When we first think about wars and armed conflicts, we very often think about battlefields, burned villages, wounded soldiers, air-bombs and tanks. We tend to forget that civilians, women and children in particular, are at the centre of warfare and frequently fall victim to sexual violence in staggering numbers. The international community and the UN Security Council have established that gender crimes are part of the most serious of international crimes and should therefore be of great concern to the international community as a whole. In spite of this, international crimes involving sexual violence continue to be one of the most difficult crimes to prosecute.
This blog will briefly discuss the international criminal prosecution of gender crimes by various international legal institutions.Read more
Peace Palace Library Lecture: Documentary Film ‘Justice for Sale ‘ on criminal Justice in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)News and events - July 3, 2012
On June 26 2012, The Peace Palace Library held a screening of the award-winning Documentary Film Justice For Sale about the criminal justice system in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by Dutch Documentary filmmakers Ilse & Femke van Velzen . The documentary was introduced by Dr. Janine Ubink, an expert on African legal issues […]Read more
On June 26 2012, The Peace Palace Library held a screening of the award-winning Documentary Film Justice For Sale about the criminal justice system in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by Dutch Documentary filmmakers Ilse & Femke van Velzen . The documentary was introduced by Dr. Janine Ubink, an expert on African legal issues from […]Read more
Monique Legerman : Registration and General Affairs Officer for the Academy: “It’s that time of the year again, the one which is most anticipated by the staff of the Hague Academy of International Law: the summer courses are about to start. The participants have been selected and the invited professors are putting the finishing touches on […]Read more
During the period leading up to the Summer Courses, the Peace Palace Library ensures that the necessary readings for the courses for each professor are made available through the website of Dokeos. Read More on the purpose of Dokeos and how to use it. Dokeos is an electronic learning environment where students can access the […]Read more
During our last Peace Palace Library Lecture, ‘Justice for Sale – Criminal Justice in the Democratic Republic of Congo’, Peace Palace Library Director Jeroen Vervliet presented Dr. Janine Ubink with the first edition of the book ‘The Genocide Convention – The Legacy of 60 years’, published by Brill Academic Publishers/Martinus Nijhoff. The Peace Palace Library […]Read more
The Peace Palace Library will present the award winning documentary film Justice For Sale by Ilse and Femke van Velzen about the failing criminal justice system in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Dr. Janine Ubink, senior lecturer at the Law Faculty of Leiden University will give an introduction. She is an expert on African law issues and has published extensively on subjects such as customary law, land rights and traditional legal practices.Read more
In the middle of the Indian Ocean, about halfway between India and Indonesia, some 500 km from the Maldives, lies a remote group of coralline islands called the Chagos Archipelago. This chain of islands consists of seven atolls comprising a total of sixty individual tropical islands. In 1814, the Chagos Islands officially became British territory and were administratively attached to Mauritius.Read more
For students who study international humanitarian law his book “Constraints on the waging of war : an introduction to international humanitarian law”, 4th ed. 2011, is obligatory reading. Professor Kalshoven who has been a familiar face in the Peace Palace Library since 1964, when he started his research for his thesis “Belligerent Reprisals”, kindly agreed […]Read more
Rosemary Grey, a Law student from the University of New South Wales in Australia, became a frequent visitor of the Library when she interned at The International Bar Association (IBA), one of the many organizations located inside the Peace Palace. She now works on finishing her master’s thesis titled ‘The prosecution of sexual and gender- […]Read more