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Conference “Peace Through Law: The Versailles Peace Treaty and dispute settlement after WWI”

In 1919, the Versailles Peace Treaty signed the end of World War I and established an ambitious new framework for international relations. The Treaty gave birth to the League of Nations, the first world organisation created to ensure peace, as well as to the Permanent Court of International Justice and international tribunals. One would be curious to know the many correlations with the way institutions, such as the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights, operate nowadays.

About a century after the end of the Great War, the Max Planck Institute (MPI) Luxembourg for Procedural Law brought together researchers from universities worldwide to investigate this milestone in history and its impact on the current judicial system. Organised under the patronage of the Ambassadors of France and Germany in the Grand Duchy, the conference “Peace Through Law: The Versailles Peace Treaty and dispute settlement after WWI” was attended by some 100 participants.

Prof. Nathaniel Berman, from Brown University, opened the 2-day conference with a lecture entitled "Drama Through Law". The next days comprised a series of panels and a roundtable in which academics from Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, the UK, and the US took part.

The discussions will later be addressed in a book meant to be published in 2019, 100 years after the conclusion of the Versailles Peace Treaty.

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In 1919, the Versailles Peace Treaty signed the end of World War I and established an ambitious new framework for international relations. The Treaty gave birth to the League of Nations, the first world organisation created to ensure peace, as wel...
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