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The Peace Palace Library Lecture Series is a lecture series on issues of general international law. Each year, approximately four lectures will be organized. All lectures are held in the Peace Palace Library, either in the Historic Reading Room or in the Auditorium.
The Peace Palace Library Lecture Series are open to everyone. They are especially interesting for researchers and students, as well as diplomats, international civil servants, journalists and other professionals working in the field of public international law.
On June 26 2012, The Peace Palace Library held a screening of the award-winning Documentary Film Justice For Sale about the criminal justice system in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by Dutch Documentary filmmakers Ilse & Femke van Velzen . The documentary was introduced by Dr. Janine Ubink, an expert on African legal issues from the Van Vollenhoven Institute of Leiden University. After the screening finished, the Question & Answer took place and audience members interacted with Ilse & Femke van Velzen. The Lecture was attended by over 85 people. The Documentary provoked many reactions from audience members. Some sent us their thoughts and opinions. Watch video and read more.
New Peace Palace Library lecture on Monday 26.3.12, at 18.00, in the Library & Academy Building of the The Peace Palace.
The Peace Palace Library together with The Embassy of Israel have the pleasure to organize the “50 Years since the Eichmann trial-Memories” lecture by Judge Gabriel Bach.
Judge Bach was a member of the Eichmann prosecution team, and was the only member of the team to interview him. Later on in his career, he was also involved in the Demjanjuk trial.
Opening remarks by H.E. Judge Theodor Meron, President of The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunal
The meeting’s central theme was the international community’s efforts in combating and prosecuting pirates. Commodore Michiel Hijmans discussed the operational aspects of military operations to combat piracy, focusing on NATO’s counter-piracy operations. Marten Zwanenburg discussed the legal aspects of such operations. Henny Baan discussed the prosecution of the arrested pirates. When prosecuting Somali pirates in the Netherlands, the Dutch criminal system is confronted with various novel questions of both domestic and international criminal law. Watch video and read more about this lecture »
On the 22nd of July, 2009, an Award on the delimitation of the Abyei Area was rendered, thereby settling a dispute between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army. The PCA acted as registry and provided administrative support. The rendering of the Award was meant to facilitate the organization of a referendum about the future of the area, where various oil fields are located. On the 9th of July 2011, South Sudan declared its independence, making the outcome of the referendum even more important. However, the referendum was postponed and despite the rendering of the award, the Abyei Area continues to be contested between the Republics of Sudan and South Sudan. Watch video and read more about this lecture »
The concept of ‘transnational crime’, from a criminological perspective, originates from the mid-1970s when the United Nations used the term in order to identify certain criminal activities which transcend national jurisdictions. In 1995, the United Nations identified eighteen categories of transnational – and mostly organized – criminality. Transnational crime was then defined as ‘offences whose inception, prevention and/or direct or indirect effects involved more than one country.’Check this Research guide