The Hague Peace Prize 2011 awarded to Professor Paul Lagarde


The Hague Peace Prize 2011 was presented to Professor Paul Lagarde from Paris.

The Hague Prize is a prize for International Law, awarded periodically by the independent The Hague Prize Foundation.

Professor Paul Lagarde was presented the prize by Mayor Jozias van Aartsen of The Hague.

Chairman of the Carnegie Foundation Mr Bernard Bot explained the importance of the work of Paul Lagarde and his nomination for this award as follows:”Paul Lagarde was awarded the prize for his extraordinary contribution to the study and development of private internation law. Mr. Lagarde is one of the most important contributors to the work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. The so called ‘Hague Conventions’, have an impact on the daily lives of people all over the world. These Conventions deal with issues such as international adoption of children, parental child abduction, easing international formalities for official documents, and international access to justice. Professor Lagarde also performed an important role in the development of private international law within the European Union, for which his Hague work was an important source of inspiration.”

The Hague Prize for International Law was established in 2002 to reflect the special position of the city of The Hague as ‘City of Peace, Justice and Security’. The basis of that special position was laid over 100 years ago when the world’s first ever peace conference took place in The Hague in 1899, followed by a second in 1907.

Read more about The Hague Prize for International Law here

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