This week’s research guide Transnational Crime

Transnational Crime - Research Guide International Law

The concept of ‘transnational crime’, from a criminological perspective, originates from the mid-1970s when the United Nations used the term in order to identify certain criminal activities which transcend national jurisdictions. In 1995, the United Nations identified eighteen categories of transnational – and mostly organized – criminality. Transnational crime was then defined as ‘offences whose inception, prevention and/or direct or indirect effects involved more than one country.’

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The Eurasian Economic Union as a Geopolitical and Economic Counterweight to the European Union: the Case of Armenia

The Eurasian Economic Union as a Geopolitical and Economic Counterweight to the European Union: the Case of Armenia

The Eurasian Economic Union is the next step in Eurasian economic integration. It will function as a common market with a customs union and has the aim of providing the free movement of goods, services, capital and workforce and conducting common policies in key economic sectors, such as energy and agriculture. The EEU was established in 2014 between Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia. A the treaty to enlarge the EEU by including Armenia was signed in October. In this blog we’ll discuss the main reasons for Armenia to join the EEU instead of choosing the path of closer cooperation with the European Union.

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Special collections

  • Peace movement

    • Viruly, A., Por la Honoro de Nia Lando, Rotterdam, D. van Sijn & Zonen.
      Viruly, A., Por la Honoro de Nia Lando, Rotterdam, D. van Sijn & Zonen.

      Viruly, A., Por la Honoro de Nia Lando, Rotterdam, D. van Sijn & Zonen.

    • 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.

    • Vive la Paix, Chant de l'Union Universelle, "Pour supprimer ce crime: La Guerre", paroles de Henri Demont et E. Breuner, musique de Andréa Balbis, Paris.
      Vive la Paix, Chant de l'Union Universelle, "Pour supprimer ce crime: La Guerre", paroles de Henri Demont et E. Breuner, musique de Andréa Balbis, Paris.

      Vive la Paix, Chant de l'Union Universelle, "Pour supprimer ce crime: La Guerre", paroles de Henri Demont et E. Breuner, musique de Andréa Balbis, Paris.

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

    • 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]

    • DeIureBelliAcPacis_1st_state
      DeIureBelliAcPacis_1st_state

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

    • Mare liberum
      Mare liberum

      Mare Liberum

    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 »