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Research guide Air and Space Law

The spectacular fast developments in aircraft technology in the beginning of the 20th century, made law-making necessary in this new field of transportation, in peace and in war. In 1910 the first conference on an international air law code took place in Paris. International air law now deals with many topics, such transport responsibility, safety of passengers, airplanes and luggage, airport-regulations, hijacking, air pollution, and aerial warfare.

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Library blog Are Syria and Iraq the Middle Eastern Bloodlands?

Deir az-Zor is a sleepy town on the banks of the Euphrates in the Syrian desert, and did not ring much of a bell for most non-Syrians. Except for Armenians. During the 1915 Armenian Genocide, the Ottoman government deported hundreds of thousands of Ottoman Armenians to Deir az-Zor, where they were left to die or were killed outright. A German diplomat who was stationed in that area wrote that the Armenians were “slaughtered like sheep”. To the casual observer this looked allegorical or even hyperbolical, in any case unreal, removed far away in geography, time, and culture. Until recent times, when ISIS videos surfaced online. And again the desert soil of Deir az-Zor shone red with blood, and once more the word ‘Deir az-Zor’ served as a symbol of bloodshed.

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News and events The Hague Academy 2017 Welcome to All Students!

The Peace Palace Library welcomes all students of the 2017 Public International Law summer courses of the Hague Academy of International Law. The coming three weeks, the library will serve as the Academy’s ‘home library’, providing the students with access to all books, articles, essays and documentation on international law available.
Welcome to All Students of the 2014 Hague Academy Summer Courses!

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Kosovo Specialist Chambers & Specialist Prosecutor’s Office

The ‘Kosovo Specialist Chambers & Specialist Prosecutor’s Office’ are tasked with the prosecution of individuals for crimes against humanity, war crimes and other crimes under Kosovo law which occurred between 1 January 1998 and 31 December 2000 in Kosovo.

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Scheldt River: Controversy, Cooperation, International Law

Scheldt River: Controversy, Cooperation, International Law | Library Special

The Scheldt is a transboundary river which originates in North-Western France and runs through Western Belgium and the South-West of the Netherlands. The Scheldt Estuary is shared between Belgium and the Netherlands. The Dutch section of the estuary is called the Western Scheldt, and is of vital importance as navigation channel to the port of Antwerp. Since the separation of Belgium from the Netherlands in 1839, the free navigation of the Scheldt and the maintenance and improvement of the navigation channel have been a bone of contention and legal controversy.

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Peace Palace Library showcase

  • 518 B 18

  • Krajewski, M., Völkerrecht, Baden-Baden, Nomos, 2017.

  • S 2539 d.9

  • 523 E 1

  • Andres Sáenz de Santa Maria, P. & R. Rodriguez Magdaleno, Derecho Internacional Público: Textos y Materiales, Cizur Menor (Navarra), Civitas/Thomson Reuters, 2016.

  • 518 C 39

You can find the showcase in our Reading Room.