This week’s research guide Terrorism

Terrorism - Research Guide International Law

The adoption of the Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of Terrorism by the League of Nations in 1937 marked the entrance of terrorism in the field of international law. The present-day international legal framework for the prevention and combatting of terrorism started in the 1960’s with the adoption of the 1963 Convention on Offences and certain other Acts committed on Board Aircraft. This framework now consists of various treaties and protocols relating to specific categories of terrorist acts. However, a comprehensive multilateral convention on terrorism is still lacking.

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Bangladesh Climate Turmoil

Climate Change and Forced Migration : A Gap in Protection

The barely-above-sea-level, coral-dependent Maldives are sinking into the Indian Ocean. The apocalyptic fate is due to climate-change induced temperature increases, which have resulted in rising sea levels and dying coral reefs. In response, the state has built artificial islands—to accommodate the rising sea levels that may render previous places of residence inhabitable—and The Great Male Sea Wall—to protect Male from imposing storms. Many people have already been evacuated from their homes, temporarily housed in camps elsewhere in the Maldives. However, eventually the Maldives may become completely submerged and inhospitable. If the Maldives become a casualty of climate change, as has been predicted, people will be forced to flee from the islands altogether, potentially becoming stateless. They will have to seek protection elsewhere.

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Special collections

  • Peace movement

    • A. Müller Lehning en A. de Jong, 25 Jaar Oorlog aan den Oorlog, speciale uitgave van 'De wapens neder: maandblad ter bestrijding van het militarisme', Nederlandsche afdeeling van de Internationale Antimilitaristische Vereniging, 1929.
      A. Müller Lehning en A. de Jong, 25 Jaar Oorlog aan den Oorlog, speciale uitgave van 'De wapens neder: maandblad ter bestrijding van het militarisme', Nederlandsche afdeeling van de Internationale Antimilitaristische Vereniging, 1929.

      A. Müller Lehning en A. de Jong, 25 Jaar Oorlog aan den Oorlog, speciale uitgave van 'De wapens neder: maandblad ter bestrijding van het militarisme', Nederlandsche afdeeling van de Internationale Antimilitaristische Vereniging, 1929.

    • Rostworowski, J. (et al.), Katholische Stimmen gegen den Krieg: eine internationale Sammelschrift, Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Hans Winter Buchdruckerei, 1928.
      Rostworowski, J. (et al.), Katholische Stimmen gegen den Krieg: eine internationale Sammelschrift, Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Hans Winter Buchdruckerei, 1928.

      Rostworowski, J. (et al.), Katholische Stimmen gegen den Krieg: eine internationale Sammelschrift, Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Hans Winter Buchdruckerei, 1928.

    • De wereldvrede: orgaan van de Nederlandsche R.K. Vereeniging tot Bevordering van den Wereldvrede, No. 2, November 1912.
      De wereldvrede: orgaan van de Nederlandsche R.K. Vereeniging tot Bevordering van den Wereldvrede, No. 2, November 1912.

      De wereldvrede: orgaan van de Nederlandsche R.K. Vereeniging tot Bevordering van den Wereldvrede, No. 2, November 1912.

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    • Postcard Peace Palace 1989
      Postcard Peace Palace 1989

      Peace Palace 1989

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1961
      Postcard Peace Palace 1961

      Peace Palace 1961

    • 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 ».