Ambassador Bazard Attends the Inaugural Session of the Congress and Celebration of the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s 125th Anniversary

Embassy of The Bahamas, Brussels
Brussels, Belgium
13 June 2024

Press Release

Ambassador Bazard attended the 125th Anniversary of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, witnessing Vanuatu’s accession as the 123rd member, alongside distinguished Bahamian arbitrators and Members of the Court.

Ambassador Bazard, on the invitation of the Secretary-General, attended the Inaugural Session of the Congress and the reception held in commemoration of the 125th Anniversary of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at the Peace Palace in The Hague.

During the ceremony, H.E. Georges Maniuri, Ambassador of Vanuatu, deposited instruments of accession, formally welcoming Vanuatu as the 123rd member of the Court. This marked a significant step forward for the PCA, strengthening its position as a leading international arbitration institution.

Also in attendance were Bahamian delegates, including Caryl Lashley, Bertha Cooper-Rousseau, and Retired Justice Rubie Nottage, all of whom are respected arbitrators and Members of the Court. The gathering provided a unique opportunity for networking and collaboration among the international arbitration community, fostering greater cooperation and shared knowledge in the field.

The PCA’s 125th Anniversary celebration served as a testament to the organization’s enduring commitment to promoting peace and justice through arbitration.

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