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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Database Dalloz

    News and events - February 17, 2017

    Dallow is a French legal database containing legal journals, legislation, legal commentaries and case law. The legal fields that are included in our subscription are: French civil law, criminal law, administrative law, business law, labor law, real estate as well as European – and International Law. The Encyclopédie Juridique Dalloz contains twelve Répertoires. The encyclopedias are frequently used by practitioners and scholars. They are of a high scholarly quality in that all the articles have been written by renowned judges, scholars, or practitioners.

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  • Interview Professor Yves Daudet

    Library blog - February 16, 2017

    Professor Daudet officially retired as Secretary-General of The Hague Academy of International Law. A special farewell ceremony and reception were held in his honor during which the new Secretary- General, Professor Jean- Marc Thouvenin was formally introduced. Mr Daudet graciously agreed to be interviewed. Find out more how he looks back on his time at the Academy, his many highlights and accomplishments and how he will continue to stay involved in the future of the Academy.

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  • The ‘US Travel Ban’ from an International Law Perspective

    Library blog - February 9, 2017

    On January 27th, 2017, American President Donald Trump signed ‘Executive Order 13769’ titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorists Entry into the United States’. The purpose of this order is to place a limit on the number of refugees to be admitted into the United States in 2017. The order suspends the entry of foreign nationals from seven Muslim majority nations namely, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for a period of 90 days after which an updated list will be put in place. The order also indefinitely suspends nationals from Syria. This blog will briefly highlight the international legal implications.

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  • Interview Sigrid Kaag

    Library blog - December 9, 2016

    This month, we have the honor of interviewing Ms. Sigrid Kaag, a top Dutch diplomat who currently serves as a United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL). Last month, the Dutch Carnegie Foundation awarded Sigrid Kaag the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize. Before the ceremony took place, we took the opportunity to interview Ms. Kaag to discuss her work at the UN, in particular, the succesful UN-OPCW joint mission Ms. Kaag led to eliminate the chemical weapons programme in Syria. We also discussed the role of international law in her daily work at the UN. Here’s what she had to say.

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