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Guide de recherche Deuxième guerre mondiale

World War II - Research Guide International Law

La Deuxième guerre mondiale est le conflit mondial qui a duré de 1939 à 1945 et qui a impliqué la plupart des pays du monde – y compris toutes les grandes puissance – qui ont formé deux alliances militaires opposés, les alliés et l’axe. Il s’agit du conflit le plus étendu de l’histoire, avec plus […]

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Blog bibliothèque Looted Ethiopian Treasure

On April 13, it was the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Maqdala between the British empire and the Abyssinian empire, in modern day Ethiopia. The battle of 1868, which basically started as an expedition to free British hostages taken by the Abyssinian emperor, resulted in a decisive victory for the British and the suicide of the Abyssinian emperor Tewodros. In the aftermath, the British troops plundered the empire and loaded 15 elephants and almost 200 mules with their spoils. The Victoria and Albert Museum now hosts a special display with a number of the artifacts. This exposition raises the issue of the restitution of the looted artifacts to Ethiopia.

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Nouvelles et événements Ballet de la Paix (1668)

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South China Sea Territorial Disputes

China claims most of the South China Sea, through which more than $5 trillion of world trade passes every year. Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and Taiwan have rival claims. In addition to substantial natural resources, the South China Sea is of paramount strategic significance to the Asian security paradigm and to global stability. We have created a Library Special on this topic in order to provide you easy access to our collection: a selective bibliography, newsletters, books, articles and online resources.

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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

  • READ HUM 060 507

  • 529 G 18

  • 534 C 27

  • 529 C 17

  • 534 C 2

  • 526 B 31

You can find the showcase in our Reading Room.