This week’s research guide International Dispute Settlement

International Dispute Settlement | Research Guide International Law

International dispute settlement is concerned with the techniques and institutions which are used to solve international disputes between States and/or international organizations. International disputes can be solved either by use of force (coercion) or by peaceful settlement. Techniques used for peaceful settlement of international disputes are negotiation, inquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement, resort to regional agencies or arrangements, or other peaceful means of their own choice (Art. 33, UN Charter).

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The Present as History

Obviously, all history is shaped by the historians who create it. When we write the past, we are also writing the present. We are the history we create. What appears on the published page is imbued with our questions, our insight, our voice, our reason and our perceptions. David Armitage and Jo Guldi remind us of the importance and power of this reality in their recent publication ‘The History Manifesto’, 2014. It is also the reason why historiography is the study of historians’ interpretations of the past situated within the context of the time they wrote about that past. If historians of the future write the history of my world here on the eve of 2015, what would they see?

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Special collections

  • Grotius collection

    • Mare liberum
      Mare liberum

      Mare Liberum

    • 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]

    • DeIureBelliAcPacis_1st_state
      DeIureBelliAcPacis_1st_state

      De iure belli ac pacis libri tres (1st 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 »
  • Peace movement

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Armaments and Education, London, National Peace Council, 1937.
      Armaments and Education, London, National Peace Council, 1937.

      Armaments and Education, London, National Peace Council, 1937.

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