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  • Interview: Alexia Solomou

    Library blog - October 13, 2016

    The best part of working in the Library is meeting community members who are working on interesting and important projects in international law. It gets even better when they’re willing to share their stories with our readers. This month, we are delighted to introduce you to Alexia Solomou, Associate Legal Officer at the International Court of Justice. Ms. Solomou is from Cyprus and has recently succeeded in setting up a Cypriot Branch of the International Law Association. She shares with us her experience of working at the ICJ and offers us great insight in what it takes to set up an ILA branch.

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  • Peace Philanthropy Learning Event

    News and events - October 13, 2016

    How can philanthropists effectively support systemic change that leads to peace and justice for all? The Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy and the Carnegie Foundation are together organizing a participatory learning event on the contribution of philanthropy to preventing, mitigating and resolving conflict, and to building stable, resilient and peaceful societies. The learning event marks the 100-year anniversary of the Dutch banker Johan G.D. Wateler’s bequeathing of his estate to establish the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize awarded by the Dutch Carnegie Foundation. The 2016 award ceremony will take place after the learning event.

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  • Database SSC Online

    News and events - October 13, 2016

    SSC online is a legal database containing an enormous collection of legal materials from India as well as from other overseas countries. SCC Online extensively covers cases of the Indian Supreme Court (1969 onwards), Privy Council (1872-1949), all Indian High Courts, Central statues, Rules Regulations, statute law huge number of scholarly articles and Secondary Legal Materials such as all twelve volumes of Constituent Assembly Debates, reports of the law commission of India. In addition to an extensive database of Indian case law, SCC Online also offers International materials, including law decisions & judgments of Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Bangladesh, South Africa & West Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Botswana, United Kingdom, Supreme Court judgments of United States & Canada, judgments of WIPO (Domain Name Decisions) from 2002 onwards, Tribunals, International law and Human Rights Treaties and Conventions. This database is published by the publisher of renowned law report Supreme Court Cases (SCC) which is today the most relied upon law report for judgment of the Supreme Court of India.

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  • New Publication about the Peace Palace

    News and events - October 13, 2016

    The Peace Palace Library has published a new audience booklet. Through accessible written texts and beautiful images the new publication gives a brief overview of the history of the Peace Palace and the institutions housed in it. The publication provides information about the history of the palace and the institutions and the way they contribute with their work to a peaceful world. Besides, with the use of overview photos, the booklet gives an impression of the imposing entrance hall and the key areas such as the Great and Small Hall of Justice, the corridors and the Japanese Room, each time with a brief description of the artwork that decorates the room. The heart of the book consists of all the presents given by the different states to the Peace Palace.

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  • Just Peace Festival: Open Doors Day 2016

    News and events - October 13, 2016

    On September 25, the Peace Palace Library took part in the festivities of the Just Peace Festival by organizing the Open Doors Day. The Library and the Carnegie Foundation have been actively involved since 2014 when the Just Peace Festival first took place to celebrate the UN Day of Peace. During the Peace Weekend, the Peace Palace was the setting for numerous activities ranging from musical concerts, film screenings, scavenger hunts, interactive sessions and presentations in the Library. Throughout the day,over 130 people visited the Reading Room where they could learn more about the rich history of the Peace Palace as well as have an exclusive look at some of our oldest prints, special collections and materials from the Archives.

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

    News and events - September 23, 2016

    Visit the Library during The Hague Open Doors Day 2016 and meet four historical figures who have provided an important contribution to the Library and international law.
    Just Peace Festival: Peace Palace Library - In the Footsteps of …

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  • Diplomat Sigrid Kaag awarded Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize

    News and events - September 7, 2016

    Sigrid Kaag, a Dutch diplomat working for the United Nations, will receive the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize 2016. The Carnegie Foundation, which owns and manages the Peace Palace, has awarded this peace prize to Ms. Kaag for her successful efforts in accomplishing sensitive and dangerous missions in the Middle-East.

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  • Academy Students in the Spotlight: Private International Law Session 2016

    News and events - September 7, 2016

    When I first came to The Hague Academy of International Law, I was 23 years old. After living in a big city my whole life where every second counts, I remember feeling confused about lawyers from all over the world living in a such a calm and peaceful place. A week later, it all made sense to me. The Hague is definitely a city that stands out, a city of great ideas and a bright future, a city that unites people from all over the world, who are progressive and aspire to inspire others, not only with their words and papers, but also with their deeds.

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  • Kofi Annan Visits the Peace Palace

    News and events - September 7, 2016

    Kofi Annan, the founding chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation and former UN Secretary-General (1997-2006), paid a short visit to The Netherlands last week and also visited the Peace Palace. The Carnegie Foundation was honored to welcome him on 30 August. Mr. Erik de Baedts, the General- Director of the Carnegie Foundation, received Mr. Annan at the Peace Palace to talk about the work of the Foundations. Dutch television program ‘EénVandaag’ (OneToday) made use of the beautiful location to have an exclusive interview with Kofi Annan. Annan talked in the interview about the challenges of the refugee crisis in Europe and the United States Presidential Elections.

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  • Legal Database: DeJure

    News and events - September 7, 2016

    Dejure is a collection of Italian case law, judgements and abstracts. It focusses mainly on Constitutional, Civil, Criminal, Administrative law and Tribunal Courts in Italy. In addition, this database also contains the full-text of Italian and European legislation, commentaries to sentences, as well as authoritative reviews from Italian periodicals such as Giurisprudenza di Merito, Foro Amministrativo and others.

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