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Peace Palace Reception in honor of former Mayor Deetman
The Hague, City of Peace, Justice and Security, also in the field of the environment
15 May 2008
On 15 May IES chairman Wouter Veening attended a reception in the Peace Palace in honor of former The Hague Mayor Wim Deetman. Here a Liber Amicorum was presented to Mr. Deetman, highlighting The Hague as City of Peace, Justice and Security. Wouter had contributed a chapter to the book under the title ?The Hague, City of Peace, Justice and Security, also in the field of the environment?.
Mayor Deetman and his colleagues in the municipal government have been very helpful with the start of IES in The Hague and with contributing to the feasibility study on profiling The Hague in the field of international environmental law, which IES is currently conducting, together with the renowned T.M. Asser Institute. Wouter could also introduce himself to the new Mayor, Mr. Jozias van Aartsen, who showed great interest in the feasibility study and who as former Minister of Foreign Affairs had underlined at several occasions the environmental dimension of international security policy.