Peace & Justice 2014

NOTE: This project has finished, but we are running a new project in 2015 and 2016. Click here for more information.

Article 90 is a unique article in the Dutch Constitution. It calls for the 'promotion and development of international law'. This is an important priority for the Netherlands. Together with World Press Photo and The Hague project Peace and Justice, Cartoon Movement is launching a new project that will involve cartoonists, photographers and students from around the world in a global debate about peace & justice.

The Netherlands is committed to the peaceful settlement of international disputes, guaranteeing human rights, good relations with other states, international law, and lasting peace.

Globally, The Hague is known as the city of Peace and Justice. The International Criminal Court, the International Court of the United Nations, the OPCW, and the iconic Peace Palace are all housed in this city.

But what do young people, the ambassadors of tomorrow, know about this particular article in the Dutch Constitution? How do we involve them in the complicated concept of international law? And how can they make their own contribution to the promotion of peace and justice?

Animation explaining the Peace & Justice project

Launch of the the Peace & Justice project at the Peace Palace

This project is a collaboration between the city of The Hague and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to put the Netherlands, especially The Hague, on the map as the global center of expertise for peace and justice.

Embassies from around the world will take part. Ambassadors will be coupled to professional photographers and cartoonists to give guest lectures at schools and universities in several countries. Cartoonists and photographers will show the importance of their work, and ambassadors will talk about the relevance of peace and justice. After the guest lecture, the students get to work. We ask for their ideas about local solutions that can contribute to international justice. Students can submit their thoughts in the form of tweets, sketches, comments and photos, and our cartoonists will turn them into professional cartoons.

At the end of the project, the ten best cartoons are selected by an international jury. These will be displayed at the Peace Palace in The Hague, in the week of September 21, 2014, the International Day of Peace.