• Library Closing Day

    April 24, 2015

    Dear Library Users, the Library will be closed on: Monday April 27th, King’s Day (Koningsdag). King’s Day is a national holiday in The Netherlands. Celebrated on 27 April, the date marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander. With regards, the Peace Palace Library Staff. (Photo: King Willem-Alexander and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the Great Hall of Justice, Peace Palace Centenary)
    Library Closing Day

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  • HagueTalks: “Women, Peace and Security: 15 Years of UN Resolution 1325″, 24 April 2015

    April 23, 2015

    The focus of the next edition of HagueTalks will be on women, peace and security. It will be held at The Hague University of Applied Sciences on 24 April 2015 from 3 pm to 6 pm.

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  • International Mother Earth Day 2015

    April 22, 2015

    “The big decisions that lie ahead are not just for world leaders and policy-makers. Today, on Mother Earth Day, I ask each one of us to be mindful of the impacts our choices have on this planet, and what those impacts will mean for future generations.” UN Secr.-Gen. Ban Ki-moon.
     Earth Day 2015

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  • Exhibition ‘The Hague and the Atlantic Wall: War in the City of Peace’

    April 9, 2015

    At the new exhibition in the Museon the visitor becomes acquainted with the history of the construction of the Atlantikwall in The Hague. The exhibition also links the importance of current issues in the area of freedom, democracy and the rule of law to its narrative by amply illuminating the new position of The Hague as the international city of Peace and Justice.
    Exhibition 'The Hague and the Atlantic Wall: War in the City of Peace'

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  • Peace and Security Salon: Drones and Robots as Means of Modern Warfare

    April 8, 2015

    The Peace Palace Library has the pleasure to invite you for the first Peace and Security Salon on modern warfare on Thursday April 9, 2015. A new lecture series of the Peace Palace Library on Peace and Security issues. The Salon will discuss the current and likely future of drones and robots and the implications of such systems. The focus will be on the legal, military and operational, and ethical challenges these new technologies pose in relation to modern warfare.

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  • Library Closing Days

    April 1, 2015

    Dear Library Users, the Library will be closed on: Friday April 3rd (Good Friday), Monday April 6th (Second Easter), Monday April 27th (King’s Day). With regards, the Peace Palace Library Staff.
    Library Closing Days

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  • Accessing the Wealth of Information through Databases

    March 31, 2015

    The Peace Palace Library is known as one of the leading legal libraries in the world and one of the services it provides for its users is access to a growing number of databases, invaluable tools for legal research. The efforts to introduce access to these databases in the Library started several years ago and they have been growing. These databases, around 85 of them now in 2015, are an incredibly rich resource and by investing some time and a little bit of effort, the user can maximize their value. This month, Iva Vukusic, a PhD student and journalist writes a review on our collection of databases with a special focus on our most popular database ‘Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals.

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  • Aletta Jacobs’ Role in the Organization of the Hague International Congress of Women 1915

    March 31, 2015

    This Spring, on April 25, 2015 , the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) will celebrate its Centenary in the Peace Palace. For this occasion, the Peace Palace Library is cooperating with the Atria Institute in Amsterdam to promote and bring awareness to the history behind WILPF and the Congress of 1915 . Atria is the main institute in the Netherlands dedicated to research, advice and policy-analysis on gender equality and to documenting and archiving women’s history. The collection holds, among many others, the archives of Aletta Jacobs and the history of WILPF. This month, Atria’s intern, Ms. Sanne Stevens wrote a special newsitem on the role of Dutch Sufragette Dr. Aletta Jacobs in the organization of The Hague International Congress of Women in 1915.

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Elodie Vanneste

    March 31, 2015

    Elodie Vanneste first visited the Peace Palace Library one year ago. For two months she was an intern at the Peace Palace Library and worked on a bibliography for the Centre for Studies and Research 2014 about: “The Rights of Women and the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination”. She worked together with Elvira Cameron who works for the Peace Palace Library as a legal reference librarian. When Elodie first entered the premises of the Peace Palace she felt like having entered a ‘fairy tale castle’ so she was very impressed by our modern library.

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  • “Legacy of World War One – Shaping the Modern World”, International Conference, The Hague, June 22-26, 2015

    March 31, 2015

    The organisation of the International Conference “The Legacy of World War One – Shaping the Modern World”, has the pleasure to invite you for the International Interdisciplinary Conference on June 22 -26 in The Hague, The Netherlands. This is a unique opportunity to meet peers and professionals interested in the impact of the Great War on our lives today.

    On 22-24 June, the Historical Council Research Programme invites international students and young professionals to participate in a two-day model Versailles Conference, where they will renegotiate the terms made by the world leaders who remade the world in 1919. In addition, participants will engage in in-depth case studies in collaboration with international organisations in The Hague.

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