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Research guide International Relations

International Relations - Research Guide International Law

International relations can be defined as political activities and other kinds and aspects of interactions among two or more states. The academic field of international relations is a branch of political science that is concerned with the study of relations between states, the foreign policy of nation-states, and the mechanisms and institutions (such as international organisations, inter-governemental organisations, international and national non-governmental organisations and multinational corporations) through which states interact

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Library Blog A 100-year (Hi)Story of Statelessness

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This blog looks at the 100-year (hi)story of the international community’s response to the phenomenon of statelessness. It explores four key chapters: the early international agreements which set the first limits on states’ freedom to regulate nationality; the post-WWII response by the United Nations to the scourge of statelessness; the emergence of the right to a nationality as a fundamental – and justiciable – human right; and finally the launch of a bold and ambitious campaign to eradicate statelessness once and for all.

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Library news | Events Just Peace 2016

The Hague will be completely swept away by the Just Peace Festival, 21-25 September. With a wealth of activities, the city will celebrate the U.N.-declared International Day of Peace together with you. The Peace Palace is partner of Just Peace and you can take part in various activities.
Just Peace 2016

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South China Sea Territorial Disputes

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China claims most of the South China Sea, through which more than $5 trillion of world trade passes every year. Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and Taiwan have rival claims. In addition to substantial natural resources, the South China Sea is of paramount strategic significance to the Asian security paradigm and to global stability. We have created a Library Special on this topic in order to provide you easy access to our collection: a selective bibliography, newsletters, books, articles and online resources.

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Olympic Games

Olympic Games

From 5 August to 21 August 2016, the 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, and commonly known as Rio 2016, will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Olympic Games are the world’s most important international athletic competition. The Olympics bring together thousands of the finest athletes to compete against one another in a variety of individual and team sports. We have created a Library special on this topic in order to provide you easy access to our collection: a selective bibliography, newsletters, books, articles and online resources. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask the librarian: r.ridderhof@ppl.nl.

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Peace Palace Library showcase

  • mélanges en l'honneur de, essays in honour of dean spielmann
    mélanges en l'honneur de, essays in honour of dean spielmann

    Mélanges en l’honneur de Dean Spielmann = Essays in honour of Dean Spielmann: liber amicorum Dean Spielmann, Oisterwijk, Wolf Legal Publishers (WLP), 2015.

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    513 B 32

    513 B 32

  • 515 E 2
    515 E 2

    515 E 2

  • 513 D 21
    513 D 21

    513 D 21

  • 514 a 31
    514 a 31

    514 A 31

  • 509 d 39
    509 d 39

    509 D 39

You can find the showcase in our Reading Room.