• Christmas Holiday Closing Times

    Christmas Holidays Opening and Closing Hours

    News and events - December 18, 2019

    Dear Library Users,

    This message is to inform you that the Library will be closed on:

    Monday, 23 December, from 15.00 hrs.

    Tuesday, 24 December

    Wednesday, 25 December, Christmas

    Thursday, 26 December

    Friday, 27 December

    Wednesday, 1 January, New Year’s Day 2020

    From December 20 until December 31, the Library will only accept electronic payments (Pin/Credit Card). During this time, it will not be possible to pay in cash.

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  • New issue: Grotiana, 40 (2019)

    News and events - December 14, 2019

    New issue: Grotiana: A Journal published under the auspices of the Grotiana Foundation, Volume 40 (2019): Issue 1 (Dec 2019) with the PPL Bibliography on pages 181-185 !!

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  • Nieuwe vertaling van Bertha von Suttners meesterwerk ‘Die Waffen nieder!

    News and events - September 26, 2019

     Nieuwe vertaling van Bertha von Suttners meesterwerk ‘Die Waffen nieder!

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  • Review: The CIJ-ICJ App

    Library blog - September 22, 2019

    “The free app, called CIJ-ICJ, allows users to keep abreast of developments at the Court in its two official languages, French and English, by providing essential information on the Court and its activities, including on pending and concluded cases, decisions, press releases and the Court’s judicial calendar. It also allows users to receive real-time notifications […]

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  • Water – International Law Association


    Ground Water Resources (2005 – 2008)ILA – Study Group on the International Law Commission’s Draft Articles on the Law of Transboundary Aquifers Final Study Group Report Rio de Janeiro 2008.pdf (194KB) Berlin Rules on Water Resources, International Law Association Berlin Conference on Water Resources Law (2004) Berlin Rules (with comments) Berlin Rules Dissenting Opinion Articles […]

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  • Water – United Nations Declarations and Resolutions


    U.N. Human Rights Council Resolution on Human Rights and Access to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, A/HRC/15/L.1 (24 September 2010) U.N. General Assembly Resolution on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation, A/64/L.63/Rev.1 (26 July 2010) UNILC Draft Articles on the Law of Transboundary Aquifers 2008 U.N. General Assembly Resolution on the Law of Transboundary […]

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  • Water – International Instruments


    1997 UN Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses. Adopted by UNGA 21 May 1997; Entered into force 17 August 2014 (available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic). See also UNILC’s Report and Commentaries submitted to the UNGA in 1994 along with the draft articles on the law of […]

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  • Library Membership Announcement / Annonce d’Adhésion à la Bibliothèque

    News and events - July 8, 2019

    Dear library users, from today onward, the cost for an annual library membership is € 39,50. Library membership will give you access to all the online resources of the Peace Palace Library from any location in the world. It will also allow you to order from our closed stacks books and publications for research in the Reading Room of the library and, provided you are living or staying in The Netherlands, you will also be able to take them outside the library (if possible). In case you have any questions, please contact:

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  • Forward Into Memory: Untold Stories of Peace through Law from Pyonyang to Versailles

    News and events - June 18, 2019

    In her final novel, “When Thoughts Will Soar” (Der Menschheit Hochgedanken), Nobel laureate and 19th century peace activist Bertha von Suttner writes of the power of specific ideas and stories to traverse time and space, to soar from one culture and era to another, and provide the “motive power” for the work of human uplift. However, fragmentation […]

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  • The Hague Academy Summer Courses 2019 Programme

    News and events - June 14, 2019

    The Hague Academy Summer Courses 2019 Programme

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