This week’s research guide Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage - Research Guide International Law

Cultural Heritage distinguishes between Tangible Cultural Heritage and Intangible Cultural Heritage. Tangible Cultural Heritage can include archaeological sites, artifacts, buildings, monuments and culturally significant landscapes such as sacred places whereas Intangible Cultural Heritage can include language, oral histories, beliefs, rituals, ceremonies, customs, music, dance and other arts. The most important international organization that deals with Cultural Heritage is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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Library Blog

Drones deployed during war raise various legal and ethical questions

Drones Deployed during War raise Various Legal and Ethical Questions

Drones can be used for many different purposes. The use of drones raises various legal and ethical questions ranging from humanitarian to privacy issues. The Peace and Security Salon of 9 April discussed these questions in the context of the deployment of armed drones and robots during wartime. Three specialists each discussed the use of drones from a different background.

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Special collections

  • Peace movement

    • A. Müller Lehning en A. de Jong, 25 Jaar Oorlog aan den Oorlog, speciale uitgave van 'De wapens neder: maandblad ter bestrijding van het militarisme', Nederlandsche afdeeling van de Internationale Antimilitaristische Vereniging, 1929.
      A. Müller Lehning en A. de Jong, 25 Jaar Oorlog aan den Oorlog, speciale uitgave van 'De wapens neder: maandblad ter bestrijding van het militarisme', Nederlandsche afdeeling van de Internationale Antimilitaristische Vereniging, 1929.

      A. Müller Lehning en A. de Jong, 25 Jaar Oorlog aan den Oorlog, speciale uitgave van 'De wapens neder: maandblad ter bestrijding van het militarisme', Nederlandsche afdeeling van de Internationale Antimilitaristische Vereniging, 1929.

    • Vive la Paix, Chant de l'Union Universelle, "Pour supprimer ce crime: La Guerre", paroles de Henri Demont et E. Breuner, musique de Andréa Balbis, Paris.
      Vive la Paix, Chant de l'Union Universelle, "Pour supprimer ce crime: La Guerre", paroles de Henri Demont et E. Breuner, musique de Andréa Balbis, Paris.

      Vive la Paix, Chant de l'Union Universelle, "Pour supprimer ce crime: La Guerre", paroles de Henri Demont et E. Breuner, musique de Andréa Balbis, Paris.

    • Viruly, A., Por la Honoro de Nia Lando, Rotterdam, D. van Sijn & Zonen.
      Viruly, A., Por la Honoro de Nia Lando, Rotterdam, D. van Sijn & Zonen.

      Viruly, A., Por la Honoro de Nia Lando, Rotterdam, D. van Sijn & Zonen.

    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 1923
      Postcard Peace Palace 1923

      Peace Palace 1923

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1945
      Postcard Peace Palace 1945

      Peace Palace 1945

    • Postcard Peace Palace 1961
      Postcard Peace Palace 1961

      Peace Palace 1961

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