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    Legacy Catalogue Only In the search bar above (see illustration below) you can compose a search operation by entering one or more search terms. Above the search field there are three drop-down menus with which you can modify your search operation. Once you have entered your search operation, click on the search button. The search […]

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    António Guterres Nominated New UN Secretary-General

    News and events - October 6, 2016

    Antonio Guterres

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    Paris Global Climate Agreement: Toward Entry into Force

    Library blog - September 15, 2016

    On 21 September 2016, a special event will take place. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited leaders from all countries to the UN Headquarters in New York from 8:00-9:00am to attend this event and to deposit their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to the Paris Climate Agreement on climate change. The event will provide an opportunity to countries to publicly commit to joining or ratifying the agreement before the end of 2016. It is expected that the September event will help efforts to secure early entry into force of the Paris Agreement.

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  • United Nations Climate Change Conference: Paris 2015 COP21/CMP11

    Paris Global Climate Agreement

    - September 6, 2016

    Climate change is the current rapid warming of the Earth’s climate caused by human activity. Climate change is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries. To strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, countries adopted the Paris Agreement at the COP21 in Paris, which went into force in November of 2016. In the agreement, all countries agreed to work to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.

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    May, J. and E. Daly, Global Climate Constitutionalism and Justice in the Courts, 2018. Abstract: This chapter explores developments at the boundary between environmental constitutionalism and climate justice. We see two trends. First, a growing group of countries now expressly address climate change in their constitutions. Second, courts from diverse parts of the world are […]

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    Ending Violence against Women

    Library blog - June 23, 2016

    Violence against women occurs throughout the world. Despite great strides made by the international women’s rights movement over many years, women and girls around the world are still married as children or trafficked into forced labor and sex slavery. They are refused access to education and political participation, and some are trapped in conflicts where rape is perpetrated as a weapon of war. Not to mention sexual violence against women and girls, massive rape and sexual assaults in India, Germany and Brazil. In this blog I will address the UNiTE campaign, goals and the most prominent global norms and standards concerning the ending of violence against women.

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  • International Court of Justice turns 70, solemn sitting 20 april 2016

    International Court of Justice 70th Anniversary!

    Library blog - April 21, 2016

    On 20th April 2016, the International Court of Justice celebrated its seventieth anniversary with a solemn commemorative sitting at the Peace Palace, The Hague. King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands attended the official ceremony. Speeches were given by Judge Ronny Abraham, the President of the ICJ, Mr Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Antonio Gumende, Vice-President of the United Nations General Assembly.

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    Save Wildlife: Act Now or Game Over!

    Library blog - March 11, 2016

    From 1-3 March 2016, 300 Representatives from Countries, Intergovernmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, business representatives and the broader civil society were gathered in The Hague, the Netherlands for the international wildlife conference: Save Wildlife: Act now or Game over. The conference was organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands, the Hague Institute for Global Justice and the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit. The conference has build on the London and Kasane Conferences on the illegal wildlife trade, and has set the stage for the Hanoi Conference, due to take place later in 2016.

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    General information PPL Discovery is our new Catalogue. It is used for searching and requesting books, articles and electronic materials. It is the most used method of searching in our library. Besides the catalogue you can also use our research guides and the bookshelves in the reading room of the Peace Palace Library itself. There are different […]

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    At the Peace Palace Library we use so called keywords to categorize the materials we have. You can also use them to search in our catalogue by using the tab: keywords. To illustrate searching with keywords we will use the following keyword as an example: European Court of Human Rights. Type in “European Court of […]

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