This week’s research guide Territory

Territory - Research Guide International Law

The question of Territory has always been central to the international legal system. It constitutes the core of the definition of the State, and as such it is tied to the issue of jurisdiction and the extent of the power exercisable by the State. It is also central to the organisation of the international order, for a State-based world community requires rules by which to determine how Territory may be allocated to States and the sanctions that may be applied for violation of territorial integrity.

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Leymah Gbowee

Africa's Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates

As Africa and its diaspora commemorate fifty years of post-independence Pan-Africanism, Adekeye Adebajo’s new book ‘Africa’s Peace Makers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent’ provides profound insight into the thirteen prominent individuals of African descent who have won the Nobel Peace Prize since 1950. These laureates have been variously involved in women’s rights, environmental protection, and nuclear disarmament. ‘Africa’s Peacemakers’ reveals how this remarkable collection of individuals has changed the world.

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Special collections

  • Peace movement

    • Graaf zu Dohna-Schlodien, De tweede "Möwe"-Tocht, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.
      Graaf zu Dohna-Schlodien, De tweede "Möwe"-Tocht, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.

      Graaf zu Dohna-Schlodien, De tweede "Möwe"-Tocht, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.

    • Vive la Paix, Chant de l'Union Universelle, "Pour supprimer ce crime: La Guerre", paroles de Henri Demont et E. Breuner, musique de Andréa Balbis, Paris.
      Vive la Paix, Chant de l'Union Universelle, "Pour supprimer ce crime: La Guerre", paroles de Henri Demont et E. Breuner, musique de Andréa Balbis, Paris.

      Vive la Paix, Chant de l'Union Universelle, "Pour supprimer ce crime: La Guerre", paroles de Henri Demont et E. Breuner, musique de Andréa Balbis, Paris.

    • Meulen, P. van der, en A.J. Montijn (red.), De menschheid en de alcohol: een maatschappelijk vraagstuk, veelzijdig belicht door gezaghebbende Nederlanders, Zwolle, Nederlandse Groot-Loge der Internationale Orde van Goede Tempelieren, 1928.
      Meulen, P. van der, en A.J. Montijn (red.), De menschheid en de alcohol: een maatschappelijk vraagstuk, veelzijdig belicht door gezaghebbende Nederlanders, Zwolle, Nederlandse Groot-Loge der Internationale Orde van Goede Tempelieren, 1928.

      Meulen, P. van der, en A.J. Montijn (red.), De menschheid en de alcohol: een maatschappelijk vraagstuk, veelzijdig belicht door gezaghebbende Nederlanders, Zwolle, Nederlandse Groot-Loge der Internationale Orde van Goede Tempelieren, 1928.

    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 1989
      Postcard Peace Palace 1989

      Peace Palace 1989

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1923
      Postcard Peace Palace 1923

      Peace Palace 1923

    • 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 ».