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  • Remembering Felix Moscheles (1833-1917)

    Library blog - January 16, 2018

    On December 22, the Peace Palace Library, the International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) and the Bertha von Suttner Peace Institute organized a commemorative meeting to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Felix Stone Moscheles. Moscheles was a 19th century peace activist and painter. He was one of the best-known pacifists of his time, a familiar face in the International Peace Movement and a close friend of Bertha von Suttner, the first female recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He participated in the Hague Peace Conferences and was a staunch supporter of international arbitration. This blog will briefly discuss his life and will mainly focus on his peace activities.

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Nathália Brandão

    News and events - December 20, 2017

    Welcome to Den Haag, an international city where peace and democracy are cardinal virtues! Sunday morning and I was right there: at the entrance, just waiting for the course on the fundamentals of European Union Law. In spite of being pervaded by both enthusiasm and anxiety, the iconic Peace Palace building and its glorious garden engaged me with anticipation of the things to come. I glimpsed a path that would lead me to an intellectual journey shrouded by a serene atmosphere.

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Marta Manzoni

    News and events - December 20, 2017

    Since the first time I entered the Peace Palace Library I feel grateful for having the opportunity of engaging in research for my master thesis in such an inspiring environment. The enormous and invaluable collection of the library is a fascinating territory to be explored for students keen on international law, with great passion for books, as I am.

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  • SURVEY: Peace Palace Library

    News and events - August 30, 2017

    The Peace Palace 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 . Please use the ‘Other…’ option to express your specific wishes if you have any! Thanks in advance for your support and cooperation.

    Best regards, Peace Palace Library Staff

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  • Just Peace Festival in the Peace Palace Library: In the Footsteps of …

    News and events - August 30, 2017

    From 21 to 24 September, The Hague will be completely swept away by the Just Peace Festival. Througout the city, a wealth of activities will take place to celebrate the U.N.-declared International Day of Peace. During the Festival, you can choose to take part in a number of activities such as running events, debates, concerts, tours and (photo) exhibitions. On Sunday September 24, the Peace Palace Library, alongside many other international institutions, will hold an Open Door Event to allow the public to catch a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes of our organization. In the process, you will meet four historical figures who have provided an important contribution to the Library and international law. Our activities are suited for both young and old. To participate, we kindly request you to register in advance.

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  • Interview: A Historical Look at Latin-American Contributions in the Early Years of the Hague Academy

    News and events - August 30, 2017

    This Summer we had the pleasure of meeting mr. Walter Arevalo from Bogotá, Colombia. Walter attended The Hague Academy in 2016 and came back this summer to conduct research for his PhD thesis at the Peace Palace Library. We learned that the Academy not only made a lasting impression on Walter, but it also inspired him to publish an academic article on the early history of the Academy. Together with Professor Ricardo Abello, he decided to research the contributions of Latin America to international law through the lens of the Summer Courses in the early years of the Hague Academy. Few scholars have written about the history of the Academy, in particular former students, so we had to take the opportunity to interview Mr. Arevalo and Professor Abello about their interesting findings.

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  • Academy Students in the Spotlight: Private International Law

    News and events - August 30, 2017

    We’re nearing the end of August which means the Private Law Course has ended and the busy days in the Peace Palace are officially over. Fortunately, we heard from four students who have looked back at their time at the Academy and decided to share with us their thoughs on what turns out to have been a valuable experience. Here is what they have to say.

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  • AAA Transitions into the Secretariat of The Hague Academy

    News and events - August 30, 2017

    Last month, the former board of the Association of Attendees and Alumni of The Hague Academy of International Law (AAA) together with the Secretariat of the Hague Academy hosted a farewell reception to mark the transition of the AAA to the Secreatriat of the Academy. The AAA was founded in 1923, the same year in which the first Summer Courses of the Academy took place. It’s aim was to maintain intellectual and friendly relations between the attendees and the alumni of the The Hague Academy and to develop and encourage an international spirit. To this end, the AAA organizes cultural and social events and activities during the Summer Programs of the Academy. After almost a 100 years of working side by side , it was time for a change. In december the curatorium felt that the Academy was in need of an actual Alumni Office and decided to merge the two institutions. The reception to mark this transition was a good moment to reflect on the illustrious history of the AAA. Speeches were given by Professor Thouvenin, Secretary – General of the Hague Academy and Mr. Maurice Kamga, Secretary-General of the AAA. Delegation members of the National Group of the AAA in Germany even traveled to The Hague to attend this special event.

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  • Academy Students In The Spotlight

    News and events - August 4, 2017

    It’s the middle of Summer and the Academy is in full swing again! Last week, the Public Law Session came to a close, but before saying goodbye to this wonderful group of people from all over the world, we were fortunate to meet a couple of students who were eager to share with us their thoughts and experiences at the Academy. Here is what they had to say:

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  • Monique’s Final Thoughts

    News and events - August 4, 2017

    Last Monday, it was time to say our final goodbye to our beloved colleague, Ms. Monique Legerman. Monique has worked at the Academy since 2010 and successfully contributed to the most important projects in recent years, such as the Advanced Course on International Criminal Law and the External Programme of the Academy that will commence in 2019. Throughout her time in the Peace Palace, Monique helped to create a pleasant work environment and she is held in high regard by all her colleagues. It’s therefore with mixed feelings that we say goodbye to her; a feeling of sadness to see her go and yet happiness to see her embark on the next stage in her career at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. We will miss her dearly and wish her the best of luck in all future endeavors. Here are Monique’s final thoughts on her time at the Academy….

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