• Encyclopedia of Islamic International Law

    Nouvelle - avril 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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  • Syria: Reports of Alleged Chemical Attack

    Nouvelle - avril 5, 2017

    4 April 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today said that he is “deeply disturbed” by reports of alleged use of chemical weapons in an airstrike in the Khan Shaykhun area of southern Idlib, Syria. In a statement from his spokesperson, the Secretary-General expressed heartfelt condolences to the victims of the incident and their families. He noted that the UN Security Council affirmed that the use of chemical weapons “constitutes a serious violation of international law” and runs counter to resolutions passed by the 15-member body.

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  • UN Urges Building More Just, Equal Societies

    Nouvelle - mars 21, 2017

    Speaking at an event yesterday marking the International Day of Happiness, the deputy United Nations chief called for more inclusive, equitable and balanced approaches to development that promote sustainability, poverty eradication, happiness and well-being of all peoples.

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  • Donation Leonhard-Woltjer Foundation

    Nouvelle - mars 9, 2017

    The Leonhard-Woltjer Foundation has graciously donated hundreds of books to our Library. Main topics are Israel, Palestine, the Arab-Israeli conflict, Zionism and Judaism. The Peace Palace Library would like to express its gratitude and appreciation to the board members of the Foundation who made this possible.

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  • New Secretary-General of the The Hague Academy of International Law

    Nouvelle - février 17, 2017

    As of January 1st, the new Secretary-General of the The Hague Academy took office. Professor Jean-Marc Thouvenin, Professor at Paris-Nanterre University, has been appointed to succeed Professor Yves Daudet who occupied this position from 2005 to 2017.

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  • Reforming UNO’s Peace and Security Architecture

    Nouvelle - février 15, 2017

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the establishment of an internal review team that will take forward the reforms to the UN Secretariat peace and security strategy, functioning and architecture, which he outlined when he was appointed the Secretary-General last year.

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  • President Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

    Nouvelle - février 1, 2017

    President Trump on Tuesday nominated Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, elevating a conservative in the mold of Justice Antonin Scalia to succeed the late jurist and touching off an intense fight with Senate Democrats at the start of his presidency over the ideological bent of the nation’s highest court.

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  • US Travel Ban: Legal Challenges

    Nouvelle - janvier 30, 2017

    President Donald Trump’s executive order banning people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the US has triggered legal challenges, protests and travel chaos across the world.

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  • Top Priorities 2017 UN Peacebuilding Commission

    Nouvelle - janvier 26, 2017

    Chairman of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, Ambassador Cho Tae-yul (Republic of Korea), presents the press the intergovernmental advisory board’s key objectives for 2017.
    Top Priorities 2017 UN Peacebuilding Commission

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  • Christmas Tree

    Nouvelle - décembre 14, 2016

    The Christmas Tree has arrived! Pease, notice that the Library will be closed on the 23rd, 26th and 30th of December 2016. Merry Christmas!
    Koch, J., Von Helden und Opfern: Kulturgeschichte des deutschen Kriegsgedenkens, Darmstadt, WBG, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2013.

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