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  • Iconography of Bertha von Suttner

    Iconography of Bertha von Suttner

    Library blog - June 20, 2014

    Baroness Bertha von Suttner, the Austrian 1905 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, has been an icon since the enormous success of her book “Lay down your arms”, published in 1889. As her fame grew internationally, she turned into a “modern day celebrity”. Stamps and coins bear her image, streets, schools and squares are named after her. Films and books about her life are mementos for her achievements. Here we present some images of Bertha von Suttner, showing her change from an Austrian countess, dressed for a ball in Viennese aristocratic circles to the formidable warrior for peace, the lady in the long black dress. Her face mirrors the struggles , the battles she fought to promote her ideals.

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  • How the O.J. Simpson murder trial 20 years ago changed the media landscape

    Library blog - June 10, 2014

    The cameras came on, and America stopped to watch. O.J. Simpson was in the back of a white Ford Bronco, former college and National Football League teammate Al Cowlings behind the wheel, and police cars were trailing slowly behind. Around 95 million viewers tuned in, reality playing out on jostling helicopter cameras, on handmade signs draped onto overpasses of Los Angeles freeways, Friday night programming interrupted on televisions across America.

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  • Peace Palace Library Tiananmen Bibliography

    Library blog - June 4, 2014

    Tiananmen Square in the Peace Palace Library Chronology of events related to the 1989 Tiananmen square incident, In: World Affairs 152 (1989-90) 3, 129-134 Tibet to Tiananmen : chinese human rights and United States foreign policy, by  W. Gary Vause, Maryland : University of Maryland School of Law, 1989 Behind the Tiananmen Massacre : social, […]

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  • Peace Palace Library Tiananmen Bibliography

    Library blog - June 4, 2014

    Tiananmen Square in the Peace Palace Library Chronology of events related to the 1989 Tiananmen square incident, In: World Affairs 152 (1989-90) 3, 129-134 Tibet to Tiananmen : chinese human rights and United States foreign policy, by  W. Gary Vause, Maryland : University of Maryland School of Law, 1989 Behind the Tiananmen Massacre : social, […]

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  • Recognition for jurisdiction: A bold move to end impunity for the atrocities in Syria

    Library blog - April 24, 2014

    Many have lamented that because the ICC does not have jurisdiction over Syria, there is little the Hague-based court can do to hold to account those responsible for the slaughter of 150,000 people, sexual abuse, purposive starvation, and other ongoing horrors. According to the U.N., many of these human rights abuses very likely constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. Proposals such as France’s to have the U.N. Security Council refer the situation in Syria to the ICC are likely to fail because Russia supports Bashar al-Assad and can veto any such referral.

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  • Article 247 of the Treaty of Versailles and the “Mystic Lamb”

    Article 247 of the Treaty of Versailles and the “Mystic Lamb”

    First World War Centenary - February 27, 2014

    The ‘biography’ of the Ghent Altarpiece, also called the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, reads like a thriller. From the beginning this fascinating work was the object of passionate desire to either possess or destroy it. During the centuries of its existence, the altarpiece witnessed religious upheavals in the Southern Netherlands, came close to being destroyed during these outbreaks of iconoclasm and was damaged when moved to save guard it or when stolen. It endured fires, Napoleon’s looting army and two world wars. Parts of it were stolen, burned, recovered and stolen again and again.

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  • Vietnam: Quash Conviction of Le Quoc Quan

    International law news - February 17, 2014

    The Hanoi Appeal Court on February 18, 2014, should strike down the political conviction of human rights lawyer Le Quoc Quan on trumped up charges of tax evasion, Human Rights Watch said today.

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  • Vietnam: Quash Conviction of Le Quoc Quan

    - February 17, 2014

    The Hanoi Appeal Court on February 18, 2014, should strike down the political conviction of human rights lawyer Le Quoc Quan on trumped up charges of tax evasion, Human Rights Watch said today.

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  • Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914)

    Bertha von Suttner Lectures at the ICC

    News and events - December 5, 2013

    Two lectures on the legacy of Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914), pacifist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, at the invation of the International Criminal Court by Candice Alihusain, Peace Palace Library and Professor Hope May, Central Michigan University.

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  • Springer's MyCopy: eBook Printed for Just 24.99 Euros!

    Springer’s MyCopy: eBook Printed for Just 24.99 Euros!

    News and events - November 15, 2013

    Good news for researchers in the Peace Palace Library. Get your personal copy of an eBook from Springer! More and more Springer e-books in the Peace Palace Library collection offer this MyCopy service. Visiting researchers can order a private copy of the book they need via the Springer link, shown in the catalogue.

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