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  • Library Closing Days

    April 15, 2014

    Dear Library users, the Library will be closed on: Friday, April 18th (Good Friday), Monday, April 21st (Easter Monday), Monday, May 5th (Liberation Day), Thursday, May 29th (Ascension). With regards, the Peace Palace Library Staff.
    Library Closing Days

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  • Exhibition and Lectures: “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity”, Peace Palace Library, April 15-16, 2014

    April 11, 2014

    The Roerich Pact is the first international treaty on the protection of art, science, religion and monuments. This unique legal document sprang from the initiative of Nicholas Roerich, (1874-1947), a famous Russian painter and jurist. Lectures and a special exhibition about Roerich and the Roerich Pact will be organized in the Peace Palace Library. Read more.
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  • Interview: A Mother and a Daughter in the Peace Palace Library

    April 11, 2014

    Lisa Tabassi, a former research assistant of the Iran-US Claims Tribunal, and her daughter Tara Tabassi have been frequent visitors of the Peace Palace Library for more than 30 years. This month, mother and daughter describe their experiences and discuss their special connection to the library. Find out how the Peace Palace Library became a real familiy affair for Lisa and Tara Tabassi.

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  • Library User in the Spotlight : David Boers

    April 11, 2014

    The moment I entered the premises I was sold. It was on the brink of winter, but the gardens were still beautiful. The Library itself, the architecture, the natural flow of light, the tranquility were unlike anything I had ever experienced, and on top of that the library’s facilities and staff suited all my needs.

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  • Embassy Centennial Book Donation Project: Switzerland, Iraq and Latvia

    April 11, 2014

    Almost 8 months have passed since the Peace Palace Centenary on August 28th took place, but Embassy book donations continue to pour in. This month, the Embassies of Switzerland, Iraq and Latvia generously donated to our special book donation project and enriched our National Law Collection. Find out which publications are now part of the Library Collection.

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  • Women as Agents of Change in Peacebuilding Processes

    April 11, 2014

    The University of Peace, located in the Academy Building of the Peace Palace kicked off their new lecture series “Peace Building in Progress” on Friday March 7, 2014. In these lectures various speakers will have the opportunity to share their views on peace and peacebuilding policies. We were honoured to welcome an important and passionate speaker, Ms. Judy Cheng-Hopkins, who works as the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support for the United Nations. Moreover, she is a Member of the Council for the University for Peace in Costa Rica, which indicates her interest in the relevance of peace education.

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  • Dutch Constitution Festival

    April 11, 2014

    On Saturday 29 March, the Netherlands celebrated the 200-year anniversary of the 1814 Dutch constitution, the oldest constitution in the world after the American constitution. The Peace Palace Library participated in this event with an interactive tour explaining the relationship between the Dutch constitution and international law.

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  • European Heritage Label for the Peace Palace: Award Ceremony

    April 8, 2014

    Today, April 8th, 2014, the first European Heritage Label award ceremony will take place in Brussels, at the Solvay Library. Four heritage sites have been awarded the European Heritage Label: Park Carnuntum, Austria, Great Guild Hall, Estonia, Camp Westerbork and the Peace Palace!
    European Heritage Label awarded to the Peace Palace, The Netherlands

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  • Spring is coming! Daffodils ‘Thomas Mawson’ in the Peace Palace Gardens

    March 31, 2014

    The gardens are full of lovely yellow daffodils ‘Thomas Mawson’. During last year’s Centennial celebrations, Thomas H. Mawson, the famous British landscaper who designed the gardens and grounds of the Peace Palace, was honored with a special daffodil (narcissus) that bears his name.
    Spring is coming! Daffodils 'Thomas Mawson' in the Peace Palace Gardens

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  • Constitution Festival, The Hague, 28-29 March 2014

    March 26, 2014

    Saturday, 29 March 2014 marks the 200-year anniversary of the Dutch constitution, the oldest in the world after the U.S. constitution. On 28 and 29 March, The Hague will provide the setting for a grand scale event called the Constitution Festival (Grondwet Festival).
    Constitution Festival, The Hague, 28-29 March 2014

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