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  • Library Closed until Further Notice

    News and events - May 14, 2021

    The Library will be closed until further notice due to the extended national lockdown in the Netherlands.

    All online resources will be available during confinement and our programs will run without interruption, with the exception of our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services.

    If you need to contact the Services Desk or you would like to speak to a Librarian, please send an email to library@peacepalace.org. As soon as we are legally able, we will gradually reopen the Library.

    For the latest information, please follow our social media channels and sign up for the Library Newsletter.

    Stay healthy, stay safe, the PPL Staff

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  • Language of Peace (Research Tool)

    News and events - April 14, 2021

    Language of Peace is a research tool providing access to around 1000 peace agreements concluded in the post-WWII era, categorized article by article according to the issues they address, from ceasefires through human rights to power sharing. Through this innovative tool, users can search agreements according to 226 issues, organized under 26 main issue headings, and refine their results through a number of filters, such as parties/witnesses, region, date range and conflict type, or make use of the word search function. Search results can subsequently be bookmarked and exported in either PDF or DOCX format. Furthermore, in order to provide information about the broader context of provisions on a particular issue, Language of Peace is linked to the UN Peacemaker database, which contains full text PDF documents of the agreements. Language of Peace was developed as part of the Legal Tools for Peace-Making project at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Political Affairs; the website was designed and developed by PASTPRESENTFUTURE. The project is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council.

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  • UPDATE NOVEMBER: Library Reopens Tomorrow

    News and events - November 18, 2020

    Tomorrow, Thursday 19 November, we will reopen the Library!

    On November 17, the Dutch government announced that Libraries will be able to reopen again, after a two week closure. This means that the Library Reading Room will reopen its doors to regular full-time hours (10.00-17.00) on working days. Please do not forget to register your visit at least one day in advance, to wear your mask during your visit and observe social distancing.

    We look forward to welcoming you soon!

    Kind regards, PPL Staff

    For the latest information, please check our website and social media channels and sign up for the Library Newsletter.

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  • UPDATE NOVEMBER: Library Closed

    News and events - November 4, 2020

    Due to the reconfinement announcement by the Dutch government on Tuesday November 3, 2020, the Peace Palace Library will be closed, as of Thursday November 5, for a period of two weeks.

    All online resources will be available during confinement and our programs will run without interruption, with the exception of our ILL Services. If you need to contact the Services Desk or you would like to speak to a librarian, please send an email to library@peacepalace.org.

    As soon as we are legally able, we will gradually reopen the Library. For the latest information, please check our website and social media channels and sign up for the Library Newsletter.

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Abdoulaye Sylla

    News and events - October 30, 2020

    Je suis Abdoulaye SYLLA et je viens de la République de Guinée (Château d’eau de l’Afrique de l’Ouest). Depuis 2013, je vis en France dans le cadre de mon projet d’étude. Après un double Master 2 en droits de l’homme respectivement à l’Institut des droits de l’homme de Lyon (IDHL) et à l’Université Pierre-Mendès-France de […]

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  • HeinOnline: Civil Rights and Social Justice

    News and events - October 30, 2020

    HeinOnline’s Civil Rights and Social Justice database brings together a diverse offering of publications covering civil rights in the United States as their legal protections and definitions are expanded to cover more and more Americans. Containing links to more than 500 scholarly articles, hearings and committee prints, legislative histories on the landmark legislation, CRS and […]

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  • European sovereignty Peace Palace Library blog Jaap Hoeksma

    Nature EU Established Beyond Doubt

    Library blog - August 26, 2020

    Guest blog by Jaap Hoeksma.

    The EU and its predecessors have been struggling with their identity ever since the start of the great transformation of Europe after World War II. As early as 1957 an international conference was convened in order to assess the nature of the newly founded European Coal and Steel Community. Was the ECSC comparable to the existing international river commissions or should it be regarded as a new kind of entity? Since the participants as well as later generations failed to reach consensus, the stakeholders in the debate agreed to disagree by describing the EC as an ‘organization sui generis’. Numerous treaties and enlargements onward, the academic community continues to portray the EU in terms of an ‘organization sui generis’ as if nothing has happened!

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  • Book Donation: Application of Foreign Law

    News and events - January 8, 2020

    During the Private Law Course of The Hague Academy, mr. Can Yöney, a Turkish researcher and teaching assistant at Marmara University, donated his book the ‘Application of Foreign Law’ (Yabancı Hukukun Uygulanması) to the Peace Palace Library.

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Taras Leshkovych

    Library blog - December 20, 2019

    My name is Taras Leshkovych and I am from Western Ukraine, from the beautiful city of Lviv. I have dreamt about getting to the Peace Palace for nearly 10 years, since my graduate studies in Ukraine. And not merely as a visitor but in some form of professional capacity. I even have had a picture of the Palace on my work desk since that time as an inspiration and a constant reminder of my professional goals.

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  • Final Words: Interview with Librarian Niels van Tol

    Library blog - December 20, 2019

    After 16 years, it is time to leave the Peace Palace Library. My colleague Candice Alihusain asked me for an interview but unfortunately, due to lots of work, this did not happen. My current work for Erasmus University Library, extremely interesting and educational as it is, also left me unable to write down something. But one has to do what one has to do and I hereby provide you with a small interview.

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