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  • UPDATE NOVEMBER: Visiting the Library upon Registration

    News and events - November 27, 2020

    The Library is re-opened for visitors. Your visit will be impacted by Covid-19. We kindly request you to prepare for your visit by reading the COVID-19 Flyer and Protocol first.

    THE LIBRARY STRONGLY URGES ALL VISITORS TO WEAR A MOUTH MASK UPON ENTERING THE PEACE PALACE PREMISES.

    Registration for each visit will be compulsory. A maximum of 30 people will be allowed to visit the Library on a daily basis. The Reading Room will be open on workdays from 10.00-17.00 hrs. Studying, returning and borrowing books is possible during time slots only. Please bring your own laptop with you and a valid ID card. There are no public computers available in the Reading Room.

    We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

    Kind regards, PPL Staff

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  • COVID-19 Flyer and Protocol for Non-residents: Visiting the Library’s Premises

    Library blog - November 18, 2020

    The Peace Palace Library implements new COVID-19 procedures for visiting the Library’s Reading Room. Registration upon visiting the Library is obligatory. Please read the flyer and protocol in advance.

    The health of our guests and staff is our highest priority and we therefore ask you to respect our measures regarding COVID-19. As these rules and procedures are subject to constant monitoring, evaluation and review, the the flyer and protocol too, will be subject to ongoing monitoring and evaluation. If need be, they will be updated.

    Stay healthy, stay safe!

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  • Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: A Bibliographic Overview

    News and events - October 30, 2020

    Armenia and Azerbaijan went to war over Nagorno-Karabakh in 1988-94, eventually declaring a ceasefire. As recent clashes show, they have never reached a settlement over the dispute. The Library’s collections contain publications on this conflict. A bibliographic overview.

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  • First Podcast about International Law in Spanish

    Library blog - July 1, 2020

    The first Podcast about international law in Spanish has been launched! The Podcast Hablemos de Derecho Internacional (HDI), created and hosted by Edgardo Sobenes, Lawyer and Consultant in Public International Law, addresses contemporary issues of international law of global relevance. HDI features conversations with international lawyers and jurists, such as H.E. Mr. Philippe Couvreur, Prof. Antonio Remiro Brotons and Prof. Juan José Ruda, among other well-known legal personalities.

    The Podcast is intended to contribute to the dissemination and study of contemporary legal issues in the Spanish language, and is available on the main platforms: Spotify, Apple Podcast, and Google Podcast. For more information about the guests and the episodes subscribe to Hablemos de Derecho Internacional (HDI), and follow HDI’s social media accounts on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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  • Poll: Share Your Summer Reads

    News and events - June 18, 2020

    Ah, the summer! It’s time to relax a little. Yes, that’s even possible for international lawyers working in the field of Peace and Justice. For a lot of people, that might mean actually kicking back and reading a book. What’s at the top of your reading list this summer?

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  • 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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