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  • Remembering President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

    Remembering President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

    Library blog - November 22, 2013

    On this day, exactly 50 years ago, the world was in shock by the assassination of American President John F. Kennedy. Today, as the United States pauses to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of its 35th President, we will take the opportunity to reflect on some of the most important political events and accomplishments that marked the foreign policy of his presidency.

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  • Embassy Centennial Book Project: Georgia, Korea, The Philippines, Rwanda, Guatemala and Peru

    News and events - November 15, 2013

    This month, the Embassy Book Donation Project has continued to receive generous donations from five Embassies, namely, the Embassy of Georgia, the Embassy of Korea, the Embassy of the Philippines, the Peruvian Embassy for the second time (!), the Embassy of Rwanda and the Embassy of Guatemala. Find out which publications are now part of our National Law Collection.

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  • Irawati Handayani

    Library User in the Spotlight: Irawati Handayani

    News and events - November 15, 2013

    ‘The Peace Palace Library is one of my favorite places on earth. Each time I travel abroad, I try to find spare time to visit and experience the library. This autumn was my second visit to the Peace Palace Library. Last year, I attended the Hague Academy ‘s Summer Course in Public International Law and to conduct short research in the library. This year, I had more time to conduct research for my thesis and truly speaking, I was amazed by the collection of books and journals on international law from many scholars and experts around the world’.

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  • Peace Palace Library Database: ChinaLawInfo!

    Legal Database: LawinfoChina!

    News and events - November 15, 2013

    The LawinfoChina online database offers the possibility to access materials in English for Chinese law. The content is available in Chinese as well. Among many features, this database allows you to search or browse the table of contents of 44 leading Chinese law journals and also official gazettes. Find out just how much more this database has to offer!

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  • Hague Academy’s A.A.A. visits Annual Meeting German National Group

    Hague Academy’s A.A.A. visits Annual Meeting German National Group

    News and events - November 15, 2013

    On October 18 and 19, the Association of Attendees and Alumni of the Hague Academy of International Law visited the Annual Meeting of the German National Group in Paris. The board of the German National Group invited the Association for a two days conference including their annual meeting at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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  • Peace One Day Concert: Interview Jude Law and Jeremy Gilley!

    Peace One Day Concert: Interview Jude Law and Jeremy Gilley!

    News and events - October 3, 2013

    On Saturday September 21, 2013, we ended the Peace Palace Centenary Celebrations with a spectacular Peace One Day concert. The initiator of this concert is British documentary filmmaker, actor and peace activist Jeremy Gilley, who heads a non-profit organization with the same name and who is the 2010 recipient of the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize. He hosted the concert together with fellow British actor and Peace One Day Ambassador Jude Law. During the press conference we got the chance to briefly interview them and talked about the importance of Peace One Day!

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Elena Gulyaeva

    Library User in the Spotlight: Elena Gulyaeva

    News and events - October 3, 2013

    It is a great honor and pleasure for me to introduce my first book to the Peace Palace Library. Only one year ago, I was awarded a scholarship to attend the the Summer Courses in Public International Law of the Hague Academy of International Law. I met many great people here and made lifelong friends. It made my visit all the more enjoyable. I once again wanted to repeat this experience and this year my dream came true. It was a great opportunity to come back for the International Private Law Session. The Summer Courses are designed to bring together young international lawyers of a high standard from all over the world. Attending the academic and social activities during the Summer Courses of International Law proved yet again to be a fruitful experience and friends I have made during this time, are the most valuable outcome of my life. Such an experience is likely to change their lives.

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  • Embassy Centennial Book Project: Canada, Nicaragua, Peru and the United Arab Emirates

    Embassy Centennial Book Project: Canada, Nicaragua, Peru and the United Arab Emirates

    News and events - October 3, 2013

    The Peace Palace Centenary celebrations may have come to an end on September 21, but it cannot be said about the Embassy Centennial Book Project. This book project is still in full gear. This month, we have received generous donations from the Embassies of Canada, Nicaragua, Peru and the United Arab Emirates. Find out which books are now part of our national law collection!

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  • Ingrid Rollema and the Creation of a Bertha von Suttner Bust with the help of an ICJ Judge

    Ingrid Rollema and the Creation of a Bertha von Suttner Bust with the Help of an ICJ Judge

    News and events - October 3, 2013

    When Ingrid Rollema, the artist of the Bertha von Suttner buste to the municipality of The Hague, first started her work process she approached former ICJ Judge Pieter Kooijmans for advice on the project. Together they not only discussed Bertha von Suttner but also spoke about international law and a virtual version of the ICJ. This month, she shares with us her thoughts about a very memorable conversation.

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  • Leymah Gbowee

    Interview: Ms Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

    News and events - August 30, 2013

    Ms Gbowee was invited to the Peace Palace to unveil the bust of Bertha von Suttner during the celebrations of the Centenary of the Peace Palace on August 28, 2013. The Austrian Baroness Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914) was the only woman to attend the 1899 Hague Peace Conference and was present at the opening of the Peace Palace. She also was the first woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905 and the first woman to be honored with a bust in the Peace Palace. The editors of the Peace Palace Library Newsletter took the opportunity of Ms Gbowee’ s presence to interview her.

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