THE HAGUE PEACE CONFERENCE OF 1907:
A RETROSPECTIVE AFTER 110 YEARS
S. I. Chernyavskiy
One hundred and ten years ago the Second Peace Conference took place in the Hague. It adopted important documents that codified certain laws and customs of war, thus contributing to the foundation of a system of international humanitarian law. This conference was a logical continuation of the 1899 Peace Conference, convened at the initiative of Russia, which established general rules for the peaceful settlement of conflicts between states, as well as a number of resolutions and declarations regarding the conduct of military operations. The article analyzes the reasons for convening these international forums and their significance for the world community.
Keywords: The Hague Peace Conference of 1907, international humanitarian law, settlement of armed conflicts, The Hague Peace Conventions.