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Health is vitally important for every human being in the world. Global health matters to everyone, not just to those living in developing countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The enjoyment of the hihgest [...]

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Aletta Jacobs

Dr. Aletta Jacobs - Working for World Peace

On the occasion of unveiling bronze bust on 25th April during WILPF Centennial

This Saturday, on April 25, 2015, the Dutch Carnegie Foundation holds a special event that aims to enhance the visibility of women in the Peace Palace. Two years ago, during the centenary of the Peace Palace, Bertha von Suttner was the first women to be honored with a bust in the Great Hall. This year, we celebrate the Centenary of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and to mark this occasion, a new statue will be unveiled, that of Doctor Aletta Henriëtte Jacobs. With this bust, we turn the spotlight on Dr. Aletta Jacobs and her work for world peace.

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Special collections

  • Grotius collection

    • 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

    • 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 »
  • Postcards

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1958
      Postcard Peace Palace 1958

      Peace Palace 1958

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1989
      Postcard Peace Palace 1989

      Peace Palace 1989

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1923
      Postcard Peace Palace 1923

      Peace Palace 1923

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