The Jury

Wim Deetman

Former Mayor of The Hague, former chair of the UCLG Committee on City Diplomacy

As the former mayor of The Hague Mr. Deetman has been instrumental in positioning the city in the international peace and security domain leading to the International Criminal Court being situated in The Hague.
Mr. Deetman was a member of the Dutch Lower House and later held his position of Minister of Education during three consecutive cabinets after which he returned to the Lower House to become its president for a period of seven years. He then became Mayor of The Hague from 1996 to 2008.Wim Deetman is currently a distinguished member of the Dutch Council of State and chairperson of the Kloosterkerk church in The Hague. The Wim Deetman Foundation has been established in his name providing students from developing countries the chance to pursue a master`s degree in the area of peace and justice in The Hague.