Philippines Contributes USD 10,000 to
The Hague Academy of International Law, Advocates International Law, Rule of Law in Inter-state Relations
Left photo: Philippine Ambassador to The Netherlands J. Eduardo Malaya (right) hands over to Professor Jean-Marc Thouvenin, Secretary-General of The Hague Academy of International Law (left), a document formalizing the Philippine Government’s contribution to The Hague Academy of International Law. Right photo: Ambassador J. Eduardo Malaya presents a copy of his latest book, Philippine Treaties In Force 2020, to Professor Jean-Marc Thouvenin. (The Hague PE photo)
THE HAGUE 28 April 2021 – The Philippine Embassy in The Hague turned over the Philippine Government’s contribution in the amount of USD 10,000 to The Hague Academy of International Law in support its valuable work in the teaching, study, dissemination, and wider appreciation of international law during the courtesy call of Philippine Ambassador to The Netherlands J. Eduardo Malaya on Professor Jean-Marc Thouvenin, Secretary-General of the Academy, on 22 April 2021 at the Peace Palace.
“Through its history, the Philippines has been a strong advocate for international law and the rule of law in inter-state relations, as exemplified by having been one of the 50 original signatories of the U.N. Charter. International law has special significance for the Philippines and other developing countries, as it gives them an equal voice and vote as the big powers,” Ambassador Malaya said. “We commend therefore the Academy for its significant contributions in fostering deeper appreciation for international law,” the Ambassador Malaya said noting the contribution
The United Nations General Assembly has cited the work of The Hague Academy, and regularly calls upon Member States and interested organizations to support its activities, particularly its prestigious summer courses. The Philippines is among 15 States that contributed to the 2020 and/or 2021 budget of the Academy.
Ambassador Malaya also presented to Professor Thouvenin a copy of his book “Philippine Treaties In Force 2020,” an index of the some 3,600 subsisting international agreements entered into by the Philippines since 1946. The book was launched by the University of the Philippines Law Center in March 2021. END
Professor Jean-Marc Thouvenin (center) and Ms. Monique Legerman (right) tours Ambassador J. Eduardo Malaya (left) The Hague Academy of International Law Auditorium, the venue for their Summer and Winter Courses and other important legal conferences. (The Hague PE photo)
Ambassador J. Eduardo Malaya (left) brief Professor Jean-Marc Thouvenin (right) on the contents of the book Philippine Treaties In Force 2020. (The Hague PE photo)