• Peace Palace Library Lecture Summary: Legacies of the Armenian Genocide

    News and events - May 30, 2018

    This is a summary report of a Peace Palace Library Lecture entitled ‘Legacies of the Armenian Genocide’ that took place on 7 May 2018. The Peace Palace Library was proud to host the following distinguished speakers. The first speaker of the evening was Jeroen Vervliet, Director of the Peace Palace Library. He studied history and Law at the […]

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  • Lecture: Legacies of the Armenian Genocide

    News and events - May 4, 2018

    The Peace Palace Library has the pleasure to announce a lecture and panel discussion on ‘Legacies of the Armenian Genocide’. Date: 7th of May Time: 17:00-19:00, you can gather at 16:45 at the security lodge, please carry a valid ID.  Language: English Place: Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 2 Den Haag, Seminar Room. Costs: Free of charge, […]

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  • Perspectives on Mass Violence: Peace and Conflict Studies and Genocide Studies Compared

    Library blog - March 1, 2018

    This week’s compelling guest blog compares the fields of Conflict Studies with Genocide Studies, its intriguing differences and similarities and the general lack of cross-pollination between them, even though they both deal with questions of collective violence and individual participation in violence. The author, Kjell Anderson, is a jurist and social scientist and works in both fields of Conflict Studies and Genocide studies.

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  • A Historic Moment for International Criminal Justice: ICC Jurisdiction Activated over the Crime of Aggression

    Library blog - December 15, 2017

    A historic decision has been taken to activate the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the Crime of Aggression, at the Sixteenth meeting of Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Statute of the ICC in New York. The ASP adopted a resolution that adds the crime of aggression to the crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. This achievement has only been possible due to the work of many NGO’s, States and ceaseless individuals, in particular the former Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Tribunal, Benjamin Ferencz . He worked for many decades with an unending patience to achieve this breakthrough.

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  • Bibliography: Kosovo Specialist Chambers & Specialist Prosecutor’s Office


    Articles Williams, S., “The Specialist Chambers of Kosovo: the Limits of Internationalization?”, Journal of international criminal justice, 14 (2016), No. 1, pp. 25-51. Cimiotta, E., “The Specialist Chambers and the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office in Kosovo: The ‘Regionalization’of International Criminal Justice in Context”, Journal of international criminal justice, 14 (2016), No. 1, pp. 53-72. Cross, M.E., […]

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    Evolving Law Libraries

    News and events - February 17, 2017

    At the turn of the century the role of Law Libraries and legal librarians had not changed fundamentally since their inception. Facing formidable challenges ever since, mostly by technology, their role has changed considerably. Law Libraries can be seen as the provider and gatekeepers of legal information. Correspondingly, a Law Library is also dependent on the institution that it is embedded within. In that sense, there is a mutually beneficial relationship. There are many different types of Law Libraries, think of Law Libraries servicing government institutions like courts and legislatures, or Law Libraries in the private sector assisting law firms and academic Law Libraries that aid students and scholars.

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  • Using the G-Word?

    Library blog - November 7, 2016

    Using the term genocide to describe a set of crimes potentially entails moral, political and legal consequences for States, with the ultimate fear of being dragged in a military ordeal. It is therefore the cause of many heavily disputed matters. Consequently, there is a high threshold for governments and parliaments to occasion a genocide determination, euphemistically known as the G-word. When in 1994 the depth of massacres in Rwanda emerged ‘’U.S. officials were afraid that the use of the stinging term would cause demands for intervention that the administration did not intend to meet’’.

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