This week’s research guide Private International Law

Private International Law - Research Guide International Law

Private International Law governs the choice of law to apply when there are conflicts in the domestic law of different countries related to private transactions. In the United States, Canada, and Great Britain it is also known as conflict of laws. Private International Law deals with a variety of topics, such as international commercial law, international contracts, torts (lex loci delicti), international law of persons, international family law, child adoption and abduction, recognition of judgments, real property (lex rei sitae) and intellectual property.

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Warsaw Uprising 70th Anniversary, 1944-2014

Warsaw Uprising 70th Anniversary, 1944-2014

Today it is exactly seventy years ago the Warsaw Uprising began on Godzina W at 17.00 hours. It was part of a greater resistance operation Akcja Burza meaning Operation Tempest but often referred to in English as Operation Storm. The idea of national armed rising was there from the moment the Armia Krajowa the largest organisation in the Polish Resistance, formed after the German Occupation of Poland in 1939. The Polish resistance movement, consisting of the Armia Krajowa and affiliated organisations even became the largest underground resistance movement in Europe.

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Special collections

  • Peace movement

    • Rostworowski, J. (et al.), Katholische Stimmen gegen den Krieg: eine internationale Sammelschrift, Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Hans Winter Buchdruckerei, 1928.
      Rostworowski, J. (et al.), Katholische Stimmen gegen den Krieg: eine internationale Sammelschrift, Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Hans Winter Buchdruckerei, 1928.

      Rostworowski, J. (et al.), Katholische Stimmen gegen den Krieg: eine internationale Sammelschrift, Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Hans Winter Buchdruckerei, 1928.

    • Who bought the Bomb?, New York, American Boycott Against Agressor Nations, ca. 1938.
      Who bought the Bomb?, New York, American Boycott Against Agressor Nations, ca. 1938.

      Who bought the Bomb?, New York, American Boycott Against Agressor Nations, ca. 1938.

    • Banse, E., Wehrwissenschaft: Einführung in eine neue nationale Wissenschaft, Leipzig, Armanen, 1933.
      Banse, E., Wehrwissenschaft: Einführung in eine neue nationale Wissenschaft, Leipzig, Armanen, 1933.

      Banse, E., Wehrwissenschaft: Einführung in eine neue nationale Wissenschaft, Leipzig, Armanen, 1933.

    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 1961
      Postcard Peace Palace 1961

      Peace Palace 1961

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1965
      Postcard Peace Palace 1965

      Peace Palace 1965

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1914
      Postcard Peace Palace 1914

      Peace Palace 1914

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