• S.M. Nicolas II, Empereur de toutes les Russies, Image collection Peace Palace Library

    S.M. Nicolas II, Empereur de toutes les Russies

    - août 9, 2016

    Photograph of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (1868-1918). Published in Conférence de la Paix, La Haye, Mai-Juillet 1899: Exemplaire de M. le Jonckheer J.C.N. van Eys, ministre-résident de S.M. la Reine, secrétaire général de la Conférence, Paris/Varsovie, B. Matuszewski. Photographic album on the occasion of the First Hague Peace Conference of 1899. Photograph taken by Bolesław Matuszewski (1856-c.1943 […]

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  • Lecture Professor Symeonides: “Private International Law: What’s in a Name?”

    Nouvelle - août 5, 2016

    The Cypriot Branch of the International Law Association and Le Club De Droit International cordially invite you to the lecture “Private International Law: What’s in a Name?” by Professor Symeon C. Symeonides, Dean Emeritus and Alex L. Parks Distinguished Chair in Law at Willamette University. The name “Private International Law” (PIL), coined by an American writer (Joseph Story) has prevailed in much of the rest of the world, though not in the United States. The name “Conflict of Laws,” first used by a Dutch writer (Ulrich Huber), has prevailed in the United States but not in Europe. Neither name is entirely accurate, but each of them reflects different assumptions about the nature, scope, and function of this subject. The lecture will examine these assumptions. It will explore, in particular, the extent to which PIL is indeed “Private” or “International” Law.

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  • Photo Album Conférence de la Paix, La Haye 1899

    Blog - juillet 10, 2016

    In the collection of the Peace Palace Library two albums are treasured with historical photos of the First Hague Peace Conference of 1899. These two albums were a gift to Jonkheer J.C.N. van Eys, Secretary- General of the Conference and to the Dutch Minister and honorary chairman Mr. W.H. de Beaufort. The persons who had […]

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  • Ladies of The Hague Academy of International Law

    Nouvelle - juillet 7, 2016

    The Peace Palace will welcome around 600 students from all over the world during this year’s summer session of The Hague Academy of International Law. For many students, it will be their first time in The Hague and finding your way around the city can be quite a challenge. Fortunately, there will be four lovely ladies to give out a helping hand when you need one. Find out who they are and what they have to say.

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  • Library Special Summer Courses 2016

    Nouvelle - juillet 7, 2016

    In this Library special, we present you all relevant information concerning The Hague Academy’s summer courses: Programme, Time Table, E-Learning Environment, and our Library services, such as Borrowing and Membership, Catalogue, Check out Books and Journals, E-Resources, Library Instructions, New Titles, Reading Room, Renew Books, User Regulations, Virtual Tour, Visiting Information, so stay tuned!

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  • The Hague Academy 2016

    Blog - juillet 7, 2016

    The Hague Academy of International Law is an institution that is well known for its summer courses. These courses have been given since 1923 to several thousands of young international lawyers. As years have gone by, attendance has become almost a rite of passage for any student of public or private international law, who can hardly feel fully-fledged without having spent some time at this temple of international law. The Academy’s renown is due to the quality of its teachers, for whom an invitation to give a course is a mark of recognition of their eminence and fame.

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  • Pro Concordia Labor

    Nouvelle - juin 17, 2016

    The purple, yellow and white Pro Concordia Labor flag was raised on Wednesday, the 9th of June, at the visitors centre of the Peace Palace. This peace flag is raised once a year at several locations in the world to remember peace activists from the past and to stress the important work of peace activists today.
    Pro Concordia Labor

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Mathijs Notermans, Law and Peace in the Work of Hans Kelsen, Dutch PhD-thesis

    Nouvelle - juin 3, 2016

    Hans Kelsen is renowned in the world of legal philosophy as one of the most important legal scholars of the 20th century and his most important work which brought him this renown, Pure Theory of Law, is therefore ‘world famous’. However, he is less well known as a legal pacifist and his main writings on law and peace, such as Peace through Law, are very rarely studied and almost never considered in relation to his Pure Theory of Law. Mathijs Notermans wrote his PhD-thesis on this topic. Notermans spent a lot of time reading and writing in the Peace Palace Library, “a magnificent place” where he found “the necessary peace and quiet and got inspired by the very subject”. He defended his PhD-thesis successfully on 24 March 2016 at Leiden University.

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  • Vessel-Source Air Pollution Remains Global ‘Blindspot’

    Blog - juin 2, 2016

    Shipping is considered to be a significant source of global air pollution, both for conventional pollutants and greenhouse gases. Sulphur and black carbon, also called soot, are released in the air in large quantities because large (container and cruise) ships use heavy bunker oil. This is oil from the waste well of the oil industry, the cheapest and dirtiest thing you can get. Seventeen containerships emit as much sulfur as all the cars on the planet in one year. And one cruise ship emits a day as much soot as one million cars.

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  • Peace Run The Hague

    Nouvelle - mai 17, 2016

    On Saturday September 24th, the fourth edition of a unique running event will be held: the Peace Run The Hague. The course of the Peace Run The Hague will be around the Peace Palace and along several other historic monuments and sites. This year, the Peace Run The Hague is organized in light of UNICEF.
    Peace Run The Hague

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