 7722

  • QBT: +31 6 43 88 97 58

Spouse program

A cultural program will be organized for the partners and spouses of congress attendees. The spouses and partners program can be found here.

An overview of cultural events in The Hague on the dates of the congress is available here.

Location

Permanent Court of Arbitration

Peace Palace

Carnegieplein 2

2517 KJ The Hague

The Netherlands

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