The military leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas, Ahmed Jabari, has been assassinated in an Israeli air strike in Gaza. Who is the initial aggressor in this particular case? Peace negotiations with Hamas resulted in a ceasefire on November 21, at 9 pm., which has been respected so far.
Both parties claim the victory.Read more
The Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute has been close to the boil for months. The Japanese prime minister, Yoshihiko Noda, took the decision to buy the islands to head off a more destabilising but popular proposal not only to acquire them but also to begin their active development. China’s reaction, including unleashing mass protests, sending ships to the area […]Read more
Cheaters have caused a lot of harm to the Olympic movement over the past few decades and it is reasonable for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to wish for clean Olympic Games. In the fight against doping the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) set up a system of strict liability on doping offencesRead more
This evening the XXX Olympic Games will start in London. London has organized the Olympic Games twice: in 1908 and 1948. How will the Court of Arbitration for Sports be involved in Olympic Games in general and in the London Olympics in particular? “Because the IOC and each IF seek to apply and enforce a set of uniform rules consistently […]Read more
FIFA has nominated the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, to be its lead anti-corruption investigator, match-fixing investigation, soccerRead more
Diamonds are found in many countries around the world, but the majority (approximately 65%) are found in Africa. Conflict diamonds are rough diamonds used by rebel movements or their allies to finance conflict aimed at undermining legitimate governments. as described in relevant resolutions by the UN Security Council and UN General Assembly. Currently, less than 1% of the world’s diamonds are conflict diamonds. Kimberley ProcessRead more
Nowadays nature is threatened by all kinds of dangers which usually have one common denominator: they are caused by humans. Everyday human activity is affecting wildlife in many ways, such as habitat destruction, the use of pesticides, monoculture, genetically manipulated organisms and pollution, which is driving many species towards extinction. For birds, habitat loss is the most important factor closely followed by threats posed by materials used to build in the construction industry. The trend among architects is to use plate glass in building, purely for aesthetic reasons.Read more
In order to develope into a digital library the Peace Palace Library is offering a multitude of e-resources: e-journals, e-books and electronic (legal) databases. Those e-resources are only available inside our Library.
As we speak quite a lot of periodicals and books are available on paper and online as well.Read more
On 16 January 2012, the P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation has started its activities with an opening conference followed by seminars on Dispute Resolution in the Financial Markets in the Peace Palace in The Hague. The Foundation oversees the activities of its Panel of Recognized International Market Experts in Finance (P.R.I.M.E. Finance), chosen for their relevant experience in financial market practice or […]Read more
Aujourd’hui, le sport a une influence sans cesse croissante dans la société et le commerce. Les grands événements sportifs comme les Jeux olympiques ou la coupe du monde de la FIFA sont regardés par des milliards de personnes dans le monde entier, entraînant un impact économique et social mondial. Les fédérations sportives internationales (FSI) régissent […]Read more