RSS

  • 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:

    Read more
  • 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….

    Read more
  • 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.

    Read more
  • 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.

    Read more
  • 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.

    Read more
  • 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.

    Read more
  • Book Launch ‘The Art of Making Peace’

    News and events - April 12, 2017

    On Monday, March 20, the Peace Palace Library and the Carnegie Foundation organized the first book launch of this year. ‘ The Art of Making Peace; Lessons learned from the Peace Treaties’ holds special meaning to us as it is a reflection of an international conference that took place during the Peace Palace Centenary in 2013. The volume offers critical reflections by the leading experts of this conference on important peace agreements such as the Treaty of Versailles of 1919, the mother of all peace treaties, as well as some more recent examples such as the Dayton Peace Agreement and the Sudan Agreement. In addition, the situations which arose in relation to the wars between Iran and Iraq and between Kuwait and Iraq are also discussed.

    Read more
  • Shabtai Rosenne Memorial Lecture

    News and events - March 13, 2017

    On Monday March 20, the Peace Palace Library, the Embassy of Israel in The Hague, Brill-Nijhoff Publishers together with the Rosenne family, are pleased to invite you to the sixth Shabtai Rosenne Memorial Lecture : ‘Negotiating, Drafting, Implementing and Interpreting Peace Agreements’. This year, the Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Tal Becker, legal adviser at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Discussants are: H.E. Judge Julia Sebutinde (ICJ), H.E. Ambassador Andreas Mavroyiannis, Negotiator of the Greek-Cypriotcommunity in the inter-communal talks on the Cyprus problem and Professor Malcolm N. Shaw QC, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge. To attend this event, please register in advance before March 15 via rosenne2017@gmail.com.

    Read more
  • Syria War Crimes Database

    News and events - March 10, 2017

    The Dutch foreign minister paid tribute on Thursday to activists who risk their lives in Syria to gather evidence of atrocities, saying it should be used to prosecute those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Minister was speaking at a meeting of experts who are discussing progress in setting up an independent database to store and analyze evidence of war crimes in Syria’s civil war.

    Read more
  • Mare Liberum in Suriname

    News and events - February 17, 2017

    Last month, The Peace Palace Library donated a copy of Mare Liberum to the Anton de Kom University in Suriname. The book was donated on the first day the Anton de Kom University opened its new law faculty.

    Read more