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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 The Effectiveness of Sanctions and Iran’s Nuclear Program

With Iran and the United States seemingly on the brink of war, it would be justified to examine both country’s viewpoints and intentions to gain a greater understanding of this international relations dilemma. While the Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif affirms that his country would never pursue a nuclear weapon since Islam prevents the country in doing so, many in Washington are not convinced. US President Donald Trump remains certain that Iran’s nuclear program represents a threat to international security and peace, with his administration opting to impose sanctions this past year. However, with all of the controversy surrounding this international situation an important question should be asked: Are sanctions an effective tool in order to make Iran comply with the demands of the international community?

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News and events Stacks Access and Retrieval Restricted

Dear Library user,

Stacks acces and retrieval will be restricted for the coming period due to construction works on the concrete floors. Please, be aware that for several parts of the collection no requests can be handled for some time. We will keep you up-to-date on these construction works. We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience.

Kind regards, the Peace Palace Library Staff

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Brexit

brexit

The British newspaper The Guardian calls the Brexit-referendum the ‘biggest political decision of the century’. British voters: ‘Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?’ On 29 March 2019 — the first date of ‘Brexit’ — the British Parliament (House of Commons) has shown many ‘NO’ ‘s to the Withdrawal Agreement Theresa May had negotiated with the European Union. This library special provides background information about (the) Brexit (process).

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Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914)

Bertha von Suttner was a 19th century author, peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate from Austria. Her most famous work, the anti-war novel titled ‘Die Waffen Nieder’, became an international bestseller. Upon the success of her novel, Von Suttner quickly rose to prominence within the international peace movement that was gaining ground in Europe and in the United States of America. She also played a significant role in helping the Peace Palace come in to existence.

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Peace Palace Library showcase

  • 536 C 23

  • May, L. (ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of the Just War, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018.

  • 526 B 31

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

  • 531 C 11

  • 534 C 27

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