This past month our Embassy Book Donation Project received a major boost as one Embassy after the other generously donated numerous publications to our National Law Collection. The first Embassy to enrich our collection in early July was Serbia. They were   quickly followed by the Embassy of Belarus, the Embassy of Estonia, The Russian Embassy, the British Embassy, the Embassy of Ireland and at the end of August, we received many donations from the Embassy of the Czech Republic. Find out which publications are now part of our Collection! 

Embassy of the Republic of SerbiaThe Embassy of Serbia, through Mr. Sasa Obradovic , donated the following publications to our Library Collection:

  • Preobražaji ideje prava : jedan vek pravne filozofije na Pravnom fakultetu u Beogradu (1841-1941), Basta D.N, Beograd : Pravni fakultet Univerziteta u Beogradu, 2012
  • Ugovorno pravo : međunarodno javno pravo, Bartoš, M., Beograd : Pravni fakultet Univerziteta u Beogradu, 2012
  • Sistem filozofije prava : I. filozofija II. filozofija prava  by Radomir D. Lukić, Beograd : Pravni fakultet Univerziteta u Beogradu, 2012
  • Dobra uprava, Denković, D.D. and R. Marković, Beograd : Pravni fakultet Univerziteta u Beogradu, 2010


Belarus EmbassyOn August 1, 2013, We welcomed H.E. Ambassador Elena Gritsenko from the Embassy of Belarus and counselor Mr. Andrei Luchenok. They generously donated a hard copy of the 2006 Constitution of Belarus in Belarusian as well as in English and four publications of the bulletin of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Belarus from 2011 and 2012.

  • The Constitution of the Rebuplic of Belarus, 2006 



Embassy of EstoniaOn August 6, we welcomed the Embassy of Estonia in the Library. Mr. Agro Kangro Counsellor in charge of political, economic and consular affairs arranged to donate to our Library the following eight publications:

Tallinn manual on the international law applicable to cyber warfare : prepared by the International Group of Experts at the Invitation of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence,  Schmitt M.N., Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013

We also received four journals from the Acta Societatis Martensis / Martensi Selts  (Martens Society) from 2005 until 2010. In addition, we received three more books, namely the Baltic yearbook of International Law (2012), Regime Change: from the democratic peace theories to Forcible Regime Change by Rein Müllerson and Illegal Annexation and State Continuity: The Case of the Incorporation of the Baltic States by the USSR by Lauri Mälksoo.


 Russia EmbassyOn August 23, we welcomed Ms Sofia Sarenkova, Legal Adviser from the Embassy of Russia. She was accompanied by two colleagues Mr Alexander Fedorinov, First Secretary of the Embassy, and Ms. Elena Perekotiy, Attache of the Embassy. The Russian Embassy donated 11 publications to our collection.

They include among others: Essays on philosophy  of international  law by  Professor S.Chernichenko,State Sovereignty in International Law by Professor A.Moiseev,  Peaceful stellement on international disputes: contemporary issues by A.Abashidze, A.Solntsev, Law of International Organisations, a Course book edited by professors I.Blischenko and A.Abashidze, Regional systems of Human Rights Protection by Professor . A.Abashidze and Case study on International Environmental Law by A.Solntsev.

Justice in the Modern World edited by Professor V.M.Lebedev and Member of the Russian Academy of Science T.Y.Khabrieva, collective monographs Legal Mechanisms of the Implementation of the Anti-Corruption Conventions edited by O.I.Tiunov and Corruption: Nature, Types, Counteraction edited by T.Y.Khabrieva, a collection of scientific articles APEC Summit: Legal Mechanisms of Regional Integration as well as the Russian Yearbook of International Law 2013.

For more news & pictures about the Book Donation by the Russian Embassy, please click here.  


Irish Embassy Book DonationOn August 27, The Library welcomed H.E. Mary Whelan, Ambassador of the Ireland and legal attaché Mr. Eoghan McSwiney.

With regards to the publications, the Embassy of Ireland gratefully acknowledges the kind contribution of the Irish law publisher Round Hall, a part of Thompson Reuters, to this donation. The Library received the following titles:

Civil Procedure in the Superior Court, Hilary Delany and Declan McGrath, Ireland: Round Hall: Thomson Reuters, 3 edition, 2012

  • Law of torts, McMahon, B. and W. Binchy, Bloomsbury, 2013, 4th edition
  • Child Law, Shannon, G., Round Hall  - Dublin: Thomson Reuters/Round Hall, 2010, 2nd edition
  • The Law of the Sea; The law of the Irish delegation at the Third UN Conference, Hayes., M.
  • Administrative law in Ireland, Morgan D.G. and G.Hogan, Round Hall: Thomson Reuters 2010


UK Embassy - Oliver HealdOn August 28, the British Delegation to the Centenary Ceremony, headed by Solicitor General Oliver Heald QC MP   handed over the following publications to our Library:

  • The Scottish Legal System by R.M. White,
  • The Law in Northern Ireland by B. Dickson,
  • Walker & Walker's English legal system by R. Ward & A.hktar
  • The Rule of Law by T. Bingham, British overseas territories law by S. Dickson. 





Czech RepublicOn August 29, we welcomed Mr. Martin Brož, Legal Adviser of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in the Reading Room. He arranged 14 publications to be donated to our Library. The titles of the books include:

Czech Yearbook of Public and Private International Law, 2 volumes (2011 + 2012)
Czech Yearbook of International Law, 2 volumes (2012 + 2013)
Czech and Central European Yearbook of Arbitration, 2 volumes (2012 + 2013).
Czech (and partially Slovak) language books:Mezinárodní ochrana lidských práv - studie z mezinárodního práva (International protection of Human Rights - A Study in International Law),
Ochrana mezinárodních investic v kontextu obecného mezinárodního práva (Protection of International Investments in the International Law context - A Study in International Law),
Nové trendy odpovědnosti a řešení sporů v mezinárodním právu (New trends of Responsibility and Disputes Solution in International Law - A Study in International Law), Proměny mezinárodního práva a jeho nauky (Metamorphoses of International Law and its Jurisprudence - A Study in International Law), Pojem a teorie lidských práv (Concept and Theory of Human Rights - A Study in Human Rights Law),
Odpovědnost státu za legislativní újmu (Responsibility of a State for a Legislative Damage - partially in German language),
Konkurující jurisdikce mezinárodních rozhodovacích orgánů (Concurrent Jurisdiction of International Tribunals - A Study in International Law),
Vybrané problémy sjednávání a provádění mezinárodních smluv  (Selected Problems of Conclusion and Effectuation of International Treaties - A Study in Czech Constitutional Law).

 The Peace Palace Library would like to express its deep gratitude and appreciation to the Embassies of Serbia, Belarus, Estonia, Russia, Great-Britain, Ireland and the Embassy of the Czech Republic  in response to their recent book donations to our special book project as part of our centennial celebrations

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