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  • Bertha von Suttner

    Bertha von Suttner: First Woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 1905

    Library blog - July 5, 2013

    On August 28, we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Peace Palace. In the context of our anniversary, it is time to reflect and salute those who, a hundred years ago, worked tirelessly to help the Peace Palace come into existence. One of these people is author and peace activist Bertha von Suttner. Does her name ring any bells? If it doesn’t than this is the right moment to learn about the remarkable life of a women who played a special role in the history of the Peace Palace and who went on to become the first women in history to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 1905.

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  • The Ladies of The Hague Academy of International Law

    News and events - July 5, 2013

    After what seemed to be a never ending winter, it looks like Summer has finally arrived! For the next two months, this means that life in the Peace Palace will revolve around the Summer Courses of The Hague Academy of International Law. On Monday July 8th, 336 students from all over the world will arrive […]

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  • Jacobine Wieringa

    Library User in the Spotlight: Jacobine Wieringa

    News and events - July 5, 2013

    After studying Art History,  I was introduced to the Peace Palace through my sister who worked here as a tour guide for several years and at the end of 2006. I came to work here for the Carnegie Foundation. As a staff member of the Carnegie Foundation, I am occupied with different activities to do […]

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  • Ambassade Malta- Book Donation

    Embassy Centennial Book Project

    News and events - July 5, 2013

    To expand the Peace Palace Library’s National Law Collection, the Carnegie Foundation for the Centenary of the Peace Palace started the Embassy Book Donation Project in which Embassies in The Hague are requested to donate law books regarding their national laws & legislation. The Embassies of Ecuador and Malta were the first ones willing to participate. Find out more what publications on Ecuadorian and Maltese law are now part of our collection.

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  • Ingrid Rollema and the Buste of Bertha von Suttner

    Digital Unveiling of Bertha von Suttner’s Bust

    Peace Palace Centenary - June 26, 2013

    On the June 21, 2013, we celebrated the 99th anniversary of Bertha von Suttner’s death. As part of our Centennial celebrations we are honored to begin the first of several posts comprising a ‘digital unveiling’ of the beautiful bust of Bertha von Suttner lovingly sculpted by Ingrid Rollema.
    Digital Unveiling of Bertha von Suttner's Bust

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  • Francois Roux - Head of Defence Special Tribunal for Lebanon

    Interview: François Roux, Head of Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and Former Lawyer at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal

    News and events - May 3, 2013

    This month we interview François Roux, a distinguished lawyer from France, who is currently Head of Defence Office of the Special Tribunal of Lebanon (STL). Prior to joining the STL, Mr. Roux worked as a defence lawyer at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia where he participated in a documentary titled ‘The Khmer Rouge and the Man of Non-Violence’. In his work, Mr. Roux is influenced by the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi who was also a lawyer. After watching the documentary at the Movies that Matter Film Festival, we became curious to find out more about his work, experience and views on international criminal law.

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  • Alex Alsemgeest

    Library User in the Spotlight: Alex Alsemgeest

    News and events - May 3, 2013

    Alex Alsemgeest is a book scientist at Naturalis Biodiversity Center, specialized in books from the early modern period. He got his formal training at the Short Title Catalogue Netherlands (STCN) project of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, and previously catalogued the Grotius collection of the Peace Palace Library.

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  • ICJ Judge Donoghue wirh Christina Moreno and Anastasia Telesetsky at the first POL Event - University of Idaho

    ‘Piece of the Palace’: a Special Project aimed at Making International Audiences Part of the Centennial Celebrations

    News and events - May 3, 2013

    This summer the Peace Palace will celebrate its Centenary on August 28. The upcoming celebrations will be centered around the The Hague area and will therefore not include the international community outside of The Netherlands. The Piece of the Palace is a special project that enables people from all around the world to participate in the Peace Palace Centenary and to learn more about the history of the Peace Palace as well as International Law. The Project was first launched on April 10, 2013 at the University of Idaho in the United States of America where Judge Donoghue of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) lectured and spoke about the importance of this historic moment.

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  • Russian Vase Peace Palace

    Centenary Poetry Series: Masseurs of Peace

    News and events - May 3, 2013

    This month we present another peace poem titled ‘Masseurs of Peace’ from our Centenary poetry series by Ms. Hanneke Eggels.

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  • Kimberly Bautista

    Interview: Kimberly Bautista on ‘Justice for my Sister’, a Documentary Film on Sexual Violence Against Women in Guatamala

    News and events - April 5, 2013

    During this year’s ‘Movies that Matter Film Festival’ the Peace Palace Library had the opportunity to interview the Award Winning documentary filmmaker Kimberly Bautista. Her film ‘Justice for my Sister’ deals with sexual violence against women in Guatamala and focusses in particular on the issue of Femicide (the killings of women) and the ongoing struggle women face in the Guatamalan criminal justice system that is plagued by impunity and mistrust of law enforcement officials.

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