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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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  • Library User in the Spotlight : David Boers

    News and events - April 11, 2014

    The moment I entered the premises I was sold. It was on the brink of winter, but the gardens were still beautiful. The Library itself, the architecture, the natural flow of light, the tranquility were unlike anything I had ever experienced, and on top of that the library’s facilities and staff suited all my needs.

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  • Embassy Centennial Book Donation Project: Switzerland, Iraq and Latvia

    News and events - April 11, 2014

    Almost 8 months have passed since the Peace Palace Centenary on August 28th took place, but Embassy book donations continue to pour in. This month, the Embassies of Switzerland, Iraq and Latvia generously donated to our special book donation project and enriched our National Law Collection. Find out which publications are now part of the Library Collection.

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  • Women as Agents of Change in Peacebuilding Processes

    News and events - April 11, 2014

    The University of Peace, located in the Academy Building of the Peace Palace kicked off their new lecture series “Peace Building in Progress” on Friday March 7, 2014. In these lectures various speakers will have the opportunity to share their views on peace and peacebuilding policies. We were honoured to welcome an important and passionate speaker, Ms. Judy Cheng-Hopkins, who works as the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support for the United Nations. Moreover, she is a Member of the Council for the University for Peace in Costa Rica, which indicates her interest in the relevance of peace education.

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  • International Wildlife Law and the Problem of Illegal Trade

    International Wildlife Law and the Problem of Illegal Trade

    Library blog - April 7, 2014

    The hunt for endangered species and protected wildlife has been on the rise for the last decade and has recently become a global crisis. Many wildlife species are currently on the brink of extinction, especially on the African continent. In large part, this is mostly due to practices of illegal hunting and poaching for purposes of illegal wildlife trade. This blog will briefly discuss this issue as well as recent efforts of the international community to combat international wildlife trade.

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  • Caecilia van Peski

    Interview: Caecilia van Peski

    News and events - March 4, 2014

    Caecilia J. van Peski is a senior expert in the field of Democratization, Human Rights and Elections. She has served – in various capacities – in over thirty Election Observation Missions, both for the European Union, the Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) as well as from the context of international NGO’s. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Caecilia van Peski for a one-on-one interview.

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  • Embassy Centennial Book Donation Project: Thailand

    Embassy Centennial Book Donation Project: Argentina and Thailand

    News and events - March 4, 2014

    Our special Embassy Centennial Book Donation Project is still going strong! This month, the Embassies of Argentina and Thailand have generously donated many books to help us expand our National Law Collection. Find out what publications are now part of the Library Collection.

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Rosanne van Alebeek

    News and events - March 4, 2014

    It was the late Professor Kooijmans who first introduced me to the Peace Palace Library. He encouraged his students at Leiden University to make use of the unparalleled collection of international law materials gathered in this monumental library!

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  • Legal Database: CIAO

    Legal Database: CIAO

    News and events - March 4, 2014

    Database Ciao is a great source for theory and research in international affairs! This database provides full-text access to working papers, policy briefs, economic indicators, books and journal abstracts. Ciao covers a wide range of areas such as international law, diplomatic history, international relations, political science, history, economics, foreign policy, government, migration, political theory, public administration, religion, science, technology, business, treaties and agreements.

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