This week’s research guide International Humanitarian Law

International Humanitarian Law - Research Guide International Law

International humanitarian law, also known as the laws of war or law of armed conflict is the part of public international law that regulates international and non-international armed conflict. International Humanitarian Law consists of the rules applicable during the conflict. These rules also apply to a situation of occupation arising from armed conflict. The International Humanitarian Law rules can be found in both treaties and international customary law.

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Master Class 2015

Forward Into Light: Bertha von Suttner Master Class 2015

The Forward Into Light: 2015 Bertha von Suttner Master Class was held in the Japanese Room of the Peace Palace from June 16th to 18th. It included a public lecture on June 16th in the Great Hall of Justice. The second annual Master Class was a part of the Bertha von Suttner commemorative week to honor her life, to learn from her legacy, and to consider how her philosophy has shaped the development of international law. The Master Class was a collaborative effort amongst the Bertha von Suttner Project, the Peace Palace Library, the Carnegie Foundation of the Netherlands and Central Michigan University.

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Special collections

  • Peace movement

    • Killinger, E., De avonturen van een Oostzee-vlieger, Utrecht, G.J.A. Ruys, 1917.
      Killinger, E., De avonturen van een Oostzee-vlieger, Utrecht, G.J.A. Ruys, 1917.

      Killinger, E., De avonturen van een Oostzee-vlieger, Utrecht, G.J.A. Ruys, 1917.

    • 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.

    • A. Müller Lehning en A. de Jong, 25 Jaar Oorlog aan den Oorlog, speciale uitgave van 'De wapens neder: maandblad ter bestrijding van het militarisme', Nederlandsche afdeeling van de Internationale Antimilitaristische Vereniging, 1929.
      A. Müller Lehning en A. de Jong, 25 Jaar Oorlog aan den Oorlog, speciale uitgave van 'De wapens neder: maandblad ter bestrijding van het militarisme', Nederlandsche afdeeling van de Internationale Antimilitaristische Vereniging, 1929.

      A. Müller Lehning en A. de Jong, 25 Jaar Oorlog aan den Oorlog, speciale uitgave van 'De wapens neder: maandblad ter bestrijding van het militarisme', Nederlandsche afdeeling van de Internationale Antimilitaristische Vereniging, 1929.

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

    • De iure belli ac pacis (3rd state)
      De iure belli ac pacis (3rd state)

      De ivre belli ac pacis libri tres (3rd state) / Hugo Grotius, 1625

    • Mare liberum
      Mare liberum

      Mare Liberum

    • Neff, S.C. (ed.), Hugo Grotius on the Law of War and Peace, New York, NY, Cambridge University Press, 2012.
      Neff, S.C. (ed.), Hugo Grotius on the Law of War and Peace, New York, NY, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

      Neff, S.C. (ed.), Hugo Grotius on the Law of War and Peace, New York, NY, Cambridge University Press, 2012. [English translation De jure belli ac pacis, Parisiis, apud Nicolaum Buon, 1625]

    The Peace Palace Library in The Hague holds one of the greatest collections in the world of the works of Hugo Grotius. More about this collection »