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  • HELF Lecture – ‘Landmark US Federal Climate Lawsuit – From a Legal and Socio-Political Perspective’

    HELF Lecture: ‘Landmark US Federal Climate Lawsuit – From a Legal and Socio-Political Perspective’

    Library blog - May 19, 2017

    On Tuesday May 16th, 2017, the third Hague Environmental Law Facility (HELF) Lecture brought attention to a pending case between American Youth Groups and the Federal Government of the United States of America. 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. Last November, a US Court issued a historic ruling denying the US Government and fossil fuel industry’s motions to dismiss the constitutional climate change lawsuit. This means the Youth Groups have legal standing in this case because their rights are at stake. The case is now headed to trial.

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    Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

    - March 3, 2017

    Women’s rights are the rights claimed for women and girls worldwide, and formed the basis for the women’s rights and feminist movement. In some countries, these rights are institutionalized by law and local custom, whereas in other countries these rights are ignored and suppressed. Issues associated with women’s rights include the right: to bodily integrity and autonomy, to be free from sexual violence, to vote, to hold public office, to enter into legal contracts, to have equal rights in family law, to fair wages or equal pay, to have reproductive rights, and to education. Gender equality is achieved when women and men enjoy the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society and when the different behaviours, aspirations and needs of women and men are equally valued and favoured.

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  • International-womens day 2017

    International Women’s Day: 8 March 2017

    Library blog - March 2, 2017

    International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. On this day the Hague Academy of International Law will organize a symposium and the booklaunch of the Centre’s 2014 research programme “Women’s Human Rights and the Elimination of Discrimination= Les droits des femmes et l’élimination de la discrimination”.

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    Peace Palace Library 2016 in Review

    Library blog - December 29, 2016

    As we turn the page on 2016, a lot has happened in the world and also specific on the international law arena. In this blog the Peace Palace Library looks back on the most notable international law news and Peace Palace Library events. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change has been ratified, withdrawal of South-Africa, Burundi and Gambia from the International Criminal Court (ICC), the ICC Trial Chamber VIII sentence of Mr Al Mahdi to be guilty of the war crime of attacking historic and religious buildings in Timbuktu, the South China Sea Arbitration Award and International Court of Justice 70th Anniversary! On behalf of the Peace Palace Staff, I like to thank our members, users and readers. We wish you a very happy new year and if you like, we will keep you updated! Stay tuned!

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    Database: United Nations Peacemaker

    News and events - December 21, 2016

    UN Peacemaker is part of the UN’s overall effort to provide advice and support to the Secretary-General and his Representatives in their efforts to resolve international disputes and internal conflicts. It is also intended to be useful to UN partners actively engaged in peacemaking efforts, including Member States, regional organisations, civil society, non-governmental organisations and national mediators. The website and database UN Peacemaker is also accessible via our research guide International Peace and Security.

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    Marrakech Climate Change Conference 2016

    Library blog - November 10, 2016

    The 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) is being held in Marrakech, from November 7 to 18, 2016. This international climate conference will focus on action items in order to achieve the priorities of the Paris Agreement, especially related to adaptation, transparency, technology transfer, mitigation, capacity building and loss and damages. Signatories to The Paris Agreement now have to develop their National Adaptation Plans.

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    Extensive search With PiCarta you can modify your search operations in such a way that you search for a specific subject, publication or author. Using Boolean, wildcard and proximity operators you can modify a general search operation so that the search more closely approximates your expectations. Search using search operators Search for approximate matches Mandatory […]

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    Besides entering a query in the standard search bar, you can also use the advanced search screen. You can activate this screen by clicking on Advanced. The screen consists of three parts: General part In this part you can specify search terms by entering them in the search fields. For every line you can select […]

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