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  • Air Warfare and International Law: A Bibliographic Overview

    Library blog - January 4, 2018

    All armed conflicts are covered by the basic rules and principles of the laws of war, wherever the theatre of operations might be, land, sea or air. Although some treaty and customary law specifically refers to certain aspects of aerial warfare, no specific regulation of modern air warfare has yet been adopted. Nevertheless, it is clear that the general principles and rules of international humanitarian law apply. We have created a bibliographic overview on this topic intended as a starting point for your research.

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  • Air Warfare/Bombardments: A Bibliographic Overview

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  • Jerusalem and International Law: A Bibliographic Overview

    Library blog - December 7, 2017

    US President Donald Trump’s pledge to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has caused considerable controversy across the world. If the United States moved the embassy to Jerusalem, it would mean that the US effectively recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. That would overturn 70 years of international consensus, and, many argue, would effectively signal the end of moves to achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians. We have created a bibliographic overview on this topic intended as a starting point for research.

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  • Jerusalem’s Legal Status: A Bibliographic Overview

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  • Hiroshima A-Bombed Tree Ceremony

    News and events - December 6, 2017

    On the occasion of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to ICAN, a descendant of a Haki-kima-kaki tree (Diospyros kaki) that has emerged after the Hiroshima atomic attack has found a new home in the garden of the Peace Palace. Seeds from that Hako-kima-kaki tree were sent from Hiroshima to the Hortus botanicus in Leiden. They have been germinated there and have now grown into a beautiful young tree. In short speeches we have commemorated the victims of the atomic attack that remind us of the need to abolish nuclear weapons. The cruelty of atomic bombs and the suffering of the citizens of Horoshima and Nagasaki is engraved in our memory. Yet the beauty of a surviving tree from Japan gives hope for a better and more peaceful world.

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  • Book Launch: Oppenheim’s International Law: United Nations

    News and events - November 23, 2017

    On Tuesday, 21 November, the Great Hall of Justice was the scene of the book presentation of the newest book in the Oppenheim series ‘Oppenheim’s International Law: United Nations’. In front of distinguished guests from the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Hague Academy of International Law, the Carnegie Foundation, and legal specialists from abroad, this book was presented as the result of many years of hard and diligent work by Dame Rosalyn Higgins.

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  • Ratko Mladic Found Guilty

    News and events - November 22, 2017

    Mladic has been sentenced to life in prison. He is convicted of the massacre of more than 7,000 Bosniak men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995 and the siege of Sarajevo in which more than 10,000 people died.

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  • A World Free of Nuclear Weapons

    - November 3, 2017

    With it’s recent decision to honour the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the Nobel Committee has sent a powerful message of concern that should be attached to nuclear weapons. It comes at a moment when North Korea is actively developing its nuclear programme, the fate of the Iran nuclear deal is in the balance, and the United States and Russia are both seeking to modernise their nuclear forces. ICAN campaigned for the drafting of an entirely new disarmament agreement – the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – that was opened for signature at the United Nations in July this year. We have created a Library special on nuclear disarmament in order to provide you easy access to our collection.

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  • Hague Academy Registrations 2018 Summer Courses

    News and events - November 1, 2017

    The registrations for the 2018 Summer Courses on Public International Law and Private International Law of The Hague Academy of International Law, as well as for its Centre for Studies and Research, will be opened on November 1st, 2017.

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