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  • Raising the Peace Flag

    Nouvelle - juin 20, 2017

    On Wednesday, 21 June 2017 at 1:30 pm, the Pro Concordia Labor Flag will be raised at the Visitor’s Centre of the Peace Palace to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the death of Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914). To attend this event registration is required. Please register by sending an email to communicatie@carnegie-stichting.nl.

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  • The Raid on the Medway, 1667: Forcing Peace at Breda

    Blog - juin 14, 2017

    350 Years ago, the Treaty of Breda was signed at the Dutch city of Breda, 31 July, 1667, by England, the Dutch Republic, France, and Denmark-Norway. It brought a hasty end to the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-1667) in favour of the Dutch. It was a typical quick uti possidetis treaty. In the latter stages of the war, the Dutch had prevailed. Lieutenant-Admiral-General Michiel de Ruyter virtually controlled the seas around the south coast of England. His presence encouraged English commissioners to sue for peace quickly. Negotiations, which had been long protracted, and had actually begun in Breda before the raid, took only ten days to conclude after resumption of talks.

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  • The Ocean Conference, 5-9 June, New York, 2017

    Nouvelle - juin 6, 2017

    The Ocean Conference, the first United Nations conference on this issue, presents a unique and invaluable opportunity for the world to reverse the precipitous decline of the health of the oceans and seas with concrete solutions. The Conference will also promote progress in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14, which is part of the 2030 Agenda adopted by all 193 UN Member States in 2015. The goal calls for efforts to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

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  • Mr. Andrew Carnegie’s ♫ Peace March ♫

    Nouvelle - mai 30, 2017

    A long-lost march by the Dutch composer J.J.H. van Rosmalen has been rediscovered here at the Library, a century after its creation in 1914. The two-page score is a short festive march in honour of Andrew Carnegie, steel magnate and philantropist. The Peace Palace, officially opened on 28 August 1913, was built with his extraordinary gift of 1,500,00 million dollars.

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  • Language of Peace (Research Tool)

    Nouvelle - mai 30, 2017

    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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  • Benjamin Ferenczpad Unveiled

    Nouvelle - mai 30, 2017

    Last week, the path next to the Peace Palace has been named Benjamin Ferenczpad. Together with the students of the Duinoord School, 97-year-old Ferencz, former Chief Prosecutor for the United States Army at the Nuremberg Einsatzgruppen Trial and advocate of the establishment of the International Criminal Court, unveiled his street name board. After revealing, he spoke to the children in the Peace Palace Library who were allowed to ask questions.

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  • Earth Hour 2017: the Peace Palace Participates!

    Nouvelle - mars 24, 2017

    Earth Hour is a global WWF climate change initiative. It is an event that aims to create awareness of people taking responsibility towards a sustainable future by turning the lights off. It’s about giving people a voice on the planet’s future and working together to create a sustainable low carbon future for planet earth. This year the Peace Palace participates!

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  • Hague Academy Book Launch “Women’s Human Rights and the Elimination of Discrimination”

    Nouvelle - mars 3, 2017

    On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Academy is pleased to invite you to a Symposium including a book launch of the latest Academy publication “Women’s Human Rights and the Elimination of Discrimination”. This book, published in January 2017, will be presented by its editors: Professor Maarit Jänterä-Jareborg (University of Uppsala, Sweden) and Professor Hélène Tigroudja (University of Aix-Marseille, France) on the 8th of March between 17:00 and 19:00 hours in the Auditorium of the Academy. Other guest speakers will be confirmed at a later date. The Symposium will be closed with a reception. Please, register at info@hagueacademy.nl (closing date 4 March).

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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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  • What did Andrew Carnegie know that will save Libraries today?

    Nouvelle - février 3, 2017

    Andrew Carnegie believed in libraries and personally paid to build more than 2500 of them in his lifetime. He didn’t foresee Google, Wikipedia, eBooks, or modern publishing. And yet, he understood something that would secure the future of our libraries no matter what technological changes come our way.

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