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  • Film ‘La Jaula De Oro’, Peace Palace Gardens, 19 September 2014

    September 17, 2014

    A unique experience in the historical gardens of the Peace Palace! Watch a great movie, sitting on the steps of the Palace’s gardens. The film deals with children’s rights and has been selected in conjunction with the annual Film Festival Movies that Matters of Amnesty International.
    Film 'La Jaula De Oro', Peace Palace Gardens, 19 September 2014

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  • HagueTalks: Young Justice, Children in Conflict, Peace Palace, 19 Sept. 2014

    September 16, 2014

    In an exciting new event creative minds, peace inventors and game changers shed new light on the theme of ‘Young Justice: Kids in Conflict’. Join the debate at this first ever Hague Talk event.
    HagueTalks: Young Justice, Children in Conflict, Peace Palace, 19 September 2014

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  • Global Forum on Statelessness, The Hague, 15-17 September 2014

    September 12, 2014

    From 15-17 September 2014, the first ever Global Forum on statelessness will take place in The Hague. The three-day event is co-hosted by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the agency mandated by the General Assembly to help states to address statelessness, and the Statelessness Programme of Tilburg University.
    Global Forum on Statelessness, The Hague, 15-17 September 2014

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  • New Publication: La criminalité en mer = Crimes at Sea

    September 9, 2014

    The Centre for Studies and Research of the Hague Academy devoted its Session in 2012 to the issue of ‘Criminal Acts at Sea’. The present volume includes some of the outstanding products of their work. The chapters in this volume underscore the common challenges in international co-operation at the level with respect to crimes at sea identify a number of the potential shortcomings of the applicable international law.
     New Publication: La criminalité en mer = Crimes at sea

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  • Newsletter August 2014

    September 3, 2014

    Please, check our latest newsletter August 2014. This month, we interviewed Eveline Blitz, the author of “Bertha von Suttner: At the Cradle of World Peace”, and three Students of the 2014 Hague Academy Private International Law Summer Courses. Read more, here.
    Newsletter August 2014

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  • New Publications: Recueil des cours, Collected Courses, Tome/Volume 353, 361, 362, 363, 364 and 367

    September 1, 2014

    The Academy is a prestigious international institution for the study and teaching of Public and Private International Law and related subjects. All courses at the Academy are published in the Recuel des cours/Collected Courses.
    Recueil des Cours

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  • Interview: Eveline Blitz

    September 1, 2014

    This month we interviewed Eveline Blitz, the Dutch author of “Bertha von Suttner: At The Cradle Of World Peace”. It was published in the Spring of 2014 and presented during the Bertha von Suttner Commemoration Week that took place in June of this year.
    This small booklet which was published in Dutch, English and German tells the life story of Bertha von Suttner, author of the bestseller “Die Waffen Nieder” (1889), peace activist, and Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1905. Eight chapters, illustrated with twenty-four drawings in a cartoon-style format highlight the most important aspects of her life. Eveline Blitz wrote the text and artist Nita Veeren made the cartoons. Eveline Blitz reveals the story behind her book and tells us how she got involved with Bertha von Suttner and why she wanted the world to know about this remarkable, almost forgotten woman of history.
    ‘My own story about how I first learned about Bertha von Suttner started a long time ago in 2009.

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  • Trading Old Law Books in 2014: A Booksellers Perspective

    September 1, 2014

    For centuries, law professors and lawyers have built large private law libraries all over Europe. These were indispensable for the study of the law, especially customary law. Until recently, their libraries also included books published in the 16th, 17th and 18th century. Many elderly professors donated their libraries to universities or passed their books on to their most promising students. Occasionally, these private libraries went up for sale, often at an auction. In the Netherlands, in the last century, the auctions of classical & legal books by Burgersdijk & Niermans in Leiden usually attracted a full house of dedicated buyers. Collecting legal books, to build a quality library, was a tradition, making the hunt for the books a very important secondary matter for many.

    In the 20th century, the trade in antiquarian legal books was slow, but steady, because of the constant interest in Roman law, History of Law and Jurisprudence.

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  • Wikimedia Project: Digitalizing Engravings and Lithographs from the Old and Rare Books Collection

    September 1, 2014

    In early 2014, The Peace Palace Library decided to participate in the Wikimedia Project . Two professional photographers, Lilian en Bert Mellink, who have been involved in many photography projects of the Peace Palace, were selected to carry out this special task. ‘Earlier this year, we had a meeting with the Director of the Peace Palace Library about the possibility of digitalizing thousands of engravings and lithographs from the collection of the Library. The purpose was to disclose these treasures from the collection on the internet to a worldwide audience.
    We were very enthusiastic about the project and accepted it immediately.

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  • Peace Palace 101 Years

    August 28, 2014

    Today it is 101 years since the Peace Palace was officially opened. Among the guests on August 28, 1913 were Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Queen Mother Emma, Prince Hendrik, the American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and his wife Louise. The picture shows the Queen, the Queen Mother and Prince Hendrik returning by carriage just after the opening ceremony.
    Peace Palace 101 Years

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