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  • World Cup Football and the Phantom of Doping

    Library blog - June 14, 2018

    On the eve of the 2018 World Cup finals football, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in agreement with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), has closed its investigation into possible anti-doping rule violations by Russian football-players selected in the 2018 World Cup squad after finding ‘insufficient evidence’ to assert that players had broken rules. Russian national football-players will have to fight against two opponents: the challenging football team and the phantom of doping. But Russia has the home advantage and FIFA will be on their side.

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  • Book launch – Maritime Boundary Delimitation: The Case Law; Is it Consistent and Predictable?

    News and events - May 10, 2018

    The K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea (JCLOS) of the UiT the Arctic University of Norway, the Peace Palace Library and Le Club de Droit International will be hosting a book launch to celebrate the publication of Maritime Boundary Delimitation: The Case Law; Is it Consistent and Predictable? edited by Alex Oude Elferink, Tore Henriksen and Signe Busch of the JCLOS and published by Cambridge University Press.
    The book launch is scheduled to take place at the Peace Palace Library,
    Carnegieplein 2, The Hague on 17 May 2018 from 16:00 to 18:00

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    Book launch – Maritime Boundary Delimitation: The Case Law; Is it Consistent and Predictable? The K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea (JCLOS) of the UiT the Arctic University of Norway, the Peace Palace Library and Le Club de Droit International will be hosting a book launch to celebrate the publication of Maritime […]

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  • EU and Mexico Reach New Agreement on Trade

    Library blog - April 26, 2018

    Saturday, 21 April 2018, the European Union and Mexico reached an agreement on a new free trade deal. “With this agreement, Mexico joins Canada, Japan and Singapore in the growing list of partners willing to work with the EU in defending open, fair and rules-based trade,” said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. The EU and Mexico wanted to update a trade deal agreed 21 years ago that largely covers industrial goods. The European Union and Mexico agreed in 2015 to modernize their trade relations and held two rounds of talks last year. The election of U.S. President Donald Trump has reinforced Mexico’s need to reduce its reliance on the U.S. imports and exports.

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  • U.S. Nuclear Strategy

    Library blog - February 8, 2018

    30 January 2018, U.S. President Trump, during his State of the Union speech, called for a nuclear arsenal “so strong and powerful that it will deter any acts of aggression.”

    The President made clear that his first priority is to protect the United States, allies, and partners. The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (2018 NPR) lays out important policy changes with regard to U.S. nuclear weapons. The renewal of its nuclear forces will have huge implications for the security of the country and its allies, its public finances and the salience of nuclear weapons in global politics. While the United States has continued to reduce the number and salience of nuclear weapons, others, including Russia and China, have moved in the opposite direction.

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  • Olympic Games

    - December 8, 2017

    From 9 February 2018 to 25 February 2018, the XXIII Olympic Winter Games will take place in PyeongChang (Korea). The Olympic Games are the world’s most important international athletic competition. The Olympics bring together thousands of the finest athletes to compete against one another in a variety of individual and team sports. We have created a Library special on this topic in order to provide you easy access to our collection: a selective bibliography, newsletters, books, articles and online resources.

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  • Russia at the 2018 Winter Olympics?

    Library blog - November 30, 2017

    Russia has been banned from the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which begin on 9 February 2018. September 2017, the world’s leading anti-doping agencies have come together to demand Russia be banned from the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next year and to warn the International Olympic Committee it must stop paying lip service to the fight against doping. In november 2017, the IOC’s Oswald Commission sanctioned 25 Russian athletes for using doping at the XXll Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, in 2014. The Russian athletes have been declared ineligible to be accredited in any capacity for all editions of the Games of the Olympiad and the Olympic Winter Games subsequent to the Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

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  • ICTY Sentences Ratko Mladić to Life Imprisonment

    Library blog - November 23, 2017

    Ratko Mladić, the former commander of the Bosnian Serb army and one-time fugitive from international justice, has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) at The Hague. The “Butcher of Bosnia” to his enemies and critics, Mladić was the most notorious of the ICTY’s 161 indictees, along with former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadžić and late Serbian President Slobodan Milosević. The ICTY convicted Mladić of crimes it labelled as some of the “most heinous” in human history, in one of the highest profile war crimes cases since the post-World War Two Nuremberg trials of Germany’s Nazi leadership.

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  • Catalonia’s Referendum for Independence

    Library blog - September 29, 2017

    June 9, 2017, Catalonia’s regional president, Carles Puigdemont, announced an independence referendum will be held on 1 October. Voters would be asked: “Do you want Catalonia to be an independent country in the form of a republic?” Spain’s central government continues to say it will block the referendum using all the legal and political means at its disposal. Although the Catalonia regional government has insisted the unilateral poll will go ahead on Sunday, the Spanish government has vowed to stop the vote, which it says is a clear violation of the constitution. Spain’s constitutional court has suspended the legislation underpinning the referendum while it rules on its legality.

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  • Fifty Years of Space Law– Space Law in 50 Years

    News and events - August 18, 2017

    The 2017 Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations has started for a period of three weeks. Theme this year: Fifty Years of Space Law– Space Law in 50 Years. In the first part the current lex lata will be described, first of all from the perspective of basic concepts and secondly from the perspective of specific forms of application/as applicable to space activities. This first part shall make evident the development that international space law has gone through up to 2017. The second part of the contribution shall underline how the rules applicable to human activities in outer space could develop in the coming 50 years. The Peace Palace Library has prepared a selective bibliography on this topic.

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