This week’s research guide Subjects of International Law

Subjects of International Law - Research Guide International Law by Dr. Ruwanthika Gunaratne

Subjects of International Law can be described as those persons or entities who possess international personality. Throughout the 19th century, only States qualified as subjects of international law. After, the Second World War, more and more new actors emerged in the international legal arena such as the intergovernmental organizations created by States, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) created by individuals, multinationals and even natural persons (i.e. individuals).

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First Global Forum on Statelessness - "New Directions in Statelessness Research and Policy"

First Global Forum on Statelessness - "New Directions in Statelessness Research and Policy"

From 15 to 17 September 2014, 3 institutions (the UNHCR, the agency mandated by the General Assembly to help states to address statelessness, and the Statelessness Programme of Tilburg University) co-hosted the first held Global Forum on Statelessness. The three-day event took place in the Academy building of the Peace Palace of The Hague, the Netherlands.

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Special collections

  • Peace movement

    • De wereldvrede: orgaan van de Nederlandsche R.K. Vereeniging tot Bevordering van den Wereldvrede, No. 2, November 1912.
      De wereldvrede: orgaan van de Nederlandsche R.K. Vereeniging tot Bevordering van den Wereldvrede, No. 2, November 1912.

      De wereldvrede: orgaan van de Nederlandsche R.K. Vereeniging tot Bevordering van den Wereldvrede, No. 2, November 1912.

    • Meulen, P. van der, en A.J. Montijn (red.), De menschheid en de alcohol: een maatschappelijk vraagstuk, veelzijdig belicht door gezaghebbende Nederlanders, Zwolle, Nederlandse Groot-Loge der Internationale Orde van Goede Tempelieren, 1928.
      Meulen, P. van der, en A.J. Montijn (red.), De menschheid en de alcohol: een maatschappelijk vraagstuk, veelzijdig belicht door gezaghebbende Nederlanders, Zwolle, Nederlandse Groot-Loge der Internationale Orde van Goede Tempelieren, 1928.

      Meulen, P. van der, en A.J. Montijn (red.), De menschheid en de alcohol: een maatschappelijk vraagstuk, veelzijdig belicht door gezaghebbende Nederlanders, Zwolle, Nederlandse Groot-Loge der Internationale Orde van Goede Tempelieren, 1928.

    • Lehmann-Russbüldt, O., Aggression: the Origin of Germany's War Machine, London, Hutchinson, 1942.
      Lehmann-Russbüldt, O., Aggression: the Origin of Germany's War Machine, London, Hutchinson, 1942.

      Lehmann-Russbüldt, O., Aggression: the Origin of Germany's War Machine, London, Hutchinson, 1942.

    The Peace Palace Library holds a unique collection on the peace movement from the period 1899- 1940. More about this collection »
  • Postcards

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1923
      Postcard Peace Palace 1923

      Peace Palace 1923

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1958
      Postcard Peace Palace 1958

      Peace Palace 1958

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1961
      Postcard Peace Palace 1961

      Peace Palace 1961

    Over the past century numerous postcards depicting the Peace Palace have been sent home. More about this collection ».