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  • Peace Education for the Protection of World Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Yemen

    News and events - June 13, 2019

    Herman Rosse Peace Palace Design Oscar

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  • Hoge Raad

    Library of the Supreme Court visits Peace Palace Library

    News and events - May 7, 2019

    On Monday May 6th 2019 the library staff of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands visited the Peace Palace Library. This visit was in the context of a more close and intensive cooperation between the two libraries.

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  • Dutch Youth For Climate Change

    Library blog - February 7, 2019

    Today, on 7th February, thousands of Dutch school children are demonstrating against climate change, missing a day of school in the process. The pupils are supporting the Youth for Climate NL campaign on Instagram, which was launched by school children at the Dalton school in The Hague. The campaign website, which invites donations to pay for banners, urges teenagers to ‘play truant for our future’. The youth wants the Dutch government to take more action against climate change.

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  • COP24opening

    Katowice UN Climate Change Conference 2018

    News and events - December 4, 2018

    Following a year of devastating climate disasters around the globe, from California to Kerala, and Tonga to Japan, the annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) opened on 2 December at Katowice with the goal of finalising the implementation guidelines for the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The guidelines will provide clarity on how to implement the landmark agreement fairly and transparently for all.

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  • UDHR

    Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70 years: 1948 – 2018

    Library blog - November 22, 2018

    On 10 December 2018, it will be seventy years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. Thanks to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and States’ commitments to its principles, the dignity of millions has been uplifted, untold human suffering prevented and the foundations for a most just world have been laid. To celebrate the 70th Anniversary UN Human Rights is launching a year-long campaign on 10 December.

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  • New Librarian’s Choice Research Guide Environment

    News and events - October 18, 2018

    Mayer, B., The International Law on Climate Change, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press, 2018. Global climate change is a topic of continuously growing interest. As more international treaties come into force, media coverage has increased and many universities are now starting to conduct courses specifically on climate change laws and policies. This textbook provides a survey of the international law on climate change, explaining how significant international agreements have sought to promote compliance with general norms of international law. Benoit Mayer provides an account of the rules agreed upon through lengthy negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and multiple other forums on mitigation, geoengineering, adaptation, loss and damage and international support. The International Law on Climate Change is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students studying climate, environmental or international law. It is supported by a suite of online resources featuring regularly updated lists of complementary materials and weblinks, and annually updated briefs for specific chapters.

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  • Climate Cases

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    Urgenda Landmark Climate Case The 2015 Urgenda Climate Case against the Dutch Government was the first in the world in which citizens held their government accountable for contributing to dangerous climate change. On 24 June 2015, the District Court of The Hague ruled the government must cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% […]

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  • Indonesia Natural Disasters and Climate Change

    Library blog - October 4, 2018

    The major devastating earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia is all over the news the last few weeks. And as if this wasn´t enough already, the vulcano Mount Soputan on Sulawesi island in Central Indonesia erupted days after the earthquake and tsunami. These disasters – and the continuing record of global temperatures – has again brought the attention to the growing field of climate change attribution, and the relation between climate change and extreme weather events. We have created a bibliographic overview on natural disasters and climate change, intended as a starting point for research. It provides materials available in the Peace Palace Library catalogue, both in print and electronic format.

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  • Engel, A., The Choice of Legal Basis for Acts of the European Union : Competence Overlaps, Institutional Preferences, and Legal Basis Litigation, Cham, Springer, 2018.

    SpringerLink E-books Update

    News and events - October 1, 2018

    The Springer e-books database has been updated. Six new e-book titles have recently been added. SpringerLink is the starting point of access for Springer online journals and Springer online books. The Peace Palace Library has acquired Springer e-books in Humanities, Environmental Science and Law.

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  • Kluwer Arbitration Online Update

    News and events - August 31, 2018

    The Kluwer Arbitration Online database has been updated. Six new e-book titles have recently been added. Kluwer Arbitration Online covers both primary and secondary resources. The database contains the major international agreements, rules, and institutional information available in current international arbitration and investment arbitration. The database also includes case law of awards, notes, commentary, institutional rules, model clauses from leading publications, book reviews, organizations, national laws and national rules of several countries, events, newsletter, blogs, and even some submissions or interim orders under various arbitral regimes related to international arbitration and investment arbitration.

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