Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War(DPCW) – Article 6 “Dispute settlement”

Why am I interested in international law?

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War(DPCW) - Article 6 "Dispute settlement"

Now In Korea,  Our new nation was built. This micronation’s name is ‘scheleland(maybe incorrect)‘. 

How old is the president? He is 12 years old.

Where? On the roof of grandmother’s house.

Why did he found a nation?  What’s surprising is that It is not joke. He is a very correctly recognize the reality. The reality is so absurd that, he feels. It is concrete and innovative. Also he made their own flag, money and the Constitution.

What’s surprising is establish diplomatic relations with Republic of Užupis. This nation has around 7,000 inhabitants, nearly 1,000 being artists. Wow.

I am in tears when a young chap announced the Constitution. He announced “SOVEREIGNTY RESTS WITH THE PEOPLE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SCHELELAND. ALL POWER COMES FROM THE PEOPLE”.

I’m interested in international law here. “What is law? What Role Does It Play?”

What is Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War(DPCW)?

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War(DPCW) - Article 6 "Dispute settlement"

Existing international law can not resolve the war.

The war should never happen.

So, New international law should be created.

It is birth background of Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War(DPCW).

I like this one best. Most say “The war can’t finish.” But this law says “The war must end.” This is groundbreaking and moving.

Introduce one of them. It is Article 6.

Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War(DPCW) – Article 6 “Dispute settlement”

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War(DPCW) - Article 6 "Dispute settlement"

1. States should recognize the obligation to settle their international disputes through peaceful means including reference to the International Court of Justice, other judicial bodies, regional judicial arrangements, or through arbitration, mediation, conciliation, or other forms of alternative dispute resolution and in such a manner that international peace and security are not endangered. States should carry out any judgment or decision reached by a judicial body in good faith.

2. All states are encouraged to accept the compulsory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice, in accordance with Article 36, paragraph 2, of the Statute of the Court, without reservations, as a means of ensuring that disputes are settled peacefully and in accordance with international law.(http://peacelaw.org)

The Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War(DPCW) aims at promoting the strengthening of the dispute settlement mechanism at the international level.

The war must be forced to end.

I believe it 🙂

War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace. – Thomas Mann

Let’s make Christmas cake!!!

Let’s make Christmas cake!!!

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Let's make Christmas cake!!!

Now, Christmas is coming soon in one month. There are multi-colored pretty lights dangling big tree and couples will walk arm-in-arm down the street.

On such a nice day, I’m wondering if we should try a gift to family or lovers. Gift is to make a pretty cake for them. Therefore I will introduce you about the Christmas cake to make at home. There are many kinds of cake such as sweet potato cake, chocolate cake. Among these by far the greatest is strawberry cream cake.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Let's make Christmas cake!!!

From now on, let’s learn how to make strawberry cream cake.

First, Cake sheet

First, ingredients of cake sheet are flour (Soft flour) 70 g, three eggs, sugar 60 g, butter 20 g, 18 cm round cake mold, hand mixer and parchment paper.

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  • In advance Eggs are removed from refrigerator an hour ago at room temperature.
  • Melt the butter and sift flour. Add the eggs and sugar on the bowl and whisk the cream.
  • When whipped cream become ivory color and firm, add sifted flour and mix evenly with melted butter.
  • Make a sheet with parchment paper in the 18cm circular frame and then pour the batter.
  • Dab three times up and down and preheat oven to 170℃ and then bake for 25 minutes.
  • Cool completely cake sheet and cut a top of cake flatways, and cut horizontally in half again.

Second, Toppings

Second, ingredients of toppings are strawberries 500 g, cream 300 cc and 2 tablespoons sugar. Ingredients of syrup are water 60 cc and 2 tablespoons sugar.

  • Whisk the cream firmly with sugar, cut the white part of strawberries and cut in half lengthwise. Boil syrup with water and sugar and cool it.
  • Apply syrup moistly to two sides of cake sheet that we already cut.
  • Put the bottom of sheet cake on plate and brush top with whipped cream.
  • Put a round cake mold and put strawberries around the dish so that you see cross section of the strawberries.
  • Fill the middle part with whipped cream and remaining strawberries.
  • Lastly fill it with cream to the top and place cake sheet over cream.
  • When It held its shape in refrigerator, remove a cake mold, spread evenly on top with whipping cream and decorate with strawberry and herbs.
  • It is complete!!!

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Let's make Christmas cake!!!

With the year coming to an end, make a cake and other tasty dishes. 🙂

Langston Hughes(1902~1967) ‘I Dream a World’ : Of such I dream, My World!!!

Langston Hughes(1902~1967) ‘I Dream a World’

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Langston Hughes(1902~1967) 'I Dream a World' : Of such I dream, My World!!!

