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Research guide Comparative Law

Comparative Law - Research Guide International Law

Comparative law is the study of the relationship between legal systems or between rules of more than one system, their differences and similarities. Comparative law plays an important role in a better understanding of foreign legal systems, different legal cultures. In this age of globalization and the complexity and intertwinement of international public and private law, it plays an increasing important role in international harmonization and unification of laws, thereby leading to more international cooperation and a better world order.

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Library blog Hide & Seek in the Art World

When we look at a piece of art, we enter the secret world of art. When we buy a piece of art, we enter the secret world of the art market. When anonymity in the art market is about protecting privacy, it’s a legitimate ground for secrecy. When secrecy paints a picture of a thinly regulated art trade where anonymity is used as playground to shield all kinds of doubtful behaviour and ownership, it is questionable. Law firms play a crucial role in this questionable secrecy in art market. Those law firms service their clients by incorporating and operating shell companies in ‘friendly’ jurisdictions and perform money laundering services as their core business. Law firms boost their client’s assets and inject them into the legal economy, through different money laundering schemes.

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News and events Sir Tim Barrow to hand-deliver article 50 letter to Donald Tusk

Sir Tim Barrow to hand-deliver article 50 letter to Donald Tusk

Head of UKRep to give document to European council president, signalling Britain’s intention to withdraw from EU.

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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: r.steenhard@ppl.nl

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Refugee Crisis in Europe

As migration and refugee movements to Europe have gained unprecedented momentum last year and continue to dominate the news, 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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Peace Palace Library showcase

  • 518 C 10

  • 515 C 26

  • S 2539 d.9

  • Andres Sáenz de Santa Maria, P. & R. Rodriguez Magdaleno, Derecho Internacional Público: Textos y Materiales, Cizur Menor (Navarra), Civitas/Thomson Reuters, 2016.

  • S 2635 d.10

  • 521 B 28

You can find the showcase in our Reading Room.