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  • Systematic Classification of International Law

    September 13, 2018

    Peace Palace Library Classification Scheme

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  • India’s Supreme Court Decriminalizes Homosexuality

    September 6, 2018

    This afternoon, the Supreme Court of India delivered a landmark judgment that overturned a colonial era law that made homosexuality a crime. The ruling was delivered by a five-judge bench headed by India’s outgoing Chief Justice Dipak Misra and was unanimous. When reading out the operative portion of the historic verdict, Chief Justice Dipak Misra said: “Any discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates fundamental rights”. “Social morality cannot be used to violate the fundamental rights of even a single individual […]Constitutional morality cannot be martyred at the altar of social morality,” he added. India now joins 17 commonwealth nations that have overturned laws criminalizing homosexuality, a legacy stemming from British Colonial Rule.

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  • Kluwer Arbitration Online Update

    August 31, 2018

    Kluwer Arbitration Online Update

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  • Kofi Annan’s Works and Contributions

    August 29, 2018

    Kofi Annan's Works and Contributions

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  • Happy Birthday! Peace Palace 105 Years

    August 28, 2018

    Today, it is our Birthday! Photograph: De Porceleyne Fles, Delft, 1913. Made after a design by Leon Senf (1860-1940), for the opening of the Peace Palace in The Hague. 23 cm. Photo collection Carnegie Foundation
    Happy Birthday! Peace Palace 105 Years Anniversary

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  • OSAIL Update

    August 21, 2018

    OSAIL Update

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  • Centre 2018 : International Inspections

    August 17, 2018

    The 2018 Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations has started this week for a period of three weeks. The Centre is designed to bring together young international lawyers of a high standard from all over the world, to undertake original research on a common general theme which is determined each year by the Curatorium of the Academy. Theme this year: International inspections. The usefulness of ‘international inspections’ is recognised in many areas of international law: in one way or another, inspections form part of international legal regimes in fields as diverse as international economic law (World Bank Inspection Panels), international environmental law (MEA), disarmament (IAEA, OPCW, etc.), the law of the sea (e.g. Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources), human rights and international dispute settlement.

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  • Summer Assistants in the Peace Palace Library

    August 10, 2018

    The Summer Courses of The Hague Academy are in full gear and on July 30th, we welcomed another group of 350 students for the Private International Law Session of The Hague Academy. As always, the Library plays a central role in the life of many a student throughout their stay at the Academy. For this reason, we would like to introduce you to our Summer Assistants who will work at the main desk in the Reading Room and who will try their hardest to make you feel welcome and at home each time you enter the Library.

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  • Academy Students visit the Grotius Collection

    August 10, 2018

    During the Public Law Session of the Hague Academy, students from Colombia, South-Korea, Bulgaria, Brazil, Greece, India, Mexico, Jordan, Australia and Hungary had the opportunity to pay a visit to the illustrious Hugo Grotius Collection of the Peace Palace Library. The Peace Palace Library holds the largest Hugo Grotius Collection in the world. It’s considered one of the most important collections which are housed by the Peace Palace Library as the works of Grotius play a major role in the study of the history of international law.

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  • Judge Yusuf: ‘We all have the common language of international law’

    August 10, 2018

    One of the highlights of the Academy’s Public Law Session was a Lecture held by Judge Abdulqawi Yusuf, the current President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Judge Yusuf spoke about his career, the work of the Court and engaged in a Question and Answer Session with the students.

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