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Langston Hughes(1902~1967) 'I Dream a World' : Of such I dream, My World!!!

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Langston Hughes(1902~1967) 'I Dream a World' : Of such I dream, My World!!!

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Langston Hughes(1902~1967) 'I Dream a World' : Of such I dream, My World!!!

 

 

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Langston Hughes(1902~1967) 'I Dream a World' : Of such I dream, My World!!!

I dream a world where man

No other man will scorn,

Where love will bless the earth

And peace its paths adorn

I dream a world where all

Will know sweet freedom’s way,

Where greed no longer saps the soul

Nor avarice blights our day.

A world I dream where black or white,

Whatever race you be,

Will share the bounties of the earth

And every man is free,

Where wretchedness will hang its head

And joy, like a pearl,

Attends the needs of all mankind

Of such I dream, my world!

What does ‘Peace’ mean to youLook for your answer

It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” – BohemianAustrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926)

Have a good day 🙂

Candlelight Vigil in Korea : “A country belongs to the people”

Candlelight Vigil in Korea : “A country belongs to the people”

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Candlelight Vigil in Korea : "A country belongs to the people"

Now in Korea candlelight protests were steadily being held. We can see many people. There were mothers dragging a stroller, families coming hand in hand, middle and high school students and Elder people who come with friends. It is strange enough to not come. You can tell how much hot the atmosphere is, is it right?

How many are there?

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Candlelight Vigil in Korea : "A country belongs to the people"

1,000,000 in  Gwanghwamun Gate.

Really a large number of people gathered. But I don’t know well about politics. I want to emphasize the meaning in that many people gathered.

 

Mature Sense of Citizenship

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Candlelight Vigil in Korea : "A country belongs to the people"

But Candlelight Vigil is peaceful. Violent demonstration can occur but mature sense of citizenship stop it. There are citizens who pick up some trash and who cry out to protect police line.

High Level of Rally Culture

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Candlelight Vigil in Korea : "A country belongs to the people"

Before the violence, they satirizes society. The whole town is in festive mood. Many musicians came out and performed together. Celebrities are making comments as well. Every kind of parody also are constantly made. Now new culture is being made. I’m looking forward to the future. 🙂

Sovereignty rests with the People of the Republic of Korea.

All Power comes from the People.

– Article 1, Paragraph 2 of the Republic of Korea Constitution.

Today is College Scholastic Ability Test day : the land of the morning calm

Today is College Scholastic Ability Test day

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Today is College Scholastic Ability Test day : the land of the morning calm

Korea is called ‘the land of the morning calm’. Korea is so silent in this morning. Why? Today is the Doomsday that determines the fate of 600,000 people.

12 years will be determined by a single day. Or maybe most of their life is determined by the day. They comfort each other in saying “That is not everything”.

It is a very important day for Koreans.

 

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Today is College Scholastic Ability Test day : the land of the morning calm

The police are taking a friend who are late. And all who see him are clapping loudly.

 

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Today is College Scholastic Ability Test day : the land of the morning calm

In front of test sites, Every Junior come out and They are cheering passionately.

 

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Today is College Scholastic Ability Test day : the land of the morning calm

When you see it, It’s a little bit funny.

 

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Today is College Scholastic Ability Test day : the land of the morning calm

Mothers always have a hard time.

I’m sorry even to comfort them. The students study too hard and Mothers are too dedicated. I just hope they will be a nice newcomer. 🙂

Do you have any words for this friends?

I’ll be expecting you.

Jimmy Carter’s Carter Center : The Forefront Of Peace

Do you know ‘Carter Center’?  

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Carter? Didn’t you hear a lot? Yes. It is ‘Jimmy Carter’.

Jimmy Carter

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He is famous in Korea because he negotiated with North Korea to stop war. He is the first man who visited to North Korea.

After his retirement, Jimmy Carter’s movements is assessed at the greatest among former presidents.

At the center of that movements, there was ‘Carter Center’.

 

Carter Center

‘Carter Center’ did a significant contribution to the human rights as well as rearranging of international disputes. It made him win the Nobel Peace Prize 2002.

In the early years of the Carter Foundation, Carter established some important management principles as follows.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Jimmy Carter's Carter Center : The Forefront Of Peace

  • The Center emphasizes action and measurable results. Based on careful research and analysis, it is prepared to take timely action on important and pressing issues.
  • The Center seeks to break new ground and not duplicate the effective efforts of others.
  • The Center addresses difficult problems in difficult situations and recognizes the possibility of failure as an acceptable risk.
  • The Center is nonpartisan, actively seeks complementary partnerships and works collaboratively with other organizations from the highest levels of government to local communities.
  • The Center believes that people can improve their own lives when provided with the necessary skills, knowledge, and access to resources.

