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Research guide Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage distinguishes between tangible Cultural Heritage and intangible Cultural Heritage. Tangible Cultural Heritage can include archaeological sites, artifacts, monuments and culturally significant landscapes, whereas intangible Cultural Heritage can include language, oral histories, beliefs, ceremonies, customs, music, dance and other arts. The most important international organization in this field is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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Library blog Encyclopedia of Law and Religion Online (ELRO)

The Encyclopedia has been edited by Gerhard Robbers and W. Cole Durham. It covers various subjects. For example the relation between law and religion in its diverse aspects, freedom of religion or belief, the role of religion in society, interaction between law, religion and state, relations between religion and state institutions and legal aspects of religious traditions. This online encyclopedia provides an important foundational resource for study of these subjects.

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News and events Library Closed until February 9, 2021

Due to the confinement annoucement by the Dutch governement on January 12, 2021, the Peace Palace Library will be closed from December 15, 2020 until February 9, 2021.

All online resources will be available during confinement and our programs will run without interruption, with the exception of our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services.

If you need to contact the Services Desk or you would like to speak to a Librarian, please send an email to library@peacepalace.org. As soon as we are legally able, we will gradually reopen the Library.

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Stay healthy, stay safe, the PPL Staff

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Scheldt River: Controversy, Cooperation, International Law

Scheldt River: Controversy, Cooperation, International Law | Library Special

The Scheldt is a transboundary river which originates in France and runs through Belgium and The Netherlands. The Scheldt Estuary is shared between Belgium and the Netherlands. The Dutch section of the estuary is called the Western Scheldt, and is of vital importance as navigation channel to the port of Antwerp. Since the separation of Belgium from the Netherlands in 1839, the free navigation of the Scheldt and the maintenance and improvement of the navigation channel have been a bone of contention and legal controversy.

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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

  • 526 B 31

  • 533 A 10

  • 536 C 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.

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

  • 531 C 11

You can find the showcase in our Reading Room.