Permanent Court of Arbitration
The Permanent Court of Arbitration
), also known as the Hague Tribunal
is an international organization
based in The Hague
in the Netherlands
. It was established in 1899
as one of the acts of the first Hague Peace Conference. In 2002, 96 countries were party to the treaty. The Court deals in cases submitted to it by consent of the parties involved and handles cases between countries and between countries and private parties.