This week’s research guide Use of Force

Use of Force - Research Guide International Law

The UN-Charter prohibits the use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconstistent with the purposes of the United Nations. In case of aggression by one nation-State against another, the United Nations Security Council is authorized under Chapter VII of the UN Charter to allow member states to take all necessary measures to maintain international peace and security. Some examples of Use of Force short of war : economic sanctions, boycott, pacific blockade, embargo, retorsion and reprisals.

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Exit Data Retention Directive: a Victory for Privacy in Europe!

Last Tuesday, April 8, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has declared the Data Retention Directive (Directive 2006/24/EC, 15 March 2006) invalid from the date on which the directive entered into force. In the view of the Court, the requirement in the Data Retention Directive for mobile operators and internet service providers to retain data interfered in a “particularly serious manner with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data”.

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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.

    • 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.

    • Lehmann-Russbüldt, O., Aggression: the Origin of Germany's War Machine, London, Hutchinson, 1942.
      Lehmann-Russbüldt, O., Aggression: the Origin of Germany's War Machine, London, Hutchinson, 1942.

      Lehmann-Russbüldt, O., Aggression: the Origin of Germany's War Machine, London, Hutchinson, 1942.

    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

    • Mare liberum
      Mare liberum

      Mare Liberum

    • 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

    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 »