Law for Peace
Our foremost duty in today's world is to establish peace as a firm foundation and make this world a better place to live, which will be left as a legacy for our future generations. In the face of devastation of lives of our family, an international law that protects global citizens brutality of wars needs to be established.

The status of today’s world can be traced back to the two tragic world wars of the last century, in which the United Nations was founded to respond to the atrocities of conflict and loss of human dignity. Since the Declaration of Human Rights which designated human rights as a core value of our contemporary times, declarations and several international agreements have been developed as mechanisms to secure peace in this world. Such efforts not only provided the grounds to dissuade armed conflicts that threaten today’s common norm but also facilitated the need for the global community to defend freedom from violence.

Nevertheless, additional challenges such as national and religious conflicts, cultural bias and ethnic hatred hinder the movement of peace and these elements of division make it even harder to effectively cope with the new phenomenon of recent global conflicts. In this regard, it is imperative that the global community introduce a comprehensive legal approach to achieving peace that can bind global citizens together regardless of their nationalities, religions and ethnicities. The invention of a legal framework to secure peace at both national and international levels and the assurance of peace in the form of an international agreement (law) will pave the way to developing peace processes in our world.

Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)
One approach of HWPL’s initiatives to world peace is to establish an enforceable law that can be adopted by every state. To pursue this goal, the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) was proclaimed on 14 March, 2016 by the HWPL International Law Peace Committee made up of leading experts, inspired by Chairman Lee's advocacy and efforts of building cooperation.
The DPCW has been drafted with the intention of promoting the respect of fundamental human rights and international law, and of further involving States in the active protection of those rights. The Declaration, which advocates for peace by specifying provisions on the cessation of war, inspires the global community to develop a legally binding document that can be implemented at an international level. This is triggered by the collective voice of individuals for peace, since the citizens of the world are actively participating in the Legislate Peace Campaign to support peace by adding their signatures to the campaign. (See details on Legislate Peace Campaign)
Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)