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  • Silenced Women- Gender Crimes

    The International Criminal Prosecution Of Gender Crimes

    Library blog - July 23, 2012

    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.

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  • 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 […]

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  • Peace Palace Library Lecture Series: Documentary Film ‘Justice For Sale’

    News and events - June 28, 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 from […]

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  • Peace Palace Library Neighbours: Meet the Three Ladies of The Hague Academy of International Law

    News and events - June 28, 2012

    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 […]

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  • Dokeos: Your Electronic Learning Environment during The Hague Academy’s Summer Sessions 2012

    News and events - June 28, 2012

    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 […]

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  • The Genocide Convention - The Legacy of 60 Years aan Dr. Janine Ubink

    The Genocide Convention – The Legacy of 60 Years

    News and events - June 28, 2012

    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 […]

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  • Peace Palace Library Lecture on Tuesday 26th of June 2012 in the Academy Building at 17.30 hrs

    News and events - June 8, 2012

    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.

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  • The Fight for the Chagos Islands

    Library blog - May 25, 2012

    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.

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  • Frits Kalshoven

    Interview with: Holland’s most famous International Humanitarian Law Professor Frits Kalshoven

    News and events - May 14, 2012

    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 […]

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  • Rosemary Grey

    Library Users in the Spotlight: Rosemary Grey

    News and events - May 14, 2012

    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- […]

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