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
A selection of new acquisitions on display in our Reading Room.Read more
On March 27 2012, documentary filmmakers, Ilse and Femke van Velzen, showed their latest documentary about the Criminal Justice system in the Congo titled Justice for Sale at the Movies that Matter film festival in The Hague. The film documents the prosecution of a suspect accused of rape and the struggle of his lawyer for a Fair Trial and Due Process of Law in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DCR).Read more
On Monday March 26 2012, The Peace Palace Library, together with the embassy of Israel in The Hague, invited Judge Gabriel Bach, a Prosecutor in the Trial of Adolf Eichmann to the Peace Palace to give a Lecture to share his memories of what could be considered the most famous trial of the 20th century. Judge Bach spoke to an audience of over 200 people and some were able to ask questions during and after the Q & A session.Read more
The Peace Palace Library, in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel, organizes a lecture by Judge Gabriel Bach, Former Vice-President of the Israeli Supreme Court, about “50 Years since the Eichmann trial-Memories“.Read more
The Peace Palace Library has received the Persian translation of Hugo Grotius’ famous book:
“Mare liberum” : Dary¯ai ¯az¯ad = Mare liberum (The Free Sea), from chapter 12 of De Indis (De jure praedae commentarius) / H¯ug¯u Gr¯usy¯us ; transl. [from the Persian] by Hossein Piran and published in 2011 by the Sharh-e-Danesh Insitute of Law Research and Study in Tehran.
Mr Piran who is Senior Legal Advisor at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague, and a longtime client of the Peace Palace Library, kindly donated this book to the library.Read more
Dr. Ruth Bettina Birn is a historian. Between 1991 and 2005, Dr. Birn was chief historian of the war crimes and crimes against humanity division in the Canadian Justice department. Dr. Birn carried out extensive research on the trial of Adolf Eichmann. Her research mainly focussed on the use of evidence and the historical background of the trial. When asked how she feels about the Peace Palace Library Dr Birn stated that ” Moving to The Hague in 2005, I discovered the Peace Palace Library. Its world-class collection nourishes me daily and expands my knowledge of transitional justice. A new home away from home. ”Read more