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  • December Closing Days

    December 15, 2017

    The Library will be closed from the 25th until the 29th of December and on the 1st of January. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

    With regards, the Peace Palace Library Staff
    Library closed after 14.00h

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  • Library closed after 14.00h

    December 10, 2017

    Today, 14 December 2017, the Peace Palace Library is closed after 14.00 h.

    Kind regards, the Peace Palace Library Staff
    Library closed after 14.00h

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  • Hiroshima A-Bombed Tree Ceremony

    December 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 will find a new home in the garden of the Peace Palace. In short speeches we will commemorate 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

    November 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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  • Ratko Mladic Found Guilty

    November 22, 2017

    Mladic has been sentenced to life in prison. He is convicted of the massacre of more than 7,000 Bosniak men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995 and the siege of Sarajevo in which more than 10,000 people died.

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  • Hague Academy Registrations 2018 Summer Courses

    November 1, 2017

    The registrations for the 2018 Summer Courses on Public International Law and Private International Law of The Hague Academy of International Law, as well as for its Centre for Studies and Research, will be opened on November 1st, 2017.

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  • The Library’s Arabic Law collection

    October 13, 2017

    Since 2011 we have built an extensive collection of books in the Arabic language. The books come from diverse countries, from Mauritania and Morocco to Egypt and Sudan, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq to Yemen and Oman. The main topics we’ve selected are: public international law, international criminal law, Islamic law (almost 400 titles), national positive law and related subjects.

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  • Systematic Classification of International Law

    October 13, 2017

    The Online Public Access Catalog includes bibliographical references to books, periodicals and articles that are available in the Peace Palace Library. The Library possesses an in-house systematic classification, modernised and updated as of 01-01-2016, which is used to classify books, essays and articles. Originally created in 1916, the systematic classification supports your search with regard to content and is divided into five sections.

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  • Vacature Ontwikkelaar Digitale Bibliotheek (36 uur)

    September 29, 2017

    Voor de Bibliotheek van het Vredespaleis zoekt de Carnegie-Stichting per direct een Ontwikkelaar Digitale Bibliotheek (36 uur)
    In samenspraak met collega’s in de Afdeling Automatisering, -i.h.b. met de Coördinator- en in samenwerking met (juridisch-wetenschappelijk) bibliotheekmedewerkers worden tools en produkten gemaakt (i.e. geprogrammeerd) die de digitale bibliotheek vorm geven. De collectie (klassiek en elektronisch) dient goed tot zijn recht te komen, kent een soepele navigatie en vormt een product op zich, maar ingebed in het grotere geheel.

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  • In Memoriam M. Cherif Bassiouni

    September 26, 2017

    A global ‘champion of justice,’ has died last Monday. Benjamin Ferencz, who at 98 is the last surviving prosecutor from the Nuremberg war crimes trials, said that Mr. Bassiouni “was a real contributor to international criminal law and the rule of law to protect human rights.” No less than 334 publications on his name in our Catalogue!

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