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 The first historical reference to The Hague on record dates back to about 1230, when a hunting lodge was built there by Count Floris the Fourth, later rebuilt as a castle.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. Here you can find a chronological compilation of all DW content referring to The Hague.
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.
Two children who have lived in the Netherlands for nine years but face deportation have gone into hiding. That's because their mother was forcefully deported to Armenia this week despite domestic and international protests. The case has highlighted a wider debate on how far typical Dutch tolerance goes amid an ongoing influx of migrants fleeing war and poverty. Stefan Bos reports from The Hague.
An appeals court in the Netherlands has ruled that Dutch peacekeepers were only partly responsible for about 300 deaths in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. Relatives of the victims had appealed a similar ruling from 2014.