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  • Announcement: The Peace Palace Walking Tour

    Library blog - August 10, 2014

    On Tuesday August 12, the Library will organize a guided walking tour through the International Peace & Justice zone surrounding the Peace Palace. On our way, we will pass six locations that are strongly connected to the history of the Peace Palace. By taking the Peace Palace Walking Tour you will get an understanding of how The Hague became known as the city of peace and justice and the significant role the Peace Palace played in making this happen.

    Attendance is free, but participants are required to sign-up by sending an e-mail to info@peacepalacelibrary.nl.
    Please come and join us!!

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  • Announcement: The Peace Palace Walking Tour

    Library blog - August 10, 2014

    The walking tour on Tuesday August 12 will start at 16.00 hrs. We will assemble in front of the Peace Palace. The tour will last approximately 1,5 hours and will end at the OPCW. From there it is a 1 km walk or 2 minute tram ride back to the Peace Palace. The tour will be in English. Attendance is free, but participants are required to sign-up by sending an e-mail to

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  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    News and events - August 9, 2014

    The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection. It was first pronounced by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 1994, marking the day of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, in 1982. In 2004 the assembly proclaimed the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People (2005-2014). The focus of this year’s International Day is “Bridging the gap: implementing the rights of indigenous peoples”.

    The theme aims to highlight the importance of implementing the rights of indigenous peoples through policies and programs at both the national and international level working together towards this common goal with Governments, the United Nations system, indigenous peoples and other stakeholders.

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  • Elisabeth Schuit - Haagse Academie voor Internationaal Recht (26-06-2014)

    Ladies of the Hague Academy of International Law

    News and events - June 27, 2014

    Next Monday, the Peace Palace will welcome around 300 students from all over the world who will attend this year’s Summer Sessions of The Hague Academy of International Law. For many students, it will be their first time in The Hague and finding your way around the city can quite a challenge. Fortunately, there will be four lovely ladies to give out a helping hand when you need one. Find out who they are and what they have to say.

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Taritha Sari

    Library User in the Spotlight: Taritha Sari

    News and events - June 27, 2014

    For a long time, reading and writing have always been my passion. I always feel comfortable to be surrounded by books and I could spend hours in bookstores and libraries. My three essential travel companions are a pen, a journal and a book/novel. Furthermore, I always feel attached to every library I visit and the Peace Palace library has left a great impression on me.

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  • Legal Database: CAIRN

    Legal Database: CAIRN

    News and events - May 21, 2014

    CAIRN provides a multi-disciplinary collection of French as well as Belgian language periodicals in the social sciences and humanities. The collection is currently comprised of over 150 titles from more than 40 publishers, teaching institutions and learned societies. The primary subject areas covered by the collection are law, history, psychology, economics, political science and sociology.

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  • UPEACE The Hague Lecture Series 'Peacebuilding in Progress'

    UPEACE The Hague Lecture Series ‘Peacebuilding in Progress’

    News and events - May 21, 2014

    Lecture nr. 2: Prof. Jan Pronk, Chair in the Theory and Practice of International Development at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, will deliver a speech on ‘Conflict Prevention and Fragile States’, Boots, Brains, Hearts and Minds: Lessons from Experience. Tuesday 27 May 2014, 17.00-19.00 hrs. By invitation only.

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  • Library User in the Spotlight : Wim Muller

    Library User in the Spotlight : Wim Muller

    News and events - May 21, 2014

    As a native of The Hague, I frequently joke to people that I must be the only international lawyer who is constantly trying to escape from The Hague rather than come here. I grew up in this city and eventually chose a career in public international law, at least in part because I wanted to see the world. Whenever I return home now on family visits, my home town also provides me with a professional home: the Peace Palace Library.

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  • A Colleague´s Retirement: A Tribute to Hans Verstraate

    A Colleague´s Retirement: A Tribute to Hans Verstraate

    News and events - May 21, 2014

    Next month, Hans Verstraate will retire from his job as a Cataloguing-Librarian in the Peace Palace Library. For more than 14 years, Hans has catalogued thousands of books, journals, articles and documents. His keen eye for detail and love for books made him extraordinarily well suited for this work. Hans has been a warm and sympathetic colleague, whose output is legendary and he will be sorely missed. We wish him many happy years to come, devoting his time to gardening and singing in his beloved choirs.

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  • Interview: A Mother and a Daughter in the Peace Palace Library

    News and events - April 11, 2014

    Lisa Tabassi, a former research assistant of the Iran-US Claims Tribunal, and her daughter Tara Tabassi have been frequent visitors of the Peace Palace Library for more than 30 years. This month, mother and daughter describe their experiences and discuss their special connection to the library. Find out how the Peace Palace Library became a real familiy affair for Lisa and Tara Tabassi.

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