International Congress of Women (1915)
- 1815 to World War I — Women, rights — Children, rights — Right to education — War crimes — Armed conflict — Weapons, nuclear
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 The Hague Peace Conferences (1899 and 1907) are part of the common knowledge of all public international lawyers. The fact that a third ‘unofficial’ peace conference was held in The Hague under the auspices of the International Women’s Movement in 1915 has, however, been swept into a dusty corner of history (Feminism, Approach to International Law; Pacifism). The timing of the International Congress of Women made the ongoing World War I evidently its first and foremost topic of discussion, although it was agreed in advance that the Congress would not be used as...