The Hague, also known as "the Royal City by the Sea," is the third largest city in the Netherlands. The Dutch government and parliament are in The Hague — but it is not the country's capital.
Parks, stately villas, embassies and boulevards — The Hague (Den Haag in Dutch), with its more than 500,000 inhabitants, is the capital city of the province of South Holland. It is the third largest city after Amsterdam, the Dutch capital, and Rotterdam. The city regularly makes international headlines due to the fact that it is the seat of the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. The first historical reference to The Hague on record dates back to about 1230, when a hunting lodge was built there by Count Floris the Fourth, later rebuilt as a castle. The name The Hague comes from the word for hedge as an enclosure for the building. This is a collection of DW's content on The Hague.
The UN's Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has ordered an independent probe into Slobodan Praljak's suicide. The Bosnian Croat ex-general swallowed what he said was poison in the courtroom and died soon after.
The suicide death of Slobodan Praljak has overshadowed the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia's final verdict. The court has been heavily criticized, but that has not lessened its importance.
In 2013, the UN court in The Hague convicted six ex-generals of the Bosnian Croat army for war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Bosnian War. They were set to hear their fate at a final hearing on Wednesday.
Bosnian Croat ex-General Slobodan Praljak drank poison after the Hague war crimes tribunal upheld his 2013 war crimes sentence. Croatia's prime minister has criticized the court for its "unjust" verdict.
The former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic has been found guilty on 10 of 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the Bosnian war in the early 90s. He's been sentenced to life imprisonment by the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague. So what’s been the reaction in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina? We hear from Nemanja Rujevic, from DW’s Western Balkans Desk.
The former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic has been sentenced to life in prison. He’s been found guilty on 10 of 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the Bosnian war in the early 90s. The decision was handed down by t he International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on Wednesday. Teri Schultz reports from The Hague.
Britain has pulled its candidate for a seat on the International Court of Justice, allowing a judge from India to fill the final place. Some analysts say the decision is proof of the UK's waning international influence.
In the Netherlands, a four-party, center-right, coalition has been formed after a record-setting 209 days. Such long negotiations are not totally unusual for the Dutch. That’s because the country follows a so called Polder model, to build consensus in government. But as Stefan Bos has been finding out in The Hague, not everyone is entirely happy with it.