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The LIGUE INTERNATIONALE DE LA PAIX was created after a public opinion campaign against a war between the Second French Empire
Second French Empire
and the Kingdom of Prussia over Luxembourg
Luxembourg
. The Luxembourg
Luxembourg
crisis was peacefully resolved in 1867 by the Treaty of London but in 1870 the Franco-Prussian War could not be prevented so the league dissolved and refounded as the 'Société française pour l'arbitrage entre nations' (League of arbitration between the Nations) in the same year.

The 'Société française pour l'arbitrage entre nations' can be seen as a precursor of the Permanent Court of Arbitration
Permanent Court of Arbitration
, founded with the first Hague Peace Conference in 1899, and a precursor of the League of Nations , founded with the Treaty of Versailles
Treaty of Versailles
in 1919 and followed by the United Nations
United Nations
. The establishment of the Permanent Court of Arbitration was also set up by the Inter-Parliamentary Union that Frédéric Passy founded together with William Randal Cremer in 1889.

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* André Durand: Gustave Moynier and the peace societies. In: International Review of the Red Cross, no 314, p. 532–550 (31-10-1996)

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