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Research guide Private International Law

Private International Law - Research Guide International Law

Private International Law governs the choice of law to apply when there are conflicts in the domestic law of different countries related to private transactions. In the United States, Canada, and Great Britain it is also known as conflict of laws. Private International Law deals with a variety of topics, such as international commercial law, international contracts, torts (lex loci delicti), international law of persons, international family law, child adoption and abduction, recognition of judgments, real property (lex rei sitae) and intellectual property.

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Library blog Natural Disasters and International Law

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Natural disasters like the hurricanes Irma and Jose took a deadly path through the Caribbean and Florida, causing widespread destruction. Over the last decade, major natural disasters, including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 hurricane Katrina, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, have focused world attention on the importance of having adequate national legal frameworks in place for disaster prevention and response. Legislation plays a crucial role in promoting and supporting disaster risk reduction as well as in guaranteeing the speed and effectiveness of disaster response. This blog explains in short the role and importance of international disaster response law.

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News and events The Hague International Open Day 2017

The Hague will celebrate the U.N.-declared International Day of Peace together with you with a wealth of activities, during the Just Peace Festival. During the The Hague International Open Day on Sunday the 24th of September, you can pay a visit to the Peace Palace, the ICC, OPCW, etc.: international organisations, that work tirelessly to secure a safer and better world.
The Hague International Open Day 2017

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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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Brexit

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The British newspaper The Guardian calls the referendum on June 23 the ‘biggest political decision of the century’. British voters should answer the question: ‘Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?’ We have created a Library Special on this topic in order to provide you easy access to our collection: a selective bibliography, newsitems, books, articles and online resources.

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Peace Palace Library showcase

  • 523 F 13

  • S 1957 d.94

  • 522 F 36

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

  • 516 G 33

  • Deyra, M., Droit international public, 5e édition, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Gualino, Lextenso éditions, 2018.

You can find the showcase in our Reading Room.