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Research guide Private International Law

Private International Law - Research Guide International Law

Private International Law governs the choice of law to apply when there are conflicts in the domestic law of different countries related to private transactions. In the United States, Canada, and Great Britain it is also known as conflict of laws. Private International Law deals with a variety of topics, such as international commercial law, international contracts, torts (lex loci delicti), international law of persons, international family law, child adoption and abduction, recognition of judgments, real property (lex rei sitae) and intellectual property.

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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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Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)

Andrew Carnegie’s quest for peace led to the founding of a wide range of funds and trusts. Shortly after the 1899 Hague Peace Conference had ended, William T. Stead, a British journalist and pacifist, and Andrew D. White, an American diplomat, convinced the Scottish-born American steel magnate and philanthropist to finance the ‘Temple for Peace’ that was to become the Peace Palace in The Hague. We have created a Library special on Andrew Carnegie in order to provide you easy access to our collection.

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The Hague Academy Summer Courses 2017

We welcome all students of the The Hague Academy of International Law’s summer courses, first period 10 July – 28 July (Public International Law) and second period 31 July -18 August (Private International Law). The coming six 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 in either paper or electronic format. In this Library special, we present you all relevant information. Our July and August Newsletters will be entirely devoted to the coming summer courses, so stay tuned!

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Peace Palace Library showcase

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  • S 2635 d.11

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  • Fletcher, M., E. Herlin-Karnell & C. Matera, The European Union as an area of freedom, security and justice, London : New York, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.

  • Wolfrum, R., M. Sersic, & T.M. Sosic, Contemporary Developments in International Law: Essays in Honour of Budislav Vukas, Leiden : Boston, Brill Nijhoff, 2016.

  • Deyra, M., Droit international public, 5e édition, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Gualino, Lextenso éditions, 2018.

You can find the showcase in our Reading Room.