Inside Proclamation Ceremony of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War
2016 March inside 3• 14
Over 1,000 renowned figures both from Korea and all over world including heads of state, legal representatives, media, youth and women’s organizations have gathered to support the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War at the COEX Auditorium in Seoul, Republic of Korea on March 14, 2016. The proclamation ceremony served not only as a platform to proclaim such a Declaration to the public but also to initiate its development process into an enforceable International Law, bring forth a world without wars.
As current international law is based upon a premise that armed force can be used in certain circumstances, without change, it would be impossible to completely stamp out the embers of conflict.
Everyone who truly wants a world of peace should take part in establishing a new international legal instrument that will cease all wars on earth.
The Proclamation Ceremony of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War has been arranged to proclaim and commemorate the Declaration drafted by Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL and the HWPL International Law Peace Committee to urge all people of the world to join this work.
1. Publicly presented the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War
2. Initiated the development process of the Declaration into an enforceable International Law that can be effectively implemented
3. Reaffirmed the necessity of an international law being implemented for a world without wars.
Participants of diverse social and cultural backgrounds added a wide range of perspectives into the ceremony.
While majority of participants were legal representatives(46.1%), the other half consisted of sectors such as youth (11.4%), international press (13.0%), and Ambassadors (4.7%), All attendees played an integral role in increasing awareness of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of World and maximizing its potential.
HWPL International Law Peace Committee
The HWPL International Law Peace Committee, consisting primarily of leading influential experts in the field of international law, was established during the 1st Annual Commemoration of the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace(WARP) Summit in September 2015.
The committee members, under the clear purpose of prohibiting war and war-like activites, have been tirelessly working to develop the draft of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War which was publicly presented only after 6 months the committee was inaugurated.