8 December 2011
Inspiration and innovation in international law and politics
100 years Nobel Peace Prize Tobias Asser
On 10 December 1911 Tobias M.C. Asser (1838-1913) received the Nobel Peace Prize. Tobias Asser took the initiative for the Hague Conference on Private International Law, and presided over its first four sessions (1893, 1894, 1900 and 1904). To commemorate this event, a conference took place on 9 December 2011 in the Peace Palace in The Hague.
For the programme of the event, please click here; the speech of the Secretary General on "The Hague Conference on Private International Law: Asser's vision and an evolving mission", has been made available here.
See also the short film (15 minutes) "The Hague International City Of Peace And Justice: Tobias Michael Carel Asser" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GXkuoRJC2o.