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  • E-Journals

    News and events - December 19, 2017

    The Peace Palace Library has subscriptions to the most important providers of e-journals in the field of international and domestic law. You can search our collection of almost 2000 unique electronic journals. Go to them directly by clicking the links of your choice below. Please, be aware of the fact that the library is not always subscribed to all materials offered on the website of the provider. This means you will not always be able to see the fulltext of everything in your general search results.

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  • In Memoriam M. Cherif Bassiouni

    News and events - September 26, 2017

    A global ‘champion of justice,’ has died last Monday. Benjamin Ferencz, who at 98 is the last surviving prosecutor from the Nuremberg war crimes trials, said that Mr. Bassiouni “was a real contributor to international criminal law and the rule of law to protect human rights.” No less than 334 publications on his name in our Catalogue!

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  • The Nuremberg Trials: A Selective Bibliography

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    Recent books Bazyler, M. and F.M. Tuerkheimer, Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust, New York; London, New York Press, 2014. Darnstädt, T., Nürnberg: Menschheitsverbrechen vor Gericht 1945, München; Berlin; Zürich, Piper, 2015. Heydecker, J.J. and J. Leeb, Der Nürnberger Prozess, Köln, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2015. Hoffmann, V.K., Die Strafverfolgung der NS-Kriminalität am Landgericht Darmstadt, Berlin, Erich […]

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  • The Hague International Open Day 2017

    News and events - September 21, 2017

    The Hague will celebrate the U.N.-declared International Day of Peace together with you with a wealth of activities, during the Just Peace Festival. During the The Hague International Open Day on Sunday the 24th of September, you can pay a visit to the Peace Palace, the ICC, OPCW, etc.: international organisations, that work tirelessly to secure a safer and better world.

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  • Security Council Approves Toughest Resolution yet against DPR Korea

    News and events - September 12, 2017

    11 September 2017 – The Security Council unanimously agreed to impose tighter sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), imposing limits on oil exports, banning the country’s textile imports and access to gas liquids, and more closely inspecting cargo ships going in and out of its ports. “The proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, as well as their means of delivery, constitutes a threat to international peace and security,” the Council said.

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  • The Martens Clause: External links

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    Encyclopedia articles and other external links concerning the Martens Clause Martens Clause, ICRC. The Martens Clause and the Laws of Armed Conflict – ICRC Martens Clause, Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL], Jochen von Bernstorff, December 2009. Martens Clause – International Law – Oxford Bibliographies Oxford Public International Law: Martens Clause Martens clause […]

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  • Interlibrary Loan Restrictions

    News and events - June 13, 2017

    The Hague Academy Summer School Programme will commence in July. Therefore, it will not be possible to order books through the NCC ILL-System from the Peace Palace Library during the period of the 12th of June till the 1st of September 2017. Copy Requests can still be ordered through the NCC ILL-System during this time. We ask that all books are returned to the Peace Palace Library before the 7th of July.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    The Peace Palace Library Staff

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  • Library Closing Days

    News and events - June 1, 2017

    Dear Library users, the Peace Palace Library will be closed on the following days: 14 April 2017 Good Friday, 17 April 2017 Easter Monday, 27 April 2017 Koningsdag, 5 May 2017 Liberation Day, 25 May 2017 Ascension and 5 June 2017 Pentecost Monday. Happy holidays! With regards, the Peace Palace Staff.

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  • 2017 Programme The Hague Academy Summer Courses

    News and events - May 30, 2017

    The Summer Courses are organized in two periods of 3 weeks each, one focusing on Public International Law and one on Private International Law. Since the very outset in 1923 thousands of students from over 100 nationalities have been able to attend them. Many alumni, having thus had the opportunity to meet “great names” in the field of international Law, have subsequently gone on to become themselves well-known academics, lawyers or diplomats, among other occupations. The courses consist of lectures on general or special topics and are subsequently published in the Collected Courses series, of which there are currently over 380 volumes, ranking among the most important encyclopaedic publications on public and private international law.

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  • Encyclopedia of Islamic International Law

    News and events - April 12, 2017

    For our Arabic reading clients we have a really special acquisition to announce. In 2011, the Peace Palace Library started to build an Arabic, Persian and Turkish Law collection. Since then, we have added some 3000 items to our catalogue.You can find them dispersed through the catalogue according to their subjects. This 9 volume ‘Encyclopedia of Islamic International Law’, written by Suhayl Husayn al Fatlawi and published in Amman by Dar al Thaqafa in 2014, is a comparative study with Public International Law. Volume 1 “The Principles of Islamic International Law” treats the concept, the sources – Quran, Sunna, treaties, justice and fairness – and general principles, a.o. customary law. Volume 2 “The Morality in Prophet Mohammad Diplomacy” explains the legal position of the Prophet, his morality, the direction of the international relations, in particular with other religions, treaties, the settlement of international disputes and his immunities and privileges. Volume 3 “International Legal Personality in Islam” is about the Islamic State, legal personality for Non-States, Non-Islamic groups and individuals.

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