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Research guide Health

Health - Research Guide International Law

Global health matters to everyone. The primary goals of public health law are to enhance the public health system’s legal preparedness to address emerging threats, chronic and epidemic diseases like cholera and ebola, and other national public health priorities. We have created this research guide on health and sanitary law to provide you easy access to our collection.

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Library blog Summer Reads: Share Your Top Picks

Ah, the summer! It’s time to relax a little. Yes, that’s even possible for international lawyers working in the field of Peace and Justice. For a lot of people, that might mean actually kicking back and reading a book. What’s at the top of your reading list this summer?

Please, tell us your favorite. If not on the list, send us your suggestions!

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News and events Library Membership Announcement / Annonce d’Adhésion à la Bibliothèque

Dear library users, from today onward, the cost for an annual library membership is € 39,50. Library membership will give you access to all the online resources of the Peace Palace Library from any location in the world. It will also allow you to order from our closed stacks books and publications for research in the Reading Room of the library and, provided you are living or staying in The Netherlands, you will also be able to take them outside the library (if possible). In case you have any questions, please contact: info@ppl.nl

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South China Sea Territorial Disputes

Territorial disputes in the South China Sea involve both island and maritime claims among several sovereign states within the region, namely Brunei, the People’s Republic of China, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. A significant aspect of the territorial dispute in the South China Sea concerns China’s construction of (artificial) islands. The disputes in the South China focus on the question whether the (land reclamations on the) reefs in the South China Sea are islands or rocks or Low Tide Elevations.

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Syria Crisis: Humanitarian Law, Warfare, Refugees

The Syrian civil war is an ongoing multi-sided armed conflict in which international interventions have taken place. The war grew out of the unrest of the Arab Spring and escalated to armed conflict after Bashar al-Assad’s government violently repressed protests calling for his removal. Violence in Syria has escalated amid an absence of meaningful efforts to end the war. A confidential list of individuals and units are believed to be responsible for crimes against humanity, breaches of international humanitarian law and gross human rights violations.

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Peace Palace Library showcase

  • Thirlway, H., The Sources of International Law, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2019.

  • 529 C 17

  • Boelens, R., T. Perreault and J. Vos (eds.), Water Justice, Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, 2018.

  • 530 F 23

  • Kristensen, K.S. and J. Rahbek-Clemmensen, Greenland and the International Politics of a Changing Arctic: Postcolonial Paradiplomacy between High and Low Politics, Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY, Routledge, 2018.

  • 526 B 31

You can find the showcase in our Reading Room.