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  • Academy Students in the Spotlight

    News and events - March 3, 2019

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  • Book Donation from Pakistan

    News and events - February 6, 2019

    During the first week of the Winter Course, Academy student, Ms. Shahneela Tariq, donated a recent publication from Pakistan to the Peace Palace Library on behalf of the University of Lahore. The book is titled ‘The Blind Eye, U.S. Non-Proliferation Policy Towards Pakistan from Ford to Clinton’ by author Dr. Rabia Akhtar, a leading expert on security and strategy studies with a focus on nuclear politics. Challenging widely held notions, ‘The Blind Eye’ offers the first research-based critique on U.S. nonproliferation policy towards Pakistan from President Ford to President Clinton . Pak-U.S. relations have been and continue to be marred by various issues. One of the most contentious factors that strained ties between the two countries was Pakistan getting a nuclear deterrent for itself to achieve parity with India. Read the full abstract here.

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  • Academy Book Launch: The Case for an International Court of Civil Justice

    News and events - February 6, 2019

    During the first edition of the Winter Courses of The Hague Academy, a new book titled ‘The Case for an International Court of Civil Justice’ by Professor Maya Steinitz was presented to the students of the Academy. A few chapters of this book were included in the reading lists of Professor Catherine Kessedjian who was responsible for the General Course during the Winter Session. In this book, Professor Steinitz argues for the creation of an International Court of Civil Justice (ICCJ). In a world where victims of cross-border mass torts de facto lack a court to turn to in order to pursue legal action against multinational corporations responsible for disasters, atrocities, and other harms, Prof. Steinitz argues that this is the only way to provide a fair, legitimate, and efficient process for both victims and corporations.

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  • International Courts and the African Woman Judge

    News and events - February 6, 2019

    In 2018, the African Foundation of International Law organized a book launch for the publication ‘International Courts and the African Woman Judge ; Unveiled Naratives. After the opening remarks by Deputy – Registrar of the ICJ, Mr. Jean-Pelé Fomété, Dr Josephine Jarpa Dawuni, one of the editors, presented her book. She explained that the book narrates the lives and achievements of seven African female judges who currently sit on international courts and tribunals. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion with ICJ Judge Julia Sebutinde and Judge Liesbeth Lijnzaad of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and former ICTY prosecutor, Daniela Kravetz. Judge Sebutinde and Judge Lijnzaad spoke on the subject of gender and international courts as well as shared their personal experiences with the members of the audience. Daniela Kravetz, former ICTY Prosecutor, talked about the Gqual campaign and their strategies to promote gender parity in international legal organs.

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  • Access and Opportunity for All: How Libraries contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda

    Library blog - January 24, 2019

    Access and Opportunity for All: How Libraries contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda

    Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    To realise access to information fully, everyone needs both access and skills to use information effectively as outlined in the ‘Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development’. Libraries have the skills and resources to help governments, institutions and individuals communicate, organise, structure and use information effectively for development.

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Abdullahi Abdulrahman Abdalla

    News and events - December 20, 2018

    My first visit to the Peace Palace Library was on a gray morning in mid-April 2017. Since I then just moved to The Hague, I was looking forward to visit the Peace Palace Library and to see what it had to offer.I work as lecturer at Erasmus University School of Law where I teach and coordinate a course on European criminal and migration law. My visits to the Peace Palace Library are usually to look for new materials or to work on the modules and lectures for my course. What I appreciate about the Peace Palace Library is that it allows its visitors to access the Library’s extensive catalogues and collection. This offers me the opportunity to not only find and work with the classics within my field of law, but also with its most recent publications.

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  • Interview: Mr. Rudi Vranckx, Laureate Carnegie-Wateler Peace Prize 2018

    News and events - December 20, 2018

    This Fall, the Dutch Carnegie Foundation awarded Belgian war correspondent Rudi Vranckx the Carnegie-Wateler Peace Prize. Mr. Vranckx was commended by the board of the Carnegie Foundation for his outstanding courage and exceptional commitment to reporting from the most dangereous conflict zones around the world. Before the award ceremony took place in the Great Hall of Justice in the Peace Palace, we had the opportunity to briefly interview Mr. Vranckx about his work and his views on one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time.

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  • Book Donation from Brazil – The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    News and events - December 20, 2018

    This month we would like to mention another Book Donation from Brazil, this time by Mr. Wiliander França Salomão who donated four books to the Peace Palace Library. Mr. Salomão is a professor and lawyer with expertise about the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts and the United Arab Emirates. Mr. Salomão has written eight books about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, both in Portuguese as well as in English. At the moment, Mr. Salomão is preparing his upcoming book about the United Arab Emirates for next year. Mr. Salomão obtained his PhD and Master in International Law at the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-MG) in Brazil. He is a professor of Public International Law and Human Rights at the University of Itauna, in Brazil. Mr. Salomão also attended the Summer Course of the Hague Academy of International Law in July 2016 (Public Law) where he also particpated in the Academy’s Model United Nations regarding the topic ‘Keep space for peace’. In addition, Mr. Salomão was a participant in the United Nations Module for Africa and the Middle East in Tunisia in July 2017 and attended the International Security Course at Clingendael Institute in The Hague in November 2017. Read the abstract of his publications here:

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  • Book Donation from The Philippines

    News and events - December 20, 2018

    Recently, we received a generous book donation from Mr. J. Eduardo Malaya from The Philippines. Mr. Malaya is Assistant Secretary for Treaties and Legal Affairs (Legal Adviser) at the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs. A career member the Foreign Service for over 30 years, he served as Ambassador of the Philippines to Malaysia from September 2011 to March 2017. When asked what it means to him to have his books in the collection of the Library he replied: ‘As the resource library of the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Peace Palace Library is the preeminent repository of the world’s accumulated legal knowledge, and thus it serves not only the two international legal institutions but also the world’s international law community. It is therefore an honor to make contributions of Philippine legal and diplomatic materials to the Peace Palace Library collections’

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  • Professor Koskenniemi: International Law and the Far Right

    News and events - December 10, 2018

    Earlier this month, Professor Martti Koskenniemi gave a riveting Lecture on the topic of International Law and the Far Right. The event was part of the Annual Lecture Series by the T.M.C. Asser Institute. In his speech, Prof. Koskenniemi argued that the far right as a movement should be taken more seriously by international lawyers. In this regard, we need to make a clear distinction between two aspects of this movement. First, a legitimate protest against issues that international lawyers need to understand better than we do today and secondly, the manipulation by the far right of these legitimate feelings.

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