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  • Library Closing Days

    April 12, 2017

    Dear Library users, the Peace Palace Library will be closed on the following days: 14 April 2017 Good Friday, 17 April 2017 Easter Monday, 27 April 2017 Koningsdag, 5 May 2017 Liberation Day, 25 May 2017 Ascension and 5 June 2017 Pentecost Monday. Happy holidays! With regards, the Peace Palace Staff.
    Library Closing Days

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Maria Clara Ayres Hernandes

    April 12, 2017

    I am currently pursuing my bachelor in International and European Law at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. I come often to the library to study for my courses. Its extensive catalogue has also been extremely useful when researching on international commercial arbitration for the Willem C. Vis Arbitration Moot. I also make use of its materials to research potential debate topics for The Hague Debate Tournament, a competition organized at The Hague University to promote debate on topics of international law and policy. In addition to the impressive amount of resources, the library’s surroundings are certainly inspirational.

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  • Encyclopedia of Islamic International Law

    April 12, 2017

    For our Arabic reading clients we have a really special acquisition to announce. In 2011, the Peace Palace Library started to build an Arabic, Persian and Turkish Law collection. Since then, we have added some 3000 items to our catalogue.You can find them dispersed through the catalogue according to their subjects. This 9 volume ‘Encyclopedia of Islamic International Law’, written by Suhayl Husayn al Fatlawi and published in Amman by Dar al Thaqafa in 2014, is a comparative study with Public International Law. Volume 1 “The Principles of Islamic International Law” treats the concept, the sources – Quran, Sunna, treaties, justice and fairness – and general principles, a.o. customary law. Volume 2 “The Morality in Prophet Mohammad Diplomacy” explains the legal position of the Prophet, his morality, the direction of the international relations, in particular with other religions, treaties, the settlement of international disputes and his immunities and privileges. Volume 3 “International Legal Personality in Islam” is about the Islamic State, legal personality for Non-States, Non-Islamic groups and individuals.

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  • Rosenne’s Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920 -2015 (5th Edition)

    April 12, 2017

    The annual Shabtai Rosenne Memorial Lecture was the perfect opportunity to release the 5th edition of the Rosenne’s Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. During the Memorial Lecture, the first copies of the 4 volume edition were presented to the President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) H.E. Judge Ronny Abraham by Professor Malcolm N. Shaw QC. Professor Shabtai Rosenne (1917-2010) was a distinguished professor of international law, a lawyer, diplomat and teacher. He was the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Hague Prize for International Law in 2004. Each year, a memorial lecture is organized to honor the late Professor Rosenne for his contribution to the theory and practice to International Law.

    The popularity of his monumental and definitive works established Shabtai Rosenne as the undisputed expert on the International Court of Justice’s law and practice of his time. Irrefutably the leading work on the Court, previous editions of Rosenne’s Law and Practice of the International Court have influenced generations of legal scholars, practitioners, judges, and students alike. The Fifth Edition, by Malcolm N. Shaw, combines his expertise as both an academic and practitioner to bring this monumental resource up-to-date while retaining Rosenne’s distinctive voice, erudition, and rigorous objectives.

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  • Book Launch ‘The Art of Making Peace’

    April 12, 2017

    On Monday, March 20, the Peace Palace Library and the Carnegie Foundation organized the first book launch of this year. ‘ The Art of Making Peace; Lessons learned from the Peace Treaties’ holds special meaning to us as it is a reflection of an international conference that took place during the Peace Palace Centenary in 2013. The volume offers critical reflections by the leading experts of this conference on important peace agreements such as the Treaty of Versailles of 1919, the mother of all peace treaties, as well as some more recent examples such as the Dayton Peace Agreement and the Sudan Agreement. In addition, the situations which arose in relation to the wars between Iran and Iraq and between Kuwait and Iraq are also discussed.

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  • Syria: Reports of Alleged Chemical Attack

    April 5, 2017

    4 April 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today said that he is “deeply disturbed” by reports of alleged use of chemical weapons in an airstrike in the Khan Shaykhun area of southern Idlib, Syria. In a statement from his spokesperson, the Secretary-General expressed heartfelt condolences to the victims of the incident and their families. He noted that the UN Security Council affirmed that the use of chemical weapons “constitutes a serious violation of international law” and runs counter to resolutions passed by the 15-member body.

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  • Systematic Classification of International Law

    March 30, 2017

    The Library possesses an in-house systematic classification, modernised and updated as of 2016, which is used to classify books, essays and articles. It supports your search with regard to content and is divided into five sections.

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  • Sir Tim Barrow to hand-deliver article 50 letter to Donald Tusk

    March 29, 2017

    Head of UKRep to give document to European council president, signalling Britain’s intention to withdraw from EU.

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  • Earth Hour 2017: the Peace Palace Participates!

    March 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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  • UN Urges Building More Just, Equal Societies

    March 21, 2017

    Speaking at an event yesterday marking the International Day of Happiness, the deputy United Nations chief called for more inclusive, equitable and balanced approaches to development that promote sustainability, poverty eradication, happiness and well-being of all peoples.

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