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  • Systematic Classification of International Law

    Nouvelle - mars 30, 2017

    The Library possesses an in-house systematic classification, modernised and updated as of 2016, which is used to classify books, essays and articles. It supports your search with regard to content and is divided into five sections.

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  • The Emerging Legal Regime of Wrecks of Warships

    Blog - février 3, 2017

    The status in international law of operational warships has been long established. In contrast, the status of such vessels after they have sunk has been, and remains, a matter of considerable uncertainty. The 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) provides no rules whatsoever relating to sunken warships nor to wrecks more generally. However, over the last decades, technological advances have led to the discovery of many new wreck sites, fuelling commercial interest in these wrecks. As we have seen in our previous blog, illegal scavenging of war wrecks has caused significant upset among governments, war veterans and historians who want to preserve the final resting place of sailors who went down with their ships.

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  • Grotiana, 37 (2017)

    Nouvelle - janvier 6, 2017

    Please, view the newest edition of Grotiana. The journal’s leading objective is the furtherance of the Grotian tradition.
    Grotiana, 37 (2017)

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  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace

    Nouvelle - décembre 21, 2016

    A Declaration of Christmas Peace is announced in several Finnish cities on Christmas Eve. The oldest and most popular event is held at noon at the Old Great Square of the former Finnish capital Turku, where the declaration has been read since the 1320s. The Declaration of Christmas Peace is a tradition which launches the Christmas celebrations and in a way marks the official start of Christmas. The exact wording used during the first few centuries of the tradition has been lost over time, but the main contents of the declaration remain the same: the declaration is read out loud to remind people that Christmas Peace has begun, to advise people to spend the festive period in harmony, to threaten offenders with harsh punishments, and to wish all a merry Christmas!

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  • New Publication: Recueil des cours, Collected Courses, Tome/Volume 380

    Hague Academy @fr - décembre 21, 2016

    ISBN 978-90-04-32131-1, The Hague Academy of International Law, Leiden, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. With contributions from H. van Loon, P.-G. Pougoué and T. Kruger.
    New Publication: Recueil des cours, Collected Courses, Tome/Volume 380

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  • Peace Palace by Night

    Nouvelle - décembre 21, 2016

    Around New Year the Peace Palace will be beautifully illuminated. Take part in a guided tour and discover an enchanting palace! A guide will tell you about the building and about the institutions housed in it. A tour through the Great and Small Hall of Justice, the corridors and the Japanese Room will give you an impression of the most beautiful rooms of the Palace. Book your tickets (€12,-) on the Peace Palace website. Tours have duration of approximately 45 minutes and are offered in Dutch and in English. A group consists of a maximum of 20 people. We recommend you to visit the exhibition and watch the film in the Visitors Centre before participating in a guided tour. Please note: Visitors are admitted only with a valid ID.

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  • António Guterres UN Secretary-General

    Nouvelle - décembre 13, 2016

    Mr. António Guterres, former Prime Minister of Portugal (1995-2002) and former UN High Commissioner for Refugees (2005-2015), was sworn in as the ninth UN Secretary-General.Koch, J., Von Helden und Opfern: Kulturgeschichte des deutschen Kriegsgedenkens, Darmstadt, WBG, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2013.

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  • People on War 2016

    Nouvelle - décembre 9, 2016

    Over 17,000 people in 16 countries were asked to share their views on a range of issues relating to war – in the ICRC People on War survey. The results are both reassuring and alarming.
    People on War 2016

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  • Al Bashir Case

    Nouvelle - décembre 9, 2016

    ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II schedules a hearing on South Africa’s cooperation on 7 April 2017.
    Al Bashir Case

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  • Sigrid Kaag awarded Peace Prize

    Nouvelle - décembre 6, 2016

    Ms. Sigrid Kaag, top diplomat who successfully led the OPCW-UN joint mission on the elimination of Syrian chemical weapons, received the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize on 16 November 2016. The Carnegie Foundation, which owns and manages the Peace Palace, has awarded this peace prize to Ms. Kaag for her successful efforts in accomplishing sensitive and dangerous missions in the Middle-East.

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