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  • Orchestra for Peace · L’Orchestre pour la Paix, 3-4 December 2014

    November 28, 2014

    The renowned orchestra from the Middle East is coming to The Hague on 3. and 4. December 2014. During the concerts pieces of Mozart’s ‘Noce Figaro’, Bach’s Piano Concerto in F minor and Mendelssohn’s Symphony 4 will be heard.
    Orchestra for Peace • L'Orchestre pour la Paix, 3-4 December 2014

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  • Book Launch: the Ultimate, Authoritative Biography on Hugo Grotius!

    November 27, 2014

    Interview with Prof. Dr. Henk Nellen on the occasion of the launch of his book Hugo Grotius. A Lifelong Struggle for Peace in Church and State, 1583-1645, Leiden, Brill, 2014. The event also marked the retirement of Professor Nellen as senior staff member of the Huygens Institute and as Professor of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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  • The Great War in Posters: Communication Instrument and Work of Art

    November 27, 2014

    World War I Poster Exhibition: 14 November-7 December 2014, Peace Palace, Main Hall. World War I meant an important new role for the poster: propaganda. The posters produced during the war were part of the largest military campaign ever. They were used raising money for the war, get young men to enlist, provoking enemy states but also to support the wounded soldiers. The main intention was to bring the public closer to the war.

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  • Grotius and the Dutch Jurists: the Bibliography Continues?

    November 27, 2014

    Guest Blog by Douglas J. Osler, research fellow of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Mr Osler is currently seeking to establish a project along these lines through a Census of the Roman-Dutch Law. This encompasses all Dutch jurists between the foundation of the Republic and 1800, and all Dutch editions of foreign jurists published in the Netherlands in the same period. Its hallmark is the systematic recording of all copies of the relevant works in a select set of libraries. It includes Grotius’ legal works here in the Peace Palace Library!

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  • The Nuremberg Trial Files

    November 27, 2014

    This month marks the 69th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials. The Peace Palace Library has an extensive collection of publications on the Nuremberg trials. Some years ago, at a book auction, the Library purchased a fascinating box containing documents which belonged to Austrian journalist Peter Martin Bleibtreu. He was an Austrian correspondent for a Vienna newspaper and covered the war crimes trial of Hermann Göring and twenty other Nazi leaders in 1945-1946.

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  • Europeana 1914-1918 Collection Day

    November 27, 2014

    On Saturday November 15, ten enthusiastic colleagues from the Carnegie Foundation/Peace Palace Library volunteered to work on the Europeana 1914-1918 Project and gathered early in the morning to prepare for this day. The project enables anyone, private citizens or institutions, with memorabilia relating to the First World War to attend these collections days and share objects, letters or other documents about this interesting period in Europe’s history.

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  • UPEACE Seminar on International Water Conflicts

    November 26, 2014

    On December 4, the City of The Hague and the recently founded Water Diplomacy Consortium (WDC) will organize a seminar on International Water Conflicts. The WDC offers advisory services to governments and public entities at all levels, training and capacity building, knowledge exchange, advice on conflict resolution methods, direct assistance as an honest broker in conflict resolution and on post-conflict peacebuilding in and through the water sector, research, publications and the organization of conferences. The seminar will take place in the Peace Palace on December 4 at 16.00 hrs.

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  • The Illusion of Peace Disturbed: The Peace Palace and the First World War

    October 31, 2014

    The Peace Palace Library, in collaboration with the ‘Alliance Française’, organizes lectures addressing these recollections of the First World War and present two exhibitions in the main entrance hall of the Peace Palace: The First World War in Posters & ‘Lettres d’un soldat’ – letters of a French soldier to his wife (1914-1915).
    The Illusion of Peace Disturbed: The Peace Palace and the First World War

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  • Interview: Judge Jenny Schokkenbroek

    October 31, 2014

    This month, an interview with Jenny Schokkenbroek, a Dutch Judge working for EU missions. After studying Law in Groningen and working as a corporate lawyer, she became a civil judge in Utrecht and Haarlem. In 2009, she successfully applied for the position of international civil judge and served within the EU Mission called EULEX in Kosovo from 2009 – 2012. From 2012 – 2013 she worked for the EU mission Afghanistan (EUPOL) as a legal expert in the field of anticorruption.

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  • Armenian Association of International Law Book Donations

    October 30, 2014

    The Library has recently received a large donation of books and publications in Armenian from the Armenian Association of International Law. These books and publications are of great value because they have broadened and enriched our collection with books and publications dealing with international law in Armenian.

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