Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman's Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Founded in 1889 by William Randal Cremer (UK) and Frédéric Passy (France), the Inter-Parliamentary Union was the first permanent forum for political multilateral negotiations. The Union is a centre for dialogue and parliamentary diplomacy among legislators representing every political system and all the main political leanings in the world. It was instrumental in setting up what is now the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005

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  • Barry Turner

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