This week’s research guide International Peace and Security

International Peace and Security - Research Guide International Law

Nowadays many international or regional organizations are involved in peacemaking, peace-enforcing and peacekeeping activities. In fact, they send multinational forces to the various conflict areas. While the expression ‘collective security’ does not occur in the United Nations Charter, it is often used to refer to the system for the maintenance of international peace and security under the UN Charter.

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Coalition against Islamic State: Too Many Obstacles?

Coalition against Islamic State: Too Many Obstacles?

After weeks of fighting, Islamic State succeeded in taking over the Iraqi city of Ramadi and it currently controls large parts of the al-Anbar province, which borders on Jordan, Syria and Saudi Arabia. Almost 25,000 residents have fled Ramadi. This week Islamic State also overran Syrian government troops to seize Palmyra (Homs province, Syria), home to the ruins of a 2,000-year-old city that was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world.The U.N. human rights office in Geneva said a third of Palmyra’s 200,000 residents may have fled the fighting in the past few days.

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Special collections

  • Peace movement

    • Ein Volk klagt an!: Fünfzig Briefe über den Krieg, Wien/Leipzig, Hess & Co. Verlag, 1931.
      Ein Volk klagt an!: Fünfzig Briefe über den Krieg, Wien/Leipzig, Hess & Co. Verlag, 1931.

      Ein Volk klagt an!: Fünfzig Briefe über den Krieg, Wien/Leipzig, Hess & Co. Verlag, 1931.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1958
      Postcard Peace Palace 1958

      Peace Palace 1958

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1961
      Postcard Peace Palace 1961

      Peace Palace 1961

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1965
      Postcard Peace Palace 1965

      Peace Palace 1965

    Over the past century numerous postcards depicting the Peace Palace have been sent home. More about this collection ».