The Peace Palace (Dutch: Vredespaleis) is an international law administrative building in The Hague, the Netherlands. It houses the International Court of Justice (which is the principal judicial body of the United Nations), the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Hague Academy of International Law and the Peace Palace Library. The Palace officially opened on 28 August 1913, and was originally built to provide a home for the Permanent Court of Arbitration, a court created to end war by the Hague Convention of 1899.

The Peace Palace has served as the location for previous PSC2015, and once again awaits us for the PSC2016.


Peace Palace, The Hague


The Hague provides hundreds of options for your accommodation. You probably want to stay close to the venue, but be advised that the area is in high demand so you’ll want to book early.

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Guests in The Hague during the 2016 Planetary Security Conference will have the opportunity to visit a number of internationally acclaimed dining experiences. Below is a short selection centrally located, and top rated restaurants. For the more adventurous guests, The Hague offers vast numbers of hidden gems with fantastic cuisine.