Korean ▶ [HWPL국제법 컨퍼런스] “지구촌 전쟁종식 평화선언문을 유엔으로”
International Law Conference
Chairman Man-Hee Lee
“Peace, Protect the Legacy
for future generations”
Each nations announce to urge
for bring in a Bill to the UN
Participants also urge
for ‘Enactment of DPCW’
[Cheonji-ilbo(H.E. Times)=Lim Mun-Sik] Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), a non-profit NGO which initiates world peace activities worldwide today, has urged on the September 19th for the ‘Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)’ to be brought up to the United Nations.
The DPCW has been stipulated, and thus proclaims for ‘global legislation of peace and cessation of war’ such as the prohibition of acts of aggression and weapons in order to bring world peace and protect the legacy for future generations.
During his keynote speech at a ‘Conference for the Implementation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War’ where a thousand participants including head of states, chief justices, religious leaders, IGOs and NGOs attended from around the world, Chairman Man-Hee Lee has presented that “DPCW has laid out a foundation for world peace without war” and further urged “The head of states, ministers and legislative bodies should all closely discuss on the matters of DPCW, and should they all agree that this bill does significantly help the lives of humanity, it is imperative for all to endorse the legislation of peace to the United Nations.”
DPCW, which was proclaimed on 14th of March by HWPL, is consisted of 10 Articles and 38 Clauses based on the Charter of the United Nations.
The main point of the DPCW is to further strengthen the existing international law that intends to prevent war. Much detail is included such as prohibiting the use of force, threat and weapons as well as reducing war potentials as a few examples.
The unique differentiation of the DPCW is the articles on promoting peaceful coexistence amongst religions and spreading a culture of peace.
The Conference, which was on the third day of ‘The 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit’, was hosted with an objective to discuss the detailed plan of actions to endorse the legislation of DPCW to the United Nations for practical use as an international law.
Chairman Lee encouraged the participants “Should we only watch the world collapse from distance apart without any effort of help? Shouldn’t we pass on to successive generations an invaluable inheritance of a world free of wars which both the heaven and earth want?”. He added “Many participants have attended here, let us join together and make world a better place”.
Ms. Nam-Hee Kim, Chairwoman of International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG), has voiced “War has to be ceased in this generation once and for all. War takes away valuable lives of youth, and is the cause for suppression of human rights blind spot.”
She added the importance for the legislation of international law for cessation of war by stating “Support from worldwide has its own limitations, and there is no safety device to protect the lives of the youths who are the victims of war”. IWPG has been working closely with HWPL in the Legislate Peace Campaign, a global peace advocacy movement which aims to establish an enforcement law compatible with the DPCW.
Key personnel of this Conference all voiced with a consensus for the need of DPCW to be quickly legislated in practice.
The former Vice President of Afghanistan, Hon. Karim Khalili, pitiful with the reality of war and violence at the native country, stated “Although achieving peace is not a simple and easy task to be done, DPCW proclaimed by HWPL would be an actual valid and valuable measure of plan to cease war and establish peace.”
Adly Hussein, the Vice Minister of Justice of Egypt spoke “DPCW is very important that it will protect the human rights and thus fulfill peace. It will help find solutions by figuring out the cause of conflict in a very progressive way” and further voiced that “the DPCW should be adopted into international law and be brought into the United Nations.Heads of state must agree to the DPCW to be brought in a bill. A nation could guarantee absolute peace to its people should that nation has its base upon international law founded on the fundamentals of peace.”
Carlos Villan Duran, President of the Spanish Society for International Human Rights Law (SSIHRL), emphasized the active participation of civil society together with each of the government bodies on the implementation process and progressive development of the DPCW, and further stated that “The DPCW provides positive elements to foster the dialogue and reconciliation among religions. International law and organizations settling international disputes through peaceful means are the most effective way”.
Paula Lol ena Rodriguez Lima, the Representative of Latin-America Alliance stated that “To fulfill world peace and cessation of war, it is also equally important to protect the human rights of women”, and further stated that “It will be essential to promote activities by the representatives of women for each countries by urging each of the governments to supportthe DPCW. With that, our rights will be guaranteed and our lives will be protected.”
The ‘2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit’ which was hosted by HWPL and superintended by IWPG and IPYG (International Peace Youth Group), proceeded from the September 17th to 19th for 3 days.
Former heads of state, ministers, UN officials, chief justices, NGOs, leaders from women·youth·religion and international press attended on the first day on the September 17th where they all represented each fields of expertise, and the event proceeded with heated debates as to how to develop the DPCW to be brought into the United Nations.
Approximately 100,000 crowd gathered at Jamsil Olympic Stadium for the ‘Peace Festival for the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit’ on the September 18th where 11,440 youths displayed magnificent and emotional card section on a theme ‘War and Peace’, particularly moving the audience.