Passy's work for peace began during the Crimean War (1853-56). His
plea for peace in the periodical Le Temps (1867) helped to avert war
between France and Prussia over Luxembourg. In the same year he founded
the International League for Peace, later known as the French Society
for International Arbitration. After the Franco-German War (1870-71)
he proposed independence and permanent neutrality for Alsace-Lorraine.
As a member of the French Chamber of Deputies (from 1881), he successfully
urged arbitration of a dispute between France and The Netherlands concerning
the French Guiana-Surinam boundary. He assisted in founding the Inter-Parliamentary
Union (1888) and remained active in the peace movement for the rest
of his long life.
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