This week’s research guide International Court of Justice

International Court of Justice - Research Guide International Law

The International Court of Justice was established in 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations as the principal judicial organ (Art. 7, UN Charter). Its role in the fulfillment of the purposes of the UN is “to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the peace” (Art. 1, UN Charter).

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Master Class 2015

Forward Into Light: Bertha von Suttner Master Class 2015

The Forward Into Light: 2015 Bertha von Suttner Master Class was held in the Japanese Room of the Peace Palace from June 16th to 18th. It included a public lecture on June 16th in the Great Hall of Justice. The second annual Master Class was a part of the Bertha von Suttner commemorative week to honor her life, to learn from her legacy, and to consider how her philosophy has shaped the development of international law. The Master Class was a collaborative effort amongst the Bertha von Suttner Project, the Peace Palace Library, the Carnegie Foundation of the Netherlands and Central Michigan University.

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Special collections

  • Grotius collection

    • Mare liberum
      Mare liberum

      Mare Liberum

    • Neff, S.C. (ed.), Hugo Grotius on the Law of War and Peace, New York, NY, Cambridge University Press, 2012.
      Neff, S.C. (ed.), Hugo Grotius on the Law of War and Peace, New York, NY, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

      Neff, S.C. (ed.), Hugo Grotius on the Law of War and Peace, New York, NY, Cambridge University Press, 2012. [English translation De jure belli ac pacis, Parisiis, apud Nicolaum Buon, 1625]

    • Feenstra, R. and J.B. Vervliet (eds.), Hugo Grotius Mare Liberum: 1609-2009, Leiden, Brill, 2009. [Original Latin text, facsimile of the first edition, 1609 and modern English translation]
      Feenstra, R. and J.B. Vervliet (eds.), Hugo Grotius Mare Liberum: 1609-2009, Leiden, Brill, 2009. [Original Latin text, facsimile of the first edition, 1609 and modern English translation]

      Feenstra, R. and J.B. Vervliet (eds.), Hugo Grotius Mare Liberum: 1609-2009, Leiden, Brill, 2009. [Original Latin text, facsimile of the first edition, 1609 and modern English translation]

    The Peace Palace Library in The Hague holds one of the greatest collections in the world of the works of Hugo Grotius. More about this collection »
  • Peace movement

    • De wereldvrede: orgaan van de Nederlandsche R.K. Vereeniging tot Bevordering van den Wereldvrede, No. 2, November 1912.
      De wereldvrede: orgaan van de Nederlandsche R.K. Vereeniging tot Bevordering van den Wereldvrede, No. 2, November 1912.

      De wereldvrede: orgaan van de Nederlandsche R.K. Vereeniging tot Bevordering van den Wereldvrede, No. 2, November 1912.

    • Ein Volk klagt an!: Fünfzig Briefe über den Krieg, Wien/Leipzig, Hess & Co. Verlag, 1931.
      Ein Volk klagt an!: Fünfzig Briefe über den Krieg, Wien/Leipzig, Hess & Co. Verlag, 1931.

      Ein Volk klagt an!: Fünfzig Briefe über den Krieg, Wien/Leipzig, Hess & Co. Verlag, 1931.

    • Wapenstilstand of Vrede?. Tjechoslowakije, uitgave van de Bond van Soc. Dem. Vrouwenclubs, Amsterdam, 1938.
      Wapenstilstand of Vrede?. Tjechoslowakije, uitgave van de Bond van Soc. Dem. Vrouwenclubs, Amsterdam, 1938.

      Wapenstilstand of Vrede?. Tjechoslowakije, uitgave van de Bond van Soc. Dem. Vrouwenclubs, Amsterdam, 1938.

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