The International Relations Society Goes to Holland

By EKATERINA SOUBEVA

The International Relations Society, accompanied by Prof. Pamela Harris, embarked on their first study trip to The Hague, Holland, where they had the privilege of visiting the International Court of Justice, the Dutch Parliament, as well as the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

On Thursday, January 29th, Genoveva Madurga welcomed the group to the International Court of Justice located in the Peace Palace. After a tour of the court room, and a presentation of the court’s history, the IR society found themselves in the infamous Red Room, where judges discuss and review important cases.

The following morning, at the Dutch Parliament, the society was treated to a tour of the Hall of Knights, where every September the King of Holland himself delivers his annual speech for the opening session of Parliament. The trip continued with a visit to the Hall of Representatives, where members of the Dutch Parliament meet and discuss new legislation. The last excursion of the study trip consisted of a visit to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

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