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  • Just Peace Festival in the Peace Palace Library: In the Footsteps of …

    News and events - August 30, 2017

    From 21 to 24 September, The Hague will be completely swept away by the Just Peace Festival. Througout the city, a wealth of activities will take place to celebrate the U.N.-declared International Day of Peace. During the Festival, you can choose to take part in a number of activities such as running events, debates, concerts, tours and (photo) exhibitions. On Sunday September 24, the Peace Palace Library, alongside many other international institutions, will hold an Open Door Event to allow the public to catch a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes of our organization. In the process, you will meet four historical figures who have provided an important contribution to the Library and international law. Our activities are suited for both young and old. To participate, we kindly request you to register in advance.

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  • Interview: A Historical Look at Latin-American Contributions in the Early Years of the Hague Academy

    News and events - August 30, 2017

    This Summer we had the pleasure of meeting mr. Walter Arevalo from Bogotá, Colombia. Walter attended The Hague Academy in 2016 and came back this summer to conduct research for his PhD thesis at the Peace Palace Library. We learned that the Academy not only made a lasting impression on Walter, but it also inspired him to publish an academic article on the early history of the Academy. Together with Professor Ricardo Abello, he decided to research the contributions of Latin America to international law through the lens of the Summer Courses in the early years of the Hague Academy. Few scholars have written about the history of the Academy, in particular former students, so we had to take the opportunity to interview Mr. Arevalo and Professor Abello about their interesting findings.

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  • Academy Students in the Spotlight: Private International Law

    News and events - August 30, 2017

    We’re nearing the end of August which means the Private Law Course has ended and the busy days in the Peace Palace are officially over. Fortunately, we heard from four students who have looked back at their time at the Academy and decided to share with us their thoughs on what turns out to have been a valuable experience. Here is what they have to say.

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  • AAA Transitions into the Secretariat of The Hague Academy

    News and events - August 30, 2017

    Last month, the former board of the Association of Attendees and Alumni of The Hague Academy of International Law (AAA) together with the Secretariat of the Hague Academy hosted a farewell reception to mark the transition of the AAA to the Secreatriat of the Academy. The AAA was founded in 1923, the same year in which the first Summer Courses of the Academy took place. It’s aim was to maintain intellectual and friendly relations between the attendees and the alumni of the The Hague Academy and to develop and encourage an international spirit. To this end, the AAA organizes cultural and social events and activities during the Summer Programs of the Academy. After almost a 100 years of working side by side , it was time for a change. In december the curatorium felt that the Academy was in need of an actual Alumni Office and decided to merge the two institutions. The reception to mark this transition was a good moment to reflect on the illustrious history of the AAA. Speeches were given by Professor Thouvenin, Secretary – General of the Hague Academy and Mr. Maurice Kamga, Secretary-General of the AAA. Delegation members of the National Group of the AAA in Germany even traveled to The Hague to attend this special event.

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  • Academy Students In The Spotlight

    News and events - August 4, 2017

    It’s the middle of Summer and the Academy is in full swing again! Last week, the Public Law Session came to a close, but before saying goodbye to this wonderful group of people from all over the world, we were fortunate to meet a couple of students who were eager to share with us their thoughts and experiences at the Academy. Here is what they had to say:

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  • Monique’s Final Thoughts

    News and events - August 4, 2017

    Last Monday, it was time to say our final goodbye to our beloved colleague, Ms. Monique Legerman. Monique has worked at the Academy since 2010 and successfully contributed to the most important projects in recent years, such as the Advanced Course on International Criminal Law and the External Programme of the Academy that will commence in 2019. Throughout her time in the Peace Palace, Monique helped to create a pleasant work environment and she is held in high regard by all her colleagues. It’s therefore with mixed feelings that we say goodbye to her; a feeling of sadness to see her go and yet happiness to see her embark on the next stage in her career at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. We will miss her dearly and wish her the best of luck in all future endeavors. Here are Monique’s final thoughts on her time at the Academy….

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Vladimir Erokhin

    News and events - May 30, 2017

    For me as for a third year LLB program student, the Peace Palace Library is indeed one of those places that are poetically called “temples of knowledge” – the place where you come to learn something new, to master your knowledge, to extend your future professional horizon. Even before I came to the Netherlands, the Peace Palace Library had become a sound argument in favor of choosing the Hague as a place to start my legal studies.

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  • Library Lecture – ‘Landmark US Federal Climate Lawsuit – From a Legal and Socio-Political Perspective’.

    Library blog - May 11, 2017

    The Peace Palace Library has the pleasure to announce the third HELF Lecture, titled ‘Landmark US Federal Climate Lawsuit – From a Legal and Socio-Political Perspective’. On Tuesday May 16, 2017, the third Hague Environmental Law Facility (HELF) Lecture will take place in the Academy Building of the Peace Palace. The HELF Lecture, a joint effort of four organizations in The Hague, will bring attention to a pending case between American Youth Groups and the Federal Government of the United States. The complaint of the American Youth Groups, age 9 to 20, asserts that through the US Governments’ affirmative actions in causing climate change, it has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty and property, as well as failed to protect essential public trust resources.

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Maria Clara Ayres Hernandes

    News and events - April 12, 2017

    I am currently pursuing my bachelor in International and European Law at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. I come often to the library to study for my courses. Its extensive catalogue has also been extremely useful when researching on international commercial arbitration for the Willem C. Vis Arbitration Moot. I also make use of its materials to research potential debate topics for The Hague Debate Tournament, a competition organized at The Hague University to promote debate on topics of international law and policy. In addition to the impressive amount of resources, the library’s surroundings are certainly inspirational.

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  • Rosenne’s Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920 -2015 (5th Edition)

    News and events - April 12, 2017

    The annual Shabtai Rosenne Memorial Lecture was the perfect opportunity to release the 5th edition of the Rosenne’s Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. During the Memorial Lecture, the first copies of the 4 volume edition were presented to the President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) H.E. Judge Ronny Abraham by Professor Malcolm N. Shaw QC. Professor Shabtai Rosenne (1917-2010) was a distinguished professor of international law, a lawyer, diplomat and teacher. He was the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Hague Prize for International Law in 2004. Each year, a memorial lecture is organized to honor the late Professor Rosenne for his contribution to the theory and practice to International Law.

    The popularity of his monumental and definitive works established Shabtai Rosenne as the undisputed expert on the International Court of Justice’s law and practice of his time. Irrefutably the leading work on the Court, previous editions of Rosenne’s Law and Practice of the International Court have influenced generations of legal scholars, practitioners, judges, and students alike. The Fifth Edition, by Malcolm N. Shaw, combines his expertise as both an academic and practitioner to bring this monumental resource up-to-date while retaining Rosenne’s distinctive voice, erudition, and rigorous objectives.

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