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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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  • Embassy Centennial Book Project

    News and events - August 30, 2013

    This past month our Embassy Book Donation Project received a major boost as one Embassy after the other generously donated numerous publications to our National Law Collection. The first Embassy to enrich our collection in early July was Serbia. They were quickly followed by the Embassy of Belarus, the Embassy of Estonia, The Russian Embassy, the British Embassy, the Embassy of Ireland and at the end of August, we received many donations from the Embassy of the Czech Republic. Find out which publications are now part of our Collection!

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  • A Moment Back In Time: Video Footage of the Official Opening in 1913 and the Events of that Historical Day

    Library blog - August 30, 2013

    When the Peace Palace opened its doors on August 28, 1913, the openings ceremony was attended by approximately 500 guests from different corners of the world. Have you ever been curious to find out who was there that day, what they wore, what music was played during the ceremony? We will take a close look at the events on that historical day and share with you the amazing footage of some of the most prominent guests in attendance.

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  • ICTY Judge Alphons Orie

    Interview: ICTY Judge Alphons Orie

    News and events - July 25, 2013

    The editors of the Peace Palace Library Newsletter are very pleased to publish an interview with Judge Alphons Orie of the International Criminal Tribunal of the Former Yugoslavia. This year, the ICTY celebrates its 20th anniversary and for this reason, it might be interesting to learn first-hand from an ‘insider’ about the Tribunal’s achievements, its failures and its possible role and contribution to the development of international criminal law.

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  • Nino Rukhadze

    Library User in the Spotlight: Nino Rukhadze

    News and events - July 25, 2013

    Professor Levin Alexidze from Tbilisi State University, through Academy Student Ms Nino Rukhadze, generously donated the following publication to the Peace Palace Library: L. Alexidze, International Law and Georgia: from Antiquity to Present: History, Concepts, Tblisi, Tbilisi State University, 2012.

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  • H.E. Ambassador Leon Marc of the Republic of Slovenia

    Embassy Centennial Book Project: Slovenia

    News and events - July 25, 2013

    This month, the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in The Netherlands has participated in the Embassy Book Donation Project as part of our upcoming Centenary. The Slovenian Embassy, through H.E. Ambassador Leon Marc enriched our Library with publications from Slovenia’s foremost international lawyer at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century, Professor Leonid Pitamic.

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  • Jelena Obradovic

    Library User in the Spotlight: Jelena Obradovic

    News and events - July 23, 2013

    ’One of the highlights of my visit to the Hague for the Public International Law session of the Hague Academy of International Law was the Peace Palace Library. I was truly impressed by its collection of books and journals related to my areas of research – customary international law and law on maritime delimitation – and I consider it difficult to impress a holder of Cambridge LL.M. degree in international law. Staff are very kind and helpful, and the system for the borrowing of books works perfectly. I really hope that I will have the opportunity to visit this library again and do my PhD research here’.
    Library User in the Spotlight: Jelena Obradovic

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