• Electronic Resources: Databases on International Criminal Law

    Electronic Resources: Databases on International Criminal Law

    News and events - February 28, 2013

    The Peace Palace Library offers a variety of electronic resources and databases which can be very useful for your research. We have free databases as well as subscription-based databases. In the field of international criminal law, the Library offers the following databases.

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    Peace Palace Library 2012 in Review

    Library blog - December 28, 2012

    The Peace Palace Library looks back on the most notable international law news and library blogs this year. A new website was launched in order to improve our (online) library services and optimize the accessibility of our resources. With the renewed design and interface we hope our services to be clear, attractive and more user friendly. We hope you like these improvements. Besides international law news and library blogs, the Peace Palace Library provides more news services about library activities such as the library newsletter, RSS feeds, new title alerts and tweets. On behalf of the Peace Palace Library staff, I would like to thank our members, users and readers. We wish you a very happy new year!

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  • Health - Research Guide International Law


    Research guide

    Global health matters to everyone. The primary goals of public health law are to enhance the public health system’s legal preparedness to address emerging threats, chronic and epidemic diseases like cholera and ebola, and other national public health priorities. We have created this research guide on health and sanitary law to provide you easy access to our collection.

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  • Food - Research Guide International Law


    Research guide

    Conflicts, natural hazards and economic crises are driving up global hunger, causing extensive human suffering, poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. The primary purposes of food legislation are to protect the health of the consumer and to protect the consumer from fraud and facilitate trade. We have created this research guide on food, food security and food safety to provide you easy access to our collection.

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  • Dutch Parliamentary elections 2012: a more flexible Dutch dismissal system!

    Library blog - September 14, 2012

    Europe, Euro financial crisis, pension age, healthcare: a few hot topics during the Dutch Parliamentary elections 2012. Another main issue during the several political campaigns was reform of the Dutch dismissal law. This blog will briefly give a broad outline of the dismissal system in the Netherlands and the plans of reform.

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  • Internet governance 2012: Who should control the Internet?

    Library blog - June 1, 2012

    In the last twenty years, the Internet has had a tremendous impact on society and the term “Internet governance” was introduced. At first it was mainly used to describe the technical management of the Internet such as domain names and internet protocols. Nowadays governance refers to questions like “Do we all accept our responsibilities to safeguard the continued development of the Internet as a global, open and safe virtual environment? and Who sets the rules? In this blog I will give a few highlights of the current developments of internet governance on an International and (as well as on) an European level.

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    From Stockholm to Rio de Janeiro; the road to a sustainable world!

    Library blog - March 30, 2012

    Forty years after the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment and twenty years after the first “Earth Summit” held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992, the world community will meet again. This time at the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), in short Rio+20: “the future we want”.

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  • Picture this! The margins of media coverage of celebrities private lives, a balance between privacy and public interest

    Library blog - February 17, 2012

    If you are a public figure and a celebrity, how much privacy can you expect? How far can a journalist probe into a celebrity’s private life to get news in order to fulfill ‘the right to know’ factor for the public interest?
    In recent years the balance between the media’s right to expression and an individual’s right to privacy has always been tricky and has therefore given rise to much debate. This blog will discuss two judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Februari 7th 2012,….

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  • Communications - Research Guide International Law


    Research guide

    Since the beginning of the 1990s, globalization has become an increasingly important. There is practically no globalization without the modern means of communications and media. Global international (tele)communications covers the work of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), telecommunications law (satellites, radio and broadcasting), internet law and governance, information and communication technology, media law, security and privacy.

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  • Labour | Research Guide International Law


    Research guide

    The term labour in its most general use, refers to productive human work. Through much of history, it was not treated as a commodity that was “paid for.” As time passed and societies grew larger and more complex, labour became more specialized. This specialization meant that workers became more productive. International labour law is the body of rules covering public and private international law which concern the rights and duties of employees, employers, trade unions and governments in regulating the workplace.

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