• 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 (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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  • 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.

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  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace

    Blog - 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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