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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 (‚ÄúPCA‚ÄĚ) 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

Please keep an eye on our website for updates.

The Congress will be interpreted in French, Spanish and Arabic.

Side Events

Next to the official Congress program, there will be several side events, organized by various Contracting Parties. Please see for an overview below:

University of the Philippines Concert Chorus hosted by the Embassy of the Philippines

Date: 6 June 2024, Thursday

Time: 5:30 P.M.

Venue: Diligentia Theater, Lange Voorhout 5, 2514 EA The Hague

Kindly RSVP on or before 04 June 2024 through this link: https://bit.ly/4aeESOq

Concert event celebrating 125 years of the PCA organized by Australia and the Netherlands

(by invitation only)

Date: Tuesday 11 June 2024

Time: 19:30 P.M. (doors open at 19.00 P.M.)

Venue: Kloosterkerk, Lange Voorhout 4, 2514 EA The Hague

GRULAC Event (by invitation only)

Date: Thursday 13 June 2024

Time: 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Venue: Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 2, 2517 KJ The Hague -Japanese Room

Asia-Pacific Event and Toast hosted by Viet Nam (by invitation only)

Date: Thursday 13 June 2024

Time: 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Venue: Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 2, 2517 KJ The Hague - Small Court Room

Reception hosted by the Embassy of France

Date: Thursday 13 June 2024

Time: 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Venue: French Residence, Tobias Asserlaan 1, 2517 KC The Hague

Preparatory Documents for the Congress

Practical information

See also the page practical information for further information.

Access

Guests will be required to present a valid passport or identity card to gain access to the Peace Palace premises.

Guests are advised to come on foot to the extent 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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