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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 Acquiring the Site of the Peace Palace, the Hustle and Bustle

On July 30, we marked the 110 anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone ceremony in the Peace Palace. Since the first foundation stone of the Peace Palace was laid 110 years ago, the Peace Palace has become an icon of peace and justice for the city of The Hague. However, acquiring the building location for the Peace Palace at the border of Scheveningen, on the estate Zorgvliet, was not that simple. Here is the fascinating story.

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News and events Survey

The library always strives to improve the quality of its collection and services. In order to do this as quickly and appropriately as possible, it is important to know which points will benefit from any improvements. For this reason, we kindly request your participation in this survey. We would greatly appreciate you taking a few minutes of your time by filling in this survey.
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The Hague Academy Summer Courses 2017

We welcome all students of the The Hague Academy of International Law’s summer courses, first period 10 July – 28 July (Public International Law) and second period 31 July -18 August (Private International Law). The coming six weeks, the library will serve as the Academy’s ‘home library’, providing the students with access to all books, articles, essays and documentation on international law available in either paper or electronic format. In this Library special, we present you all relevant information. Our July and August Newsletters will be entirely devoted to the coming summer courses, so stay tuned!

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Syria Crisis: Humanitarian Law, Warfare, Refugees

The Syrian civil war is an ongoing multi-sided armed conflict in Syria in which international interventions have taken place. The war grew out of the unrest of the 2011 Arab Spring and escalated to armed conflict after President Bashar al-Assad’s government violently repressed protests calling for his removal. Violence in Syria has escalated amid an absence of meaningful efforts to end the war. A confidential list of individuals and units are believed to be responsible for crimes against humanity, breaches of international humanitarian law and gross human rights violations. We have created a Library Special on the Syrian civil war in order to provide you easy access to our collection. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask the librarian:

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Peace Palace Library showcase

  • Strand, M., The passing-on problem in EU law damages and restitution, Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA ; Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017.

  • S 2010 d.219

  • 515 C 26

  • S 2539 d.9

  • 517 C 26

  • S 2644 d.55

You can find the showcase in our Reading Room.