Tobias Michael Carel Asser
Initiator of the International Conferences of Private Law in The Hague.
Born: April 28, 1838, Amsterdam
Died: July 29, 1913, The Hague
Tobias Michael Carel Asser was a Dutch jurist, cowinner (with Alfred Fried) of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1911 for his role in the formation of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the first Hague peace conference (1899). He also advocated for the creation of an international academy of law, which led to founding of the Revue de Droit International et de Législation Comparée with John Westlake and Gustave Rolin-Jaequemyns, the Institut de Droit International and the creation of the Hague Academy of International Law.