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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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  • Just Peace, The Hague, 19-21 September 2014

    August 26, 2014

    From 19 to 21 September, we will be celebrating the United Nation’s International Day of Peace in The Hague. There will be music, debates, walks, exhibitions, running events, guided tours, theater and much more. Join us!
    Just Peace, The Hague, 19-21 September 2014

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  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    August 9, 2014

    World’s Indigenous People (2005-2014). The assembly also decided to continue observing the International Day of Indigenous People annually during the second decade. The decade’s goal was to further strengthen international cooperation for solving problems faced by indigenous peoples in areas such as culture, education, health, human rights, the environment, and social and economic development. In April 2000, the Commission on Human Rights adopted a resolution to establish the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues that was endorsed by the Economic and Social Council. The forum’s mandate is to discuss indigenous issues related to culture, economic and social development, education, the environment, health and human rights.

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  • dawsonera: new E-book platform

    August 8, 2014

    We are happy to announce the launch of a new e-book platform called dawsonera. dawsonera provides a comprehensive collection of electronic books about foreign, international and comparative law from a wide range of well-known publishers.
    dawsonera: new E-book platform

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  • Hague Academy User in the Spotlight: Jakub Zwoliński

    July 31, 2014

    The Library is a great place. The nice atmosphere and the cozy, comfortable surroundings, enable you to focus on your reading and enjoying the atmosphere of this unique place. The collection of books and articles is truly impressive.
    Hague Academy User in the Spotlight: Jakub Zwoliński

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  • Hague Academy Reception, Atrium, City Hall, 19.00-20.00 Hours

    July 30, 2014

    The Mayor and Aldermen of the city of The Hague will give a reception for all Hague Academy students at the Atrium of the City Hall on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 from 7 to 8 pm. You are kindly requested to show your invitation at the entrance.
    Hague Academy Reception, Atrium, City Hall, 19.00-20.00 Hours

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