Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL
& DPCW Implementation
Recognizing the imminent threats posed by conflicts and wars, prominent legal experts from various countries came together with a determination to procuce a new legal document that could serve as a foundation for a safe and peaceful world. Through theri collaborative efforts, the DPCW(Declatartion of Peace and cessation of War) was drafted and offically proclaimed.
Chairman Mr. Man Hee Lee of HWPL fought in the frontlines of war, the Korean war(June 25th, 1950), as a combat soldier. The Korean War was a tragic, fratricidal war.
HWPL Chairman, Man Hee Lee who saw his comrades dying in pain countless times proclaimed legislated Declaration of Peace and cessation of war, DPCW in the world, on March 14th, 2016.
He indicated weak points that international law allowed war if necessary. And he has insisted that powerful cessation of war international law is needed to block out the source.
DPCW has 10 articles and 38 clause. Main contents include reinforcement of existing international law to prevent war.
The differences between existing international law and new revised law are the clauses which include solution of religious conflicts.
DPCW website : http//peacelaw.org/
At the 3rd WARP Summit on September 18th, HWPL Chairman, Mr. Man Hee Lee said, ” This precious and indispensable gift was bestowed upon the human race as a legacy from heaven. Who must protect our world? It is us, the family of the global village. Neither wealth nor power can be passed down as a heritage if we fail to stop wars. mankind and our earth will share a fatal destiny.”
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Global peace Festival with 200,000 people from 30 Countries was held in Korea
A Culture of Peace was envisioned at a Peace Festival at the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the WARP summit
On september 18, a global peace festival celebrating the 3rd annual Commemoration of the Alliance of religions’ Peace, WARP Summit was held.
Along with the main venue held at Hwaseong Sports Complex in Gyeongggi Province, South Korea, 200,000 people form 230 cities in 30 countries including USA, South Africa, United Kingdom, China, and the Philippines participated in the summit through live broadcasting.
Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light, HWPL a global NGO under the UN ECOSOC,showed colorful parade and performances to raise awareness of peacebuilding at the second day of the summit. Despite the increased tension caused by a series of North Korea’s nuclear tests, the summit has sought ways to implement peacebuilding based on the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War, DPCW advocating conflict resolution and development of peace as a culture. The card section performance prepared by volunteers of the summit appealed to participants with images regarding a peaceful world achieved by global cooperation.
Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL urged the active participation for the implementation of the DPCW by saying, “This precious and indispensable gift was bestowed upon the human race as a legacy from heaven. Who must protect our world? It is us, the family of the global village. Neither wealth nor power can be passed down as a heritage if we fail to stop wars. Mankind and our Earth will share a fatal destiny.”
Chairwoman, Nam Hee Kim of International Women’s Peace Group, IWPG said “we already know the solution, the answer, to achieve peace, but if we do not act upon it, what will happen to the fate of this world? The choices we make can change the world. We must unite and show the world the strong influence that peace can make.”
In his congratulatory message, H.E. Dr. Moncef Marzouki, Former President of Tunisia, delivered, “Today we are closer to each other than to people sharing with us the same nationality but not the same values, the first being the protection and promotion of peace in the world. In these conditions of fragile peace and terrible wars, the permanent effort for peace must be continuous and mobilize all goodwill in the world.”
H.E. Adrien Houngbedji, President of the National Assembly of Benin, mentioned the value and future development of the DPCW, explaining that “It (the DPCW) is a praiseworthy effort which needs to be saluted. However, the different principles of this declaration must still be operationalized through a course of action, so that our countries as well as the international community can look for the possibility of implementing these measures in their national laws and treaties, agreements and international conventions.”
Plaques recognizing dedication to peacebuilding were given to the HWPL’s International Law Peace Committee for the members’ contribution to drafting the DPCW. At the end of the event, the participants held each other’s hands and marched together, symbolizing a commitment of individuals transcending borders, races and religions to work of peace.