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Research guide Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Law is a patchwork area of intersecting multilateral and bilateral agreements and their resulting harmonization of national laws. It has become an increasingly important and frequently litigated area, particularly in the patent, copyright, and trademark areas. In addition, in the past few decades, there have been louder calls for the protection of domain names, databases, software, and traditional knowledge.

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Library blog Robots and Rights

Recently, an intelligent and human looking robot named Sophia made global headlines when Saudi Arabia granted the humanoid robot Saudi citizenship. According to the headlines, Saudi Arabia became the first country to grant a robot citizenship. The news caused quite a stir – the female looking robot was not wearing a hijab, she was not accompanied by a male guardian and the robot was awarded citizenship, which made it look like a humanoid intelligent robot was given more rights than women and migrants living in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is known for its restrictive policy concerning women’s rights and Saudi women have only recenly been given the right to drive a car. Perhaps it is a bit premature to give an AI humanoid robots like Sophia citizenship rights. Was it a publicity stunt? Yes.

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News and events Vacature

Voor de Bibliotheek van het Vredespaleis zoekt de Carnegie-Stichting per direct een

Juridisch-Wetenschappelijk Bibliotheekmedewerker (36 uur, tijdelijk/tot einde 2018)

De Carnegie-Stichting is de eigenaar van het Vredespaleis in Den Haag, het icoon van Vrede door Recht(spraak). In het Vredespaleis zijn het Internationaal Gerechtshof van de Verenigde Naties en het Permanent Hof van Arbitrage gevestigd, alsmede de Haagse Academie voor Internationaal Recht.

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Kosovo Specialist Chambers & Specialist Prosecutor’s Office

The ‘Kosovo Specialist Chambers & Specialist Prosecutor’s Office’ are tasked with the prosecution of individuals for crimes against humanity, war crimes and other crimes under Kosovo law which occurred between 1 January 1998 and 31 December 2000 in Kosovo.

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Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914)

Bertha Sophia Felicita von Suttner was a 19th century author and peace activist from Austria. Her most famous work, the anti-war novel titled ‘Die Waffen Nieder’ (Lay Down Your Arms), became an international bestseller and was published in all the major world languages of the time. Upon the success of her novel, Bertha von Suttner quickly rose to prominence within the international peace movement that was gaining ground in Europe and in the United States of America. She founded the Austrian Peace Society, contributed to the establishment of many other pacifist organizations throughout Europe and founded a peace journal, Die Waffen Nieder, which was later succeeded by the journal Die Friedens-Warte.

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Peace Palace Library showcase

  • Barnard, C. and Peers, S. (eds.), European Union Law, Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford University Press, 2017.
    Barnard, C. and Peers, S. (eds.), European Union Law, Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford University Press, 2017.

    Barnard, C. and Peers, S. (eds.), European Union Law, Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford University Press, 2017.

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

  • Macalister-Smith, P. and J. Schwietzke, Diplomatic Conferences and Congresses: A Bibliographical Compendium of State Practice 1642 to 1919, Graz-Feldkirch, Wolfgang Neugebauer, 2017.

  • S 2539 d.9

  • S 2644 d.55

  • 523 F 22

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