Book Launch: T.M.C. Asser (1838-1913) : “in Quest of Liberty, Justice, and Peace” / by Arthur EyffingerNews and events - September 2, 2019
During the 79th Session of the Institut de Droit international, held at the Peace Palace in the Hague from 26th August – 31st August, the author Arthur Eyffinger launched his book in a Joint panel of the Institute of International and the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law (evening 29th August 2019):
The Life and Work of Tobias Asser: what are their echoes in the 21st century?
This publication presents a comprehensive review of the life and intellectual legacy of the Dutch Nobel Peace laureate and father of the Hague tradition of international law. It is the first research study based on a wealth of recently disclosed private and family files, and deepens and modifies all earlier evaluations.Read more
Guestblog by Philipp Ullmer
This blogpost entails a short insight on the topic of extraterritoriality, which I was working on during the last six months as an intern at the Peace Palace Library. My tasks were mainly related to finding relevant titles for the bibliography that serves the Centre for Studies and Research as part of The Hague Academy of International Law.
So, from where do we start?Read more
To grasp the concept of extraterritoriality, one must understand its underlying jurisdictional principles. For the purpose of this blog, I would like to focus on the territoriality principle, under which a state has jurisdiction over acts or omissions committed within its territory.
Next week the Centre of Research 2019 of the Hague Academy of International Law (from August 19 to September 6, 2019) is going to start at the Hague Academy of International Law.Read more
Theme of research this year will be: Extraterritoriality.
The question of extraterritoriality requires the examination, at a very general level, of the allocation of power among States. More specifically, it requires consideration of the factors that are likely (or not) to justify the extraterritorial scope of state action, particularly in areas involving transnational movements and flows (cybersecurity and cyber defense, human rights, migration, global cartels, global capital markets).
Space law consists of international space law, governing the activities of States and international intergovernmental organizations, and national space law, governing the activities of individual countries and their nationals. Advancing technology and scientific progress extend human activities in space more and more. These developments will require new regulations of space tourism, space debris, satellites, space mining, property rights on celestial bodies and encounters with alien entities.Read more
Today is the set date in the Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union, the United Kingdom is allowed formally to leave the European Union (Brexit).
However, the British Parliament (House of Commons) has to give her approval to Theresa May’s deal. The British Prime minister has even offered to resign, if the House of Commons would vote for her deal. Nevertheless, the House of Commons has shown many ‘NO’ ‘s even to options discussed and proposed within the Parliament.Read more
The Peace Palace Library welcomes all students of the very first session of the Winter Courses, 7-25 January 2019, of the Hague Academy of International Law.
The coming three weeks, the Library will serve as the Academy’s ‘home library’, providing the students with access to all books, articles, essays and documentation on international law available in either paper or electronic format.Read more
Japan will officially withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), with the intention to resume commercial whaling in its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in July 2019. Commercial whaling was banned under a 1986 International Whaling Commission moratorium. But Japan has used a loophole to continue hunting whales legally since 1987 for what it claims is scientific research. So the international agreement never stopped Japanese whaling, because it allowed the country to continue killing whales for scientific research while selling the meat. Iceland and Norway object to the moratorium and continue to hunt whales commercially without relying on science as an excuse.Read more
Recently, Football Leaks revealed that Gianni Infantino, currently president of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), during negotiations with Manchester City and Paris St. Germain, in his capacity as general secretary of European football’s governing body UEFA in 2014 agreed on reduced punishments: Manchester City and PSG overvalued sponsorship deals to help meet UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. The latest documents provide insight into the activities of wealthy Gulf individuals and organisations, who have become increasingly influential in soccer and other businesses in Europe and beyond; the nature of the huge sums flowing through some leading clubs; and the uneven way soccer authorities have dealt with application of the sport’s rules.Read more
The 2018 Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations has started this week for a period of three weeks. The Centre is designed to bring together young international lawyers of a high standard from all over the world, to undertake original research on a common general theme which is determined each year by the Curatorium of the Academy. Theme this year: International inspections. The usefulness of ‘international inspections’ is recognised in many areas of international law: in one way or another, inspections form part of international legal regimes in fields as diverse as international economic law (World Bank Inspection Panels), international environmental law (MEA), disarmament (IAEA, OPCW, etc.), the law of the sea (e.g. Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources), human rights and international dispute settlement.Read more
On 17 July 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed in Donetsk Oblast, Eastern Ukraine. All 298 people on board MH17, which was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, died. It claimed the lives of 193 Dutch nationals, 43 from Malaysia, and 27 from Australia. Other victims came from a variety of countries including Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and the Philippines. From the start, both the investigation into the cause of the crash and the criminal investigation into the downing of Flight MH17 were severely challenged due to the ongoing armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian separatists, supported by the Russian Federation, and the Ukrainian government.Read more