Exhibition | Permanent

Justice and Peace

In the interactive exhibition Justice and Peace children and their parents can discover how justice is administered as well as what is happening in The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice. Read more >>

In the Justice and Peace children and their parents can discover how justice is administered as well as what is happening in The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice. Most children think rules are strict and boring except for when it’s about the rules of a game. The permanent exhibition therefore begins with a big balancing act. You can only play this game well if you can agree to the conditions with your fellow players. You can also test whether you are strict or not when it comes to the rules. Naturally it is also nice to know which laws there are. Is there a law that protects you against dog poop? Or against loneliness?

Without rules, more wars
Without traffic rules life on the street would become dangerous. The same is true for countries. Without laws and treaties between countries there would be even more war in the world. In The Hague cases between countries are decided in the international courts and people suspected of committing war crimes must appear before a judge. Animated films with real court cases will show how the international judicial system goes to work. Children can watch this from a gallery and form their own verdict. 

The search for peace and justice is timeless. The exhibition also presents historical objects from the administration of justice and symbols of justice and reconciliation in other cultures. These objects vary from a painting of a tiger’s tooth to a wig worn by a judge in England. 

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