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  • Interview: Maja Groff

    News and events - August 5, 2016

    This month, we had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Maja Groff, senior legal officer of the Hague Conference of Private International Law (HCCH). For several years, Ms. Groff has been working with The Hague Academy to direct the doctoral networking sessions during the private international law course. We decided that the private law period was […]

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  • Academy Students In the Spotlight

    News and events - August 5, 2016

    Monica Sharma, Founder and Associate Dean International Facilitation Center Aid, India (IFCaid), Silicon Valley Business School, USA  The Hague Academy of International Law which is located inside the Peace Palace, in The Hague, the “international city of peace and justice” in The Netherlands aspires to be an outstanding Summer School on Public International Law and qualifies […]

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  • Academy Reception African Foundation for International Law

    News and events - August 5, 2016

    On Thursday 28 of July 2016 for the third time, a networking reception was organized for the African participants attending the 2016 Public International Law summer courses of The Hague Academy of International Law and the African interns of The Hague Tribunals and Courts. The senior African international legal practitioners based in The Hague that were present were Judge Sanji Mmasenono Monageng of the International Criminal Court, Dr. Jean Pélé Fomété Deputy-Registrar of the International Criminal Court, Judge Koffi Kumelio A. Afande of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Tanzanian Ambassador H.E. Mrs. Irene F.M. Kasyanju and Mrs. Gloria Atiba-Davies who is the Victims Expert in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. According to Ms. Abdulle, the networking event is aimed at creating a forum for exchange between the African participants and senior African international legal practitioners based in The Hague.

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Mikayla Brier-Mills

    News and events - July 7, 2016

    Mikayla Brier-Mills studies law at Bond University, Australia. She came to The Netherlands to complete her exchange programme at Leiden University. Mikayla is a scholar of public international law and is most passionate about international humanitarian law. “Humanising war may seem arbitrary, but limiting battlefield conduct was the first step towards world peace. It can’t happen in the blink of an eye. Presently, the world knows not of a universal humanity – to recognise this is the next step – and The Geneva Conventions (which could be better) are the best we got”. She continued, “We might as well start by working with what we have”.

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  • Special Academy Courses: European Union Law and Comparative Law

    News and events - July 7, 2016

    This year, for the first time, The Hague Academy will organize special short courses on European Union Law and Comparative Law, exclusively for the students of the Private Law Session. The Lectures of the Private International Law Courses often refer to EU Law. This is often a source of difficulty for those Academy attendees who come from non-European countries or from countries where this field of law isn’t taught. To help the Private Law Students better follow the courses of the Private International Law period, the Academy has decided to offer a short ‘crash-course’ at the start of the period on the fundamentals of European Union Law. This course is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 31st, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be dispensed in English and simultaneously translated in French.

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  • Bertha von Suttner Master Class and Commemorative Lecture, 14-16 June 2016

    News and events - June 3, 2016

    Please register and join us for the third annual Bertha von Suttner Commemoration Week!  Bertha Von Suttner Master Class and Commemorative Lecture, 14-16 June 2016

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  • Interview Professor August Reinisch

    News and events - June 3, 2016

    One month ago, the Austrian Embassy in The Netherlands in collaboration with the Peace Palace Library hosted a book launch in honor of Austrian Professor Dr. August Reinisch and his latest publication titled ‘The Conventions on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies: a Commentary published by Oxford University Press. Professor August Reinisch is currently Austria’s candidate for the International Law Commission and given the fact that the subject seems more relevant than ever, we kindly asked professor Reinisch for an interview on the topic of his latest book and his passion for international law.

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  • Legal Database Hukuk Türk

    News and events - June 3, 2016

    Are you interested in accessing Turkish legal information? In that case, we bring to your attention the Turkish Legal Database Hukuk Türk. This law portal from Turkey offers users regularly updated decisions from the Turkish Supreme Court, State Council, Constitutional Court and European Court of Human Rights. Also all legislation, amended or new, simultaneously with the Official Gazette on a daily basis, a law bibliography, a legal dictionary, samples of petitions and contracts, and draft laws. Legal bibliographies provide access to both books and articles from 1930 to 2000, with additional items published more recently. This database is updated all the time and also includes Turkish legal news. All resources are provided in the original Turkish.

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  • European Patent Office: An International Organization before a National Court

    Library blog - May 7, 2016

    In recent years, the European Patent Office (EPO) has been plagued by ongoing problems between the leadership of this organization and its labour union (SUEPO) over workers’ rights. For a long time, problems remained unresolved, but as tensions rose and relations between the management and staff members became more strained, the labour union decided to request a national court in The Netherlands to take up the case against the European Patent Office. The city of The Hague , where one of the offices of the European Patent Office is established, takes justice very seriously and has so far, delivered two judgments, one by a High Court as well as by an Appeals Court.

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  • LECTURE – Biological and Chemical Weapons : Current Threats and Future Developments

    News and events - May 6, 2016

    The Peace Palace Library is pleased to invite you to our upcoming Peace and Security Salon on the Wednesday May 11, with biological and chemical weapons as the theme of our evening. The Salon is part of a new lecture series of the Peace Palace Library on peace and security issues. The Salon will include lectures by several experts on the different aspects of biological and chemical weapons. You are most welcome to join us. The Deadline for registration is May 9. Please register online for this event.

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