This video is in Carter Center homepage. I’m in the mood to cry.

I am laughing in here but still many people are unhappy. Carter, expand human rights diplomacy. He thought ‘human is important’.

Just how important the leader is!!! 

His thoughts and values is really really important.

Korea is messed up. I’m sad when I think my homeland.

“It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature’s gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever. – Jimmy Carter”

 

Médecins Sans Frontières : Is there any border in the life?

Médecins Sans Frontières(doctors without borders)

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Médecins Sans Frontières : Is there any border in the life?

MSF(doctors without borders) Principle has three points.

 

Medical Ethics

Independence

Impartiality and Neutrality

 

Doctors without borders has many campaigns.

Why don’t you give your gift to them?

What I want to try is to open the event for them. It can move their hearts. It can heel their broken heart. It can make money.

“You will experience whatever you can imagine”

I will make everyone astonishing. I never don’t want an ordinary things. 🙂

John Denver ‘The Peace Poem Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream’

John Denver

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE John Denver 'The Peace Poem Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream'

He is an American musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, actor, and humanitarian.  He had attributed to the popularization of country pop and folk music in the 1970s, and also assessed that he lead the environmental movement.

His famous songs are “Take Me Home, Country Roads“, “Annie’s Song“, “Rocky Mountain High“, “Thank God I’m a Country Boy“, and “Sunshine on My Shoulders“.

“Country roads take me home~~~  To the place I belong~~~”  That lyrics still stuck  in my head.
But That song is not one that I’d like to introduce.
What does ‘PEACE’ mean to you? It is really important. 
This song maybe get you the answer.

John Denver ‘The Peace Poem Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream’

There’s a name for war and killing
there’s a name for giving in
when you know another answer
for me the name is sin
but there’s still time to turn around
and make all hatred cease
and give another name to living
and we could call it peace

And peace would be the road we walk
each step along the way
and peace would be the way we work
and peace the way we play

And in all we see that’s different
and in all the things we know
peace would be the way we look
and peace the way we grow

There’s a name for separation
there’s a name for first and last
when it’s all for us or nothing
for me the name is past
but there’s still time to turn around
and make all hatred cease
and give a name to all the future
and we could call it peace

And if peace is what we pray for
and peace is what we give
then peace will be the way we are
and peace the way we live

Yes there still is the time to turn around
and make all hatred cease
and give another name to living
and we can call it peace

It could be too abstract. Someone say it is too idealistic.

This is an imagination. But How would you see this in real life?

And if you could really good, right? Everyone must say ‘I wish I could do that’. 

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE John Denver 'The Peace Poem Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream'

HWPL is really achieving it. They do now ‘Legislate Peace Campaign‘. Already International law is declared in 2016-3-14. Now tabling it to the United Nations remained.

It is Big Picture. This Card Section show all from start to finish. Imagine.

It is really like lyrics. PEACE can be achieved.

Be Good every day. 🙂

Nice to meet you. See you again. 🙂

World Series game between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs : Twitter, setting new record.

World Series game between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs tweets a total of 18 million as media CNET.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE World Series game between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs : Twitter, setting new record.

In particular, The number of Twitter messages on a Game 7 reached 15 million cases.

Not only twitter, Facebook also said that 33 million people upload stories about World Series. Also the number of interaction for posting on the World Series reached 150 million cases.

This World Series attract attention by fight of two teams who didn’t win the longest period of time in the history of America.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE World Series game between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs : Twitter, setting new record.

Shortly after Cubs win was confirmed, U.S. President Obama tweets a congratulatory message.

President Obama

It happened: @Cubs win World Series. That’s change even this South Sider can believe in. Want to come to the White House before I leave?

It’s fun 🙂

50 millions Poverty : This is Because of Our Conflict.

5 Thousands Poverty : This is Because of Our Conflict.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE 50 millions Poverty : This is Because of Our Conflict.

October 17 is ‘International Day for the Eradication of Poverty’ that is established in order to urge the international community’s attention.

We celebrated it for 24 years, but what would have changed?

Still, global poverty population is more than 700 million.

Although Technological advances and economic growth is high, Poverty is still in the world.

What is Poverty?

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE 50 millions Poverty : This is Because of Our Conflict.

People who live on less than 1.9 dollar a day.

Disputes is the main cause

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE 50 millions Poverty : This is Because of Our Conflict.

It is reported that a variety of ‘dispute’ caused it.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and The World Food Program(WFP) submit ‘dispute’ as the main cause of poverty.
Far more dangerous is the vicious cycle of ‘conflict – poverty – conflict’ . 

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE 50 millions Poverty : This is Because of Our Conflict.

“It’s high time to fight for peace.”

– Antonio Guterres(the former Socialist Prime Minister of Portugal)