• Library Survey

    News and events - April 9, 2019

    Dear Library users,

    The Peace Palace Library is carrying out a user survey with the aim to get a better understanding of its users and their usage of the various services of the Library. The survey centers around three key questions: how do you use the Peace Palace Library?, which services of the library do you use?, what are your information needs? Filling out the online questionnaire will take 5 to 10 minutes of your time. Please, help us improve our services!

    Kind regards, the PPL Staff

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  • Important Announcement

    News and events - December 21, 2018

    Dear Library users,

    The Library will be closed from the 24th of December to the 1st of January. During this time our library automatisation system will be completely revised and updated. This means that no library transactions are processed. The OPAC can be consulted online only. Please, return your books in time. If not, no problem, no fines will be imposed. The 2nd of January the Library will be open and we look forward to assisting you in 2019!

    Kind regards, the Peace Palace Library Staff

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  • SDG16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions → the Peace Palace!

    Library blog - November 15, 2018

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations that came into effect in January 2016, are the most important goals that the world should work on for the future. These goals are the successor of the Millennium Goals. In the Sustainable Development Goals, the promotion of just, peaceful and inclusive societies was included a an essential goal for the future for the first time. This is SDG16. It is a goal that matches the ideal with which the Peace Palace was founded well! The Carnegie Foundation – Peace Palace signed the SDG Charter in September 2017. A year later, on 24 September 2018, the Peace Palace was appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands as official ‘SDG 16 House’, the first of its kind in the world.

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  • Vacature

    News and events - October 19, 2018

    De Bibliotheek van het Vredespaleis van de Carnegie-Stichting is een bibliotheek die zich toelegt op het Internationaal Recht en op internationale en diplomatieke geschiedenis (van conflictgebieden). Doelgroepen zijn o.m. de (internationale) gerechtshoven in Den Haag (het Internationaal Gerechtshof van de Verenigde Naties en het Permanent Hof van Arbitrage, het Internationaal Strafhof, Hoge Raad, e.d.) en […]

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  • Philippines Book Donation

    News and events - October 11, 2018

    We thank Mr. Atty. J. Eduardo Malaya, Ass.-Secr., Office of Legal Affairs, Departement of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of The Philippines for his kind book donations.

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  • The Capture of the Santa Catarina (1603)

    Library blog - September 20, 2018

    By 1602, the newly formed Dutch East India Company (VOC) was threatening Portugal’s monopoly over the Asian spice trade. In response, the Portuguese government designed an extensive campaign to drive out the Dutch from the East Indies. Outraged by the atrocities the Portuguese inflicted on the Dutch and their allies, Admiral Van Heemskerck – sailing in the Strait of Singapore – prepared to retaliate against the Portuguese. After spending months of looking for a Portuguese ship to capture, they at last found one on that morning of February 25, 1603. And not just any ship, but the treasure ship Santa Catarina. The ship and its cargo ended up as booty of war and were taken back to Europe. The incident of the Santa Catarina was most certainly not uncontroversial from a legal point of view …

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  • Happy Birthday! Peace Palace 105 Years

    News and events - August 28, 2018

    Today, it is our Birthday! Photograph: De Porceleyne Fles, Delft, 1913. Made after a design by Leon Senf (1860-1940), for the opening of the Peace Palace in The Hague. 23 cm. Photo collection Carnegie Foundation
    Happy Birthday! Peace Palace 105 Years Anniversary

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  • World War II Selective Bibliography


    Reference works Churchill, W.L.S., The Second World War, London, Cassell, 1948-1955. Gilbert, M., The Second World War: A Complete History, New York, Holt, 1989. Keegan, J., The Second World War, New York, Viking, 1989. Recent books Bazyler, M. and F.M. Tuerkheimer, Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust, New York; London, New York Press, 2014. Broichmann, C., […]

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  • Could Trump and Kim agree to a Peace Treaty ending the Korean War?

    News and events - June 14, 2018

    Please, check our Library special ‘A World Free of Nuclear Weapons’ for international law publications on nuclear disarmament.

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  • Hague Academy Programmes

    News and events - May 1, 2018

    Starting May 1st, it will be possible to register online for the External Programme and the Advanced Course on International Criminal Law. Both programmes will take place in November 2018.

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