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  • Electronic resources : E-books in Springer, Beck and Kluwer

    News and events - February 20, 2012

    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.

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  • P.R.I.M.E. Finance : Open for business!

    Library blog - January 16, 2012

    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 […]

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  • World Trade Organization - Research Guide International Law

    World Trade Organization

    Research guide

    The World Trade Organization is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.

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  • Sports | Research Guide International Law

    Sport

    Research guide

    Today sports have an increasing influence within society and commerce. Major sports events like the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup are watched by billions of people around the world. Complementary to sports-related national law is lex sportiva, such as FIFA Regulations and the IOC Code of Ethics. International sports federations govern international sport. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) routinely decides on the most important disputes stemming from international sporting competitions.

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  • Law of the Sea

    Research guide

    The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Montego Bay, 10 December 1982), UNCLOS, is the most comprehensive treaty in public international law and covers a range of Law of the Sea topics, such as delimitation of maritime boundaries, islands, maritime zones, fisheries, marine environment protection, deep seabed mining, marine scientific research, criminal acts at sea and ocean governance. ITLOS and ICJ and PCA have jurisdiction to settle international disputes on law of the sea.

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  • Private International Law - Research Guide International Law

    Private International Law

    Research guide

    Private international law governs the choice of law to apply when there are conflicts in the domestic law of different countries related to private transactions. This means that there is a dispute or transaction that involves one of the following: what jurisdiction applies regarding the choice of court, forum selection, renvoi (transfer of proceedings), choice of applicable law and recognition or enforcement of a foreign judgment. National laws are the primary sources of private international law.

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  • Foreign Direct Investment - Research Guide International Law

    Foreign Direct Investment

    Research guide

    Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is a category of investment that reflects the objective of establishing a lasting interest by a resident enterprise in one economy in an enterprise that is resident in an economy other than that of the direct investor. FDI is considered to be both an important indicator and a driving force of what is called economic globalization. The growth of FDI has been facilitated by various political actors, including national governments and international organizations.

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  • International Contracts - Research Guide International Law

    International Contracts

    Research guide

    International business transactions are described in the form of an international contract, containing the objective(s) and commitments of each of the parties involved and the terms which govern the transaction. International contract law is a branch of private international law. This type of law is frequently applied to as international sales law. International sales contracts are governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) from 1980.

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  • European Union

    Research guide

    The European Union is a political and economic union of 28 member states in Europe. The EU operates through a hybrid system of supranational and intergovernmental decision-making. The EU has developed an internal single market (free movement of people, goods, services, and capital) through a standardized system of laws that apply in all member states. The EU maintain common policies on trade, agriculture, fisheries, and regional development, justice and home affairs, common security and defense.

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  • International Commercial Law - Research Guide International Law

    International Commercial Law

    Research guide

    International commercial law is a body of applicable rules, principles and customary practices that govern cross-border commercial activities and transactions of private parties. As such, international commercial law is part of private international law, while its international trade law counterpart, governing the trade relations between States, is part of international economic law. In these fields of law there is a strong tendency for harmonization and unification, for example in UNCITRAL Model laws.

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