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Research guide Islamic Law

Islamic Law - Research Guide International Law

Shari’a or the sacred law of Islam is the will of God revealed to the prophet Muhammad and eventually taken down in the text of the Quran. The Quran together with the Sunna, the normative precedents of the prophet and his followers, written down in the form of Traditions (hadith), form the two main sources of the Shari’a. The legal scholars of the science of Shari’a (fiqh) developed methodologies and constructed an elaborate legal system, discussing cases and exercising legal reasoning on the basis of consensus (ijma’) and on analogy (qiyas). The Shari’a prescribes in detail how a Muslim must behave in all aspects of life, that is, in the religious, moral and legal sphere and represents an eternally valid ideal to which society must aspire.

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Library blog What are Peace Museums? Lecture by Joyce Apsel

What are Peace Museums? How are they distinct from War Museums? Is there overlap?

Location: Peace Palace Library. Date: 2 March 2018. Time: 16:45 – 18:00 (CET)

Dr Joyce Apsel is Professor of Liberal Studies and lectures on International Human Rights, Human Rights & the Environment, Global Violence at New York University. She is also President of the Institute for the Study of Genocide. In her talk Joyce Apsel will provide images from a range of peace museums and discuss the images, narratives and education which promote cultures of peace.

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News and events Vacature Medewerker Digitale Bibliotheek

De Bibliotheek van het Vredespaleis is per direct op zoek naar een: Medewerker Digitale Bibliotheek. Aanstelling: om te beginnen voor 1 jaar. Reacties vóór 5 maart 2018.

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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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The Martens Clause

Friedrich Fromhold Martens was a diplomat and jurist in service of the Russian Empire who made important contributions to the science of international law. He represented Russia at the Hague Peace Conference of 1899, during which he drafted the so-called The Martens Clause, and helped to settle the first cases of international arbitration. We have created a Library special on this topic in order to provide you easy access to our collection.

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Peace Palace Library showcase

  • 523 F 34

  • S 2568 d.22

  • Grieco, J., et al., Introduction to International Relations : Enduring Questions and Contemporary Perspectives, London, Palgrave, 2015
    Grieco, J., et al., Introduction to International Relations : Enduring Questions and Contemporary Perspectives, London, Palgrave, 2015

    Grieco, J. (et al.), Introduction to International Relations: Enduring Questions and Contemporary Perspectives, London, Palgrave, 2015

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

  • S 2635 d.11

  • Encyclopedia of Private International Law, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar Publishing, 4 vols., 2017.

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