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Research guide Territory

The question of Territory has always been central to the international legal system. It constitutes the core of the definition of the State, and as such it is tied to the issue of jurisdiction and the extent of the power exercisable by the State. It is also central to the organisation of the international order, for a State-based world community requires rules by which to determine how Territory may be allocated to States and the sanctions that may be applied for violation of territorial integrity.

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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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Refugee Crisis in Europe

As migration and refugee movements to Europe have gained unprecedented momentum last year and continue to dominate the news, we have created a Library Special on this topic in order to provide you easy access to our collection: a selective bibliography, newsletters, books, articles and online resources.

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The Hague Academy Summer Courses 2019

We welcome all students of the The Hague Academy of International Law’s summer courses, 8 July-16 August 2019. 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 summer courses, so stay tuned!

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Peace Palace Library showcase

  • 534 C 2

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

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

  • 531 C 11

  • 530 F 23

  • 534 C 27

You can find the showcase in our Reading Room.