A : After the 10 articles and 38 clauses of the DPCW were proclaimed in 2016, the Legislate Peace project began so that the DPCW can become an international legal instrument for peace, with the youth and women in the center of its effort.
The LP project started out as a signature campaign to support the DPCW, through which the value of the DPCW was made known to people from various walks of life in the society in order to urge for their support. The signature campaign has now expanded to various cultural events and campaigns with the DPCW as its basis, currently taking place in 176 different countries.
Starting in 2018, in particular, about 600,000 citizens from multiple countries wrote hand-written letters that urged for peace, actively participating in a peace letter campaign to reach out to leaders in 192 different countries including presidents, prime ministers, heads of national assemblies, and chief justices.
A : While the DPCW is based on mindset of the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which agree on humanity’s common development and the creation and maintenance of a peaceful world as the entire globe’s purpose, the DPCW is different in a sense that it approaches the principles and participation for peace in a more active and developed form.
Articles 1 through 7 deal with roles of a state in creating a peaceful environment in the international society, including prohibiting the use of force, reducing war potential, respecting international law, and developing friendly relations. Articles 8 to 10 emphasize freedom of religion, participation of the citizens, and strengthening education and welfare; they propose that the creation of a world of peace is a task of this era for every person on this earth. The DPCW’s purpose is to create peace in a permanently sustainable form.