Library User in the Spotlight: Elodie Vanneste

“The Peace Palace looks like a fairy tale castle!”

Elodie Vanneste first visited the Peace Palace Library one year ago when she had an appointment with the Library Director Jeroen Vervliet. For two months she was an intern at the Peace Palace Library and worked on a bibliography for the Centre for Studies and Research 2014 about: "The Rights of Women and the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination". She worked together with Elvira Cameron who works for the Peace Palace Library as a legal reference librarian. When Elodie first entered the premises of the Peace Palace she felt like having entered a ‘fairy tale castle’ so she was very impressed by our modern library.

Elodie is currently doing her master European and international law at the University of Lille II. She is living in Warwick (in England), because her master studies takes place in three different countries. In between her studies she regularly visits the Peace Palace Library to do research for her essays and her master thesis. Her master thesis is about a subject in the field of comparative criminal law. Elodie really appreciates the help of our assistant reading room and service desk, Niels van Tol, when it comes to finding the best sources for her research. She thinks the staff of the Peace Palace Library holds great knowledge in the field of international law.

Elodie will soon come back to the Peace Palace to work as a summer assistant to The Hague Academy of International Law. She is really looking forward to stay the whole summer in the Netherlands. Finally she was asked about her plans for the future on which she responded (quote): “You never know where you end up in Public International Law”. After the summer Elodie will continue studying or look for a long-term internship in her field of interest. But she will definitely come back to visit the Peace Palace Library because of the wonderful multilingual resources the library consists of.

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