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  • The Library’s Arabic Law collection

    Nouvelle - octobre 13, 2017

    Since 2011 we have built an extensive collection of books in the Arabic language. The books come from diverse countries, from Mauritania and Morocco to Egypt and Sudan, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq to Yemen and Oman. The main topics we’ve selected are: public international law, international criminal law, Islamic law (almost 400 titles), national positive law and related subjects.
    Islamic law

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  • Systematic Classification of International Law

    Nouvelle - octobre 13, 2017

    The Online Public Access Catalog includes bibliographical references to books, periodicals and articles that are available in the Peace Palace Library. The Library possesses an in-house systematic classification, modernised and updated as of 01-01-2016, which is used to classify books, essays and articles. Originally created in 1916, the systematic classification supports your search with regard to content and is divided into five sections.

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  • Book Review: War, Peace and International Order?

    Blog - octobre 12, 2017

    This book attempts to assess the history and on-going relevance of the 1899 and 1907 Hague peace conferences, the conventions they brought into being, the institutions they established and the precedents they set. The exact legacies of the two conferences remain unclear. On the one hand, diplomatic and military historians, who cast their gaze to 1914, traditionally dismiss the events of 1899 and 1907 as insignificant footnotes on the path to the First World War. On the other, experts in international law posit that The Hague’s foremost legacy lies in the manner in which the conferences progressed the law of war and the concept and application of international justice.

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  • Happy Birthday! Peace Palace 104 Years Anniversary

    Nouvelle - août 28, 2017

    For centuries violent wars had raged in Europe. Harvests were destroyed, houses were plundered, families torn apart. Society was unsettled time and again. The raw images of the battlefield that through the invention of photography now also reached the home front, did serious damage to the idea that war was essential for defending the glory […]

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  • Sovereignty and Territorial Temptation: The Grotian Tendency

    Nouvelle - août 25, 2017

    This powerful book stands on its head the most venerated tradition in international law and discusses the challenges of scarcity, sovereignty, and territorial temptation. Newly emergent resources, accessible through global climate change, discovery, or technological advancement, highlight time-tested problems of sovereignty and challenge liberal internationalism’s promise of beneficial or shared solutions. From the High Arctic to the hyper-arid reaches of the Atacama Desert, from the South China Sea to the history of the law of the sea, from doctrinal and scholarly treatments to institutional forms of global governance, the historically recurring problem of territorial temptation in the ageless age of scarcity calls into question the future of the global commons, and illuminates the tendency among states to share resources, but only when necessary.

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  • The Hague Academy 2017 Welcome to All Students!

    Nouvelle - août 4, 2017

    The Peace Palace Library welcomes all students of the Private International Law summer courses, second period, 31 July 2017 – 18 August 2017, 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.
    Welcome to All Students of the 2014 Hague Academy Summer Courses!

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  • Legal Databases

    Nouvelle - août 4, 2017

    The Peace Palace Library has paid subscriptions to online content of a growing collection of legal databases from all around the world. During the Academy period, all students will have access to over 40 legal databases from South-Africa, France, India, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Tanzania, Zambia and many more. The Library also offers databases on legal subjects such as international criminal law, investment arbitration and oil, gas – and energy law.

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  • E-Learning Environment

    Nouvelle - août 4, 2017

    During the 2017 Summer Courses, the Peace Palace Library ensures that the Reading Materials for the courses for each Professor are made available through the e-learning environment of the website of the Hague Academy of International Law. Read more on the Hague’s Academy’s learning environment and how to use it.

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  • Library Special: The Hague Academy 2017

    Nouvelle - juillet 6, 2017

    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. In this Library special, we present you all relevant information. Our July and August Newsletters will be entirely devoted to the coming summer courses, so stay tuned!

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  • Library Special: Kosovo Special Chambers

    Nouvelle - juillet 6, 2017

    This Library Special is intended as a starting point for research on the Specialist Chambers and is a work in progress. Considering that the Specialist Chambers are not yet fully judicially operational operational, the focus for the time being will be on the founding instruments, legal literature and other relevant materials available in- and outside the Peace Palace Library, both in print and electronic format. These materials are presented in the Bibliography section.

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