• Refugees - Research Guide International Law

    The Alleged Replacement of Peoples

    Library blog - February 26, 2020

    A Dutch politician is addressing the Court in The Netherlands in summary proceedings in order to obtain rectification by the editorial staff of a talkshow, which has attributed some statements about the policies of the EU to him, which he adamantly denies. According to the hostess of the talkshow the politician concerned has argued in parliament that the EU aims to replace the populations of the member states with immigrants in order to weaken their national identities and to undermine their existence. The talkshow refuses to give and states to have paraphrased the views of the politician in a balanced manner.

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  • Brexit and European Democracy

    Library blog - February 10, 2020

    Guest blog by Jaap Hoeksma.

    On the face of it, it appears to be a mere coincidence that the Conference about the Future of Europe is to start shortly after the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU. The decision to convene a conference was taken in reaction to the nomination by the European Council of a candidate for the post of President of the European Commission, who had not participated in the May 2019 elections for the European Parliament. This intergovernmental disregard for the democratic procedures practised by the EP caused such an outcry with the citizens of the Union that the Conference will be tasked to ‘give a new impetus to European democracy’.

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  • The EU as Guardian of the Rule of Law

    Library blog - January 22, 2020

    The March of the Magistrates, which took place in Warsaw on January 11 2020, heralded a new stage in the process of European integration. Judges from various EU member-states gathered in the Polish capital in order to lend support to their colleagues, demonstrating against the erosion of the rule of law in Poland. In doing so, the judges highlighted that respect for the rule of law is no longer an internal matter for EU member-states. Instead, the March of the Magistrates confirms that the EU has become the guardian of the rule of law.

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  • 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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