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  • Book Donation: Embassy of Peru

    News and events - November 27, 2020

    Last month, the librarians were pleasantly surprised when the Embassy of Peru in The Hague donated two journals, namely Revista Peruana de Derecho Internacional to the Library. Even though this is an open access journal, the printed version from 1941 – 2019 is available in the library collection as well.
    The Peruvian Journal of International Law is the dissemination body of the Peruvian Society of International Law which, since its creation in 1941, aims to provide a multidisciplinary contribution on the main aspects of international reality. Original contributions to the world of law, political science, international relations, economics, history and other branches of knowledge from an international perspective are included in this journal.
    In the interest of promoting greater global knowledge, the RPDI provides free and open access to its content, since knowledge must be available to everyone, in Peru and the rest of the world.
    The editorial team consists of many eminent scholars such as professor Tulio Treves, professor Alain Pellet, professor Patrícia Galvão Teles, professor Jean-Marc Thouvenin and professor Marcelo Kohen among many others.
    The Peace Palace Library would like to express its gratitude to the Peruvian Embassy in The Hague for their generous donation and support which helps us create a resource-rich library.

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  • Open Access Long Read November 2020

    News and events - November 27, 2020

    On 25 February 2019, the International Court of Justice (ICJ or the Court) issued its advisory opinion on legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965.

    The request for the advisory opinion was made by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) through its Resolution 71/292. The Resolution adopted on 22 June 2017 with 94 votes in favor, 15 against and 65 abstantions. The Court held unanimously that it has jurisdiction to give the advisory opinion as requested and by 13 votes to one decided that the detachment of the Chagos Archipelago immediately before the final stage of decolonization was wrongful thus violating international law and specifically the right to self-determination.

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  • Library Visitor in the Spotlight : Daphne Engel

    News and events - November 27, 2020

    I find the location to be stimulating; the atmosphere is majestical, it is peaceful and I get the sense that I am surrounded by a hard-working ethic flowing in from the courts. The facilities offered in the library are sublime as I can read and borrow works ranging from World Bank policies to land ownership rights. I am able to drink my daily dose of tremendous coffee’s, have conversations with lovely staff-members, and catch some fresh air in the forests right outside. Another bonus for me is the old-fashioned librarian vibe I get from the library’s decor. So, I am quite grateful for Carnegie’s legacy – making from the Peace Palace Library a public good – of which I can take full advantage of by working from the Library Reading Room.

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  • Editorial Notes – November 2020

    News and events - November 27, 2020

    Editorial Notes – November 2020
    It’s been a little over a week since we came out of the second lockdown this year, but the Peace Palace Library is still going strong!

    During the second lockdown, the librarians worked from home answering questions from our patrons and assisting the Permanent Court (PCA) and International Court of Justice (ICJ) with their requests. The moment we returned to the office, we started our preparations for the Winter Courses of The Hague Academy that will commence on January 11, 2021. This time all Academy Sessions will take place online and the Library is working hard on adjusting our services.

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  • Interview President Kosovo Specialist Chambers : Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova

    Library blog - November 4, 2020

    Performing duties in the field of international criminal justice requires expertise in criminal law, procedure, humanitarian law and human rights as well as a profound knowledge of evidence law. Thus, efforts to master all these closely related areas should be an important and daily part of the professional development of everyone dedicated to international criminal justice. However, to provide you with a more precise answer, apart from my knowledge on international law related areas, evidence law is of particular interest to me.

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  • Book Donation: Embassy of Chile

    News and events - October 30, 2020

    The Peace Palace Library is pleased to announce that the Embassy of Chile in The Hague has donated 8 books to our collection.

    This generous donation consists of Spanish language books as well as journals and includes publications from the Organization of American States and recent yearbooks from the Hispano-Luso-American Institute of International Law. Also included are two editions of the Colombian Yearbook of International Law.

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  • Open Access Long Read – “Notorious RBG”: A conversation with United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    News and events - October 30, 2020

    This week, our open access long read is on the late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who passed away last month. This article from the ‘International Journal of Constitutional Law’ by author Ruth Rubio-Marín features an interview with the late American Justice which took place in 2016 and was pulished a year later.

    The interview took place in the framework of the European University Institute’s annual Ursula Hirschmann Lecture, a space dedicated to stimulate research and thinking which links ideas about Europe and the study of gender. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg engaged in a conversation that tackled her whole persona, without making rigid divides between the professional and the personal. Deep legal analysis, personal anecdotes, and invaluable advice for future researchers and lawyers intertwine in the interview, which sheds light on important dimensions of equality law.

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  • Editorial Notes – October 2020

    News and events - October 30, 2020

    Dear Readers, Autumn greetings from The Hague! This month we have lots of news to bring you as many exciting things have been happening in recent weeks. This past weekend, the Peace Palace was illuminated in ‘UN blue’ on Saturday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the UN.  The Carnegie Foundation and the International Court […]

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  • Editorial Notes September 2020

    News and events - September 25, 2020

    Summer season has officially come to an end in The Hague. Usually September is a time for us to reflect and evaluate our work for the Hague Academy’s Summer Courses. The cancellation of this year’s Summer Courses and Covid -19 have resulted in very drastic changes in a time period that had become very familiar to us over the years.

    We were therefore very fortunate to be able to still contribute to the Academy’s first online Centre program on International Law and Epidemics for which we have created a special bibliography.

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  • Open Access Journal : The Journal of Human Trafficking, Enslavement and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

    News and events - September 25, 2020

    This Special Issue on the nexus between conflict-related sexual violence and human trafficking for sexual exploitation in conflict is now published and freely available online!

    In the past years, the UN Secretary-General has continuously stressed the urgency of addressing the nexus between human trafficking and conflict-related sexual violence. Although both crimes are most of the times looked upon separately, there are many similarities to be found.

    One can think of the sexual nature that can be found in both crimes, the taboos and stigmas surrounding both crimes, the difficulty in defining the crimes, the focus on law enforcement (prosecution) rather than on prevention, prosecutorial challenges (e.g. protection, secondary victimization, reliance on victims’ testimonies), lack of comprehensibly understanding victims’ rights and needs, misconceptions about perpetrators and victims, and the fluidity of victim- and perpetrator roles, the consequences of both crimes (e.g. trauma, children born as a result), the causes and purposes of the crimes, to name a few. In addition, how does human trafficking and conflict-related sexual violence compare with the crime of enslavement? Again, there are significant overlaps, although the crimes do not seem to fully coincide.

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