This week’s research guide Piracy

Piracy - Research Guide International Law

Piracy was one of the first crimes that had to be recognized as a crime against international law and subject to universal jurisdiction. The first precise attempt to codify piracy was in 1958 when the Convention on the High Seas was adopted in order to clarify the legal status of pirates and the competence to arrest pirates. These articles in the Convention on the High Seas have been incorporated into the UN Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS) and have today become the definition of piracy under international law.

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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

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      J23 -28-012-thumb

    • Irwin, W., The splendid story of the Battle of Ypres, Reprinted from The Daily Mail, March 4, 1915.
      Irwin, W., The splendid story of the Battle of Ypres, Reprinted from The Daily Mail, March 4, 1915.

      Irwin, W., The Splendid Story of the Battle of Ypres, Reprinted from The Daily Mail, March 4, 1915.

    • Plüschow, G., De avonturen van den vliegenier van Tsingtau, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.
      Plüschow, G., De avonturen van den vliegenier van Tsingtau, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.

      Plüschow, G., De avonturen van den vliegenier van Tsingtau, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.

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

    • 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]

    • 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 »