IHRD The Hague 20202019-12-06T09:57:24+00:00

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020

On January 27 th 2020 Philippe Sands will deliver a lecture entitled ‘Beyond East West Street,’ reflecting the title of his best-selling book, East West Street. The lecture will be held at the Peace Palace’s Academy Building in The Hague.

HE Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, President of the International Court of Justice, has kindly agreed to open the event.


Date & time & location

Monday January 27th, 2020, Doors open: 16.30 hrs. The location is Peace Palace, Academy Building. Here you can find the directions to this location.



Those wishing to attend  IHRD The Hague 2020, must register here.


Please note that entry to the Peace Palace is conditional upon prior reservation. Those attending must be in possession of photo-ID.



16.30 – 17.15: Registration with coffee/tea


by Mrs. Saskia Bruines, Alderwoman Municipality of The Hague

by HE Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, President of the International Court of Justice

Testimony of a 2nd generation Holocaust survivor

by Mr. Arie Sznaj

Candle lightning in commemoration of Holocaust victims

by HE Naor Gilon, Ambassador of the State of Israel

Introduction of keynote speaker Professor Philippe Sands

by H.E. President Ekaterina Trendafilova of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers & Specialist Prosecutor’s Office

Lecture ‘Beyond East West Street’

by Professor Phillipe Sands


19.15: Reception

IHRD-The Hague 2020 has been made possible with the help of: