This week’s research guide Sports

Sports | Research Guide International Law

Today sports have an increasing influence within society and commerce. Major sports events like the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup are watched by billions of people around the world. In Sports Law a distinction has to be made between global sports law and international sports law and sports-related national law. Examples of Lex Sportiva are the FIFA Regulations governing International Matches and the IOC Code of Ethics.

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The Identity of the European Union

The Identity of the European Union

The question concerning the nature of the EU has been one of the most contested political and academic issues of the last fifty years. From the outset, the debate about European integration has been dominated by the dilemma as to whether the project should result in the emergence of a sovereign state of Europe or in the formation of a Europe of sovereign states. This line of thought leads to the suggestion that, anno 2014, the identity of the EU may be described with the following words: the EU is a Union of citizens and member states which functions as a common democracy.

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Special collections

  • Peace movement

    • König, P., De tocht van de "Deutschland", Amsterdam, Ten Have, 1917.
      König, P., De tocht van de "Deutschland", Amsterdam, Ten Have, 1917.

      König, P., De tocht van de "Deutschland", Amsterdam, Ten Have, 1917.

    • Graaf zu Dohna-Schlodien, De tweede "Möwe"-Tocht, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.
      Graaf zu Dohna-Schlodien, De tweede "Möwe"-Tocht, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.

      Graaf zu Dohna-Schlodien, De tweede "Möwe"-Tocht, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 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.

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

    • Mare liberum
      Mare liberum

      Mare Liberum

    • DeIureBelliAcPacis_1st_state
      DeIureBelliAcPacis_1st_state

      De iure belli ac pacis libri tres (1st state) / Hugo Grotius, 1625

    • 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 »