15 March 2016
New PCA Member State: Palestine
At its meetings on 9 and 14 March 2016 the PCA Administrative Council discussed the status of the State of Palestine in relation to the 1907 Hague Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes. By a vote of 54 in favour and 25 abstentions, the Council concluded its consideration by taking note that the State of Palestine is a Contracting Party to the 1907 Hague Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes, and a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, in accordance with the letter of the depositary of the Convention, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands, dated 13 November 2015. Palestine has thereby become the 118th Member State of the PCA on 29 December 2015.