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Research guide International Family Law

International Family Law - Research Guide International Law

International Family Law describes all family law matters with an international element. People are residing internationally and experiencing international relationships more frequently. The closest link to determine which national family law rules are applicable to specific family matters is the residence (domicilie) of the parties concerned. Family matters include marriage, divorce, maintenance obligations, spouses, inter-country adoption, lineage, inheritance etc.

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Library blog Centre 2019: Extraterritoriality (Insights)

Guestblog by Philipp Ullmer

This blogpost entails a short insight on the topic of extraterritoriality, which I was working on during the last six months as an intern at the Peace Palace Library. My tasks were mainly related to finding relevant titles for the bibliography that serves the Centre for Studies and Research as part of The Hague Academy of International Law.

So, from where do we start?
To grasp the concept of extraterritoriality, one must understand its underlying jurisdictional principles. For the purpose of this blog, I would like to focus on the territoriality principle, under which a state has jurisdiction over acts or omissions committed within its territory.

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News and events Book Launch: T.M.C. Asser (1838-1913) : “in Quest of Liberty, Justice, and Peace” / by Arthur Eyffinger

During the 79th Session of the Institut de Droit international, held at the Peace Palace in the Hague from 26th August – 31st August, the author Arthur Eyffinger launched his book in a Joint panel of the Institute of International and the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law (evening 29th August 2019):

The Life and Work of Tobias Asser: what are their echoes in the 21st century?

This publication presents a comprehensive review of the life and intellectual legacy of the Dutch Nobel Peace laureate and father of the Hague tradition of international law. It is the first research study based on a wealth of recently disclosed private and family files, and deepens and modifies all earlier evaluations.

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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 this Research guide on Andrew Carnegie in order to provide you easy access to our collection.

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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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Peace Palace Library showcase

  • 526 B 31

  • Gozzi, G., Rights and Civilizations: A History and Philosophy of International Law, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2019.

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

  • 529 C 17

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

  • 534 C 2

You can find the showcase in our Reading Room.