• Water – International Law Association

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    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

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    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

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    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: info@ppl.nl

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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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  • Library Closing Hours Pentecost Monday 2019

    News and events - June 6, 2019

    Dear Library users, the Library will be closed on Monday, 10 June 2019 – Pentecost Monday. With regards, the Peace Palace Staff.

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  • D-Day and the Battle of Normandy Remembered 2019

    Library blog - June 6, 2019

    Commemorations of the Allied D-Day landings have begun in Europe, where veterans of the invasion are gathering along with world leaders to mark the 75th anniversary of the operation to liberate France. D-Day started shortly after midnight June 6th, 1944 with an extensive air and naval bombardment and an airborne assault on the French coast. 24.000 British, Canadian and American paratroopers were dropped behind the 80 kilometer wide beach zone and seized key objectives such as bridges and road crossings.

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  • 2nd Normandy World Peace Forum: ‘The Peacemakers’

    News and events - June 5, 2019

    The Normandy World Peace Forum is a major international event initiated by the Normandy Region, which will be attended by heads of state, leading academics, political specialists and guest speakers on 4th and 5th June 2019 in Caen, just before the anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

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  • Donation Paraguay

    News and events - May 3, 2019

    The Peace Palace Library is grateful to have received out of the hands of His Excellency Minister Julio Duarte van Humbeck, Legal Counsel on Public International Law of the Republic of Paraguay, issues of the diplomatic journal ‘Revista Diplomatica’ of the Academia Diplomatica y Consular of the Republic of Paraguay. A welcome contribution to the Library. His Excellency Minister Julio Duarte van Humbeck donated the journal issues (and access to the electronic versions) on the occasion of his attendance of the meeting of the Council of General Affairs and Policy of the Hague Conference on Private International Law in March ’19, in the presence of Monique Legerman (Hague Academy of International Law).

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