• The Hague Academy Summer Courses 2018

    - juin 15, 2018

    We welcome all students of the The Hague Academy of International Law’s summer courses, first period 9 July – 27 July (Public International Law) and second period 30 July -17 August (Private International Law). The coming six 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 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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  • Four Freedoms Awards 2018

    Nouvelle - mai 18, 2018

    On Wednesday, the Four Freedoms Awards were presented in Middelburg, The Netherlands. At the ceremony HM King Willem-Alexander, HM Queen Maxima and HRH Princess Beatrix were present at the Nieuwe Kerk in Middelburg. The International Four Freedoms Award, the overarching awards for the four freedoms, has been presented to Christiana Figueres Olsen from Costa Rica. Together with her colleagues she spent years in achieving the Paris climate agreement in 2015.

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  • World War I

    - avril 6, 2018

    World War I, or the Great War, was a global war, centred in Europe, that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It involved all of the world’s great powers, which were assembled in two opposing alliances, the Allies the Central Powers. Ultimately, more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history. The outcome of the war subsequently paved the way for various political changes, such as revolutions in many of the nations involved. We have created a Library special on World War I in order to provide you easy access to our collection.

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  • Ballet de la Paix (1668)

    Nouvelle - avril 3, 2018

    On 7 february 1668 there was much ado at the Buitenhof in The Hague. Noblemen, foreign diplomats and Dutch regents arrived in coaches or on foot at the stables of the Prince of Orange, which had been transformed temporarily into a theatre. It was the opening night of the Ballet de la Paix (Ballet of Peace). The Ballet de […]

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  • IALL Annual Course 2018

    Nouvelle - mars 27, 2018

    The Max Planck Institute is pleased to host the IALL 37th Annual Course “Law in Luxembourg – where local tradition meets European and international innovation”. Luxembourg embodies the constant development of European law by hosting the EU Parliament and Commission, and of course, the Court of Justice of the European Union.

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  • Book Donations The Netherlands Red Cross

    Nouvelle - mars 27, 2018

    This month, The Netherlands Red Cross, has generously donated many books to help us expand our International Humanitarian Law collection. The Peace Palace Library would like to express its gratitude and appreciation to the staff members of the International Humanitarian Law Section of the Red Cross who made this possible.

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  • Grotiana, Volume 38 (2017)

    Nouvelle - janvier 30, 2018

    Grotiana appears under the auspices of the Grotiana Foundation. The journal’s leading objective is the furtherance of the Grotian tradition. It welcomes any relevant contribution to a better understanding of Grotius’ life and works. The Library contributes with a bibliography on Grotius.

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  • Air Warfare and International Law: A Bibliographic Overview

    Blog - janvier 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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  • Hiroshima A-Bombed Tree Ceremony

    Nouvelle - décembre 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

    Nouvelle - novembre 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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