This week’s research guide Space Law

Space Law - Research Guide International Law

Space law is a relatively new branch of law, roughly starting in 1957 with the launch of the Sputnik I, the first satellite in space. Space law consists of international space law, governing the activities of States and international intergovernmental organizations, and national space law, governing the activities of individual countries and their nationals. Advancing technology and scientific progress extend human activities in space more and more. These developments will require new international regulation.

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The Origins of EU and EMU: Towards a Post-Westphalian Paradigm 02

The Origins of EU and EMU: Towards a Post-Westphalian Paradigm

The theoretical hallmark of the European Union is its flexible approach to sovereignty. According to the Westphalian system of international relations which forms the prevailing paradigm in international law and lies at the heart of the organisation of the United Nations, sovereignty is one and indivisible. States are sovereign and without sovereignty there is no State. Guest blog by Jaap Hoeksma, Philosopher of Law, Director of Euroknow and Creator of the Boardgame Eurocracy.

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Special collections

  • Peace movement

    • Nerger, K.A., De hulpkruiser 'Wolf': 66.000 mijl door den Atlantischen, Stillen en Indischen Oceaan in 451 dagen met een buit van 35 schepen, Amsterdam, Ten Have, 1918.
      Nerger, K.A., De hulpkruiser 'Wolf': 66.000 mijl door den Atlantischen, Stillen en Indischen Oceaan in 451 dagen met een buit van 35 schepen, Amsterdam, Ten Have, 1918.

      Nerger, K.A., De hulpkruiser 'Wolf': 66.000 mijl door den Atlantischen, Stillen en Indischen Oceaan in 451 dagen met een buit van 35 schepen, Amsterdam, Ten Have, 1918.

    • Graaf zu Dohna-Schlodien, De tweede "Möwe"-Tocht, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.
      Graaf zu Dohna-Schlodien, De tweede "Möwe"-Tocht, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.

      Graaf zu Dohna-Schlodien, De tweede "Möwe"-Tocht, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.

    • Banse, E., Wehrwissenschaft: Einführung in eine neue nationale Wissenschaft, Leipzig, Armanen, 1933.
      Banse, E., Wehrwissenschaft: Einführung in eine neue nationale Wissenschaft, Leipzig, Armanen, 1933.

      Banse, E., Wehrwissenschaft: Einführung in eine neue nationale Wissenschaft, Leipzig, Armanen, 1933.

    The Peace Palace Library holds a unique collection on the peace movement from the period 1899- 1940. More about this collection »
  • Postcards

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1965
      Postcard Peace Palace 1965

      Peace Palace 1965

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1989
      Postcard Peace Palace 1989

      Peace Palace 1989

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1958
      Postcard Peace Palace 1958

      Peace Palace 1958

    Over the past century numerous postcards depicting the Peace Palace have been sent home. More about this collection ».