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Research guide Droits de l'homme

Human Rights - Research Guide International Law

Les droits de l’homme sont les droits et libertés fondamentaux que possède tout être humain, quels que soient sa nationalité,, son sexe, sa religion, sa nationalité ou son origine ethnique, sa langue, son orientation sexuelle, son lieu de résidence ou tout autre statut. Toutes les personnes bénéficient des mêmes droits de l’homme sans discrimination. C’est […]

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Library Blog The South China Sea Arbitration (12 July 2016) PCA Case No. 2013-19

In the South China Sea Arbitration Award (12 July 2016), an arbitral tribunal at The Hague found that China’s claim to historic rights to resources was incompatible with the detailed allocation of rights and maritime zones in the Convention. The Tribunal considered that prior to the Convention, the waters of the South China Sea beyond the territorial sea were legally part of the high seas, in which vessels from any State could freely navigate and fish. Accordingly, the Tribunal concluded that, as between the Philippines and China, there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to resources, in excess of the rights provided for by the Convention, within the sea areas falling within the ‘nine-dash line’.

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Library news | Events Collected Courses = Recueil des cours

Since 1923, The Hague Academy of International Law has organized courses on Public and Private International Law at the Peace Palace. These lectures, by the world’s most prominent legal scholars, are subsequently published in the prestigious Collected Courses of the Academy. The website of the Library will keep you informed on new volumes in this series.
Recueil des Cours

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The Hague Academy Summer Courses 2016


We welcome all students of the The Hague Academy of International Law’s summer courses, first period 11 July – 29 July (Public International Law) and second period 1-19 August (Private International Law). The coming six weeks, the library will serve as the Academy’s ‘home library’, providing the students with access to all books, articles, essays and documentation on international law available in either paper or electronic format. In this Library special, we present you all relevant information. Our July and August Newsletters will be entirely devoted to the coming summer courses, so stay tuned!

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South China Sea Territorial Disputes

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China claims most of the South China Sea, through which more than $5 trillion of world trade passes every year. Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and Taiwan have rival claims. In addition to substantial natural resources, the South China Sea is of paramount strategic significance to the Asian security paradigm and to global stability. We have created a Library Special on this topic in order to provide you easy access to our collection: a selective bibliography, newsletters, books, articles and online resources.

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Peace Palace Library showcase

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You can find the showcase in our Reading Room.