This week’s research guide Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking - Research Guide International Law

Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hand of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. It wasn’t until 15 november 2000 when the United Nations defined human trafficking for the first time in international law in the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children (the Trafficking Protocol also called the Palermo Protocol). The Trafficking Protocol supplements the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and entered into force on 25 december 2003.

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History of warfare

Are There Limits To Warfare?

Pro-Russian separatists marched captured Ukrainian soldiers through the streets of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk over the weekend. The march was a news event that got the attention of many, including international human rights activists, calling the march a violation of the Geneva Conventions’ rules on the treatment of prisoners of war (POWs). The Geneva Conventions are at the core of international humanitarian law and provide a detailed framework for the protection of prisoners of war during armed conflict.

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Special collections

  • Grotius collection

    • 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]

    • 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

    • 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 1914
      Postcard Peace Palace 1914

      Peace Palace 1914

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1965
      Postcard Peace Palace 1965

      Peace Palace 1965

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1958
      Postcard Peace Palace 1958

      Peace Palace 1958

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