Mr J. P. H. Donner, LLM was nominated as President of the Board of The Hague Academy of International Law and Chairman of the Carnegie Foundation Peace Palace by its board and the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands has accepted this nomination. Mr Donner succeeds Dr Bernard Bot, who has held both positions for twelve years and whose final term of office ended on 1 March 2019.
Mr Donner is a Dutch honorary Minister of State and was Vice-President of the Council of State until November 2018. His previous offices include Minister of Justice, Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, and Member of Parliament.