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  • Raoul Wallenberg Commemoration Year 2012

    Peace Palace Library Lecture: The Legacy of Raoul Wallenberg

    News and events - November 2, 2012

    On Tuesday October 30th 2012, the Peace Palace Library together with the Embassies of Sweden, Israel, Hungary and the United States organized a Lecture on the occasion of 100 years since the birth of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. To commemorate the life and the deeds of Raoul Wallenberg during the Second World War, a tree planting ceremony was held in the garden of the Peace Palace where an oak tree was planted by the Ambassadors of Sweden, Israel, Hungary and the Chargé d’Affaires of the United States of America.

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  • Hanneke Eggels

    The Power of Poetry

    News and events - October 15, 2012

    On September 28, the world celebrated the United Nations Day of Peace with all sorts of festivities, including music, dance and poetry. In our series of interviews for our Newsletter we met with Hanneke Eggels, who expresses her concern for peace through another artistic manner, poetry.

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  • Library user in the spotlight: Dr. Sayed Zeidan

    News and events - October 15, 2012

    This study provides an analytical, practical and theoretical framework on State liability and responsibility for environmental damage caused by major nuclear accidents as a result of nuclear activities in accordance with the existing rules of international law. Despite the traditional rules of international liability focus on reparation of the incidence damage, this study concludes that the role of liability for environmental damage must be extended to prevent damage that might result from a nuclear activity as a hazardous activity before it happens. The regime of liability has two functions: a preventive function and a reparative function

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  • Osgoode Hall Law School - York University - Toronto - Canada

    IALL: Canada, the Cultural Mosaic and International Law

    News and events - October 15, 2012

    The International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) held its 31th Annual Course in Toronto, Canada from the September 30 until October 4, 2012. This year’s annual conference was organized by the Faculty of Law of the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. The theme of the Conference was “Canada, the Cultural Mosaic and International Law”. The cultural mosaic as a principle has found its way into legislation since the 1970s and the legendary Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau has greatly contributed to this development. In 1988 the ‘Canadian Multiculturalism Act’ was adopted in order to guarantee “the freedom of all members of Canadian society to preserve, enhance and share their cultural heritage”. This interest was reconfirmed in the 1992 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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  • Piet Sanders ca. 1940

    In Memoriam: Piet Sanders 1912-2012

    News and events - October 15, 2012

    On 27 September 2012 Professor Pieter Sanders passed away, one week after his 100th birthday, leaving a unique legacy in both international and Dutch arbitration law.

    Professor Sanders was perhaps best known to dispute resolution lawyers as one of the principal drafters of the 1958 New York Convention (on the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and arbitration agreements) and for his contributions to the drafting of the 1976 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and the 1986 Dutch arbitration legislation.

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  • The Netherlands Celebrates Prince’s Day (Prinsjesdag)

    News and events - September 18, 2012

    Every year, on the third Tuesday in September, The Netherlands celebrates Prince’s Day (Prinsjesdag). This day signals the start of the Dutch parliamentary year. Queen Beatrix, Head of State, delivers the “Speech from the Throne” ( De Troonrede) before a joint meeting of both chambers of parliament, members of the cabinet, the Council of State and other invited guests. The Speech sets out the main features of government policy for the coming parliamentary session

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  • Keina Yoshida in Voorburg, The Netherlands

    Peace Palace Library Interview: Keina Yoshida

    News and events - September 11, 2012

    Keina Yoshida is currently working as an intern at the ICC and is in the middle of writing a PhD at the London School of Economics (LSE). Her research focuses on the interaction & interrelation between International Criminal Justice and Cinema. Find out more about Keina and her Blog where the worlds of Law and Film collide.

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  • Groepsfoto Pelgrimage Hugo Grotius 28 augustus 2012

    Commemoration of Hugo Grotius: A pilgrimage to Delft

    News and events - September 11, 2012

    On the sunlit summer morning of Tuesday August 28th, a small group of people gathered in the New Church in Delft, which dominates the north-eastern side of the medieval marketplace, to visit the tomb of Hugo Grotius, known as the ‘Father of International Law’. On this day he died 367 years ago and to honor his legacy the Peace Palace Library organized a commemoration to celebrate his life and achievements.

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  • Visit Royal Netherlands Navy (picture taken by Jeroen Vervliet)

    Library users in the Spotlight: Centre for Studies participant Nasser Abdul

    News and events - September 11, 2012

    Summer has come to an end and so have the activities of The Hague Academy. Last Friday, the participants of the Centre for Studies and Research finished the first stage of their research for this year’s program on Criminal Acts at Sea. Nasser Adbul, a participant from Cameroon, has kindly sent us his thoughts on his stay in the Peace Palace Library and the city of The Hague. Here’s what he had to say.

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  • Professor Yanagihara in the Peace Palace Library

    Peace Palace Library Interview: Professor Masaharu Yanagihara

    News and events - July 26, 2012

    Professor Yanagihara is president of the Japanese Society of International Law and Professor of International Law at Kyushu University. He is currently lecturing at The Hague Academy of International Law on “The Significance of the History of the Law of Nations in Europe and Asia”. The auditorium is fully packed as students listen to his course on the history of reception of international law, with an emphasis on China, Korea and Japan.

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