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  • Library Membership Announcement / Annonce d’Adhésion à la Bibliothèque

    July 8, 2019

    Dear library users, from today onward, the cost for an annual library membership is € 39,50. Library membership will give you access to all the online resources of the Peace Palace Library from any location in the world. It will also allow you to order from our closed stacks books and publications for research in the Reading Room of the library and, provided you are living or staying in The Netherlands, you will also be able to take them outside the library (if possible). In case you have any questions, please contact: info@ppl.nl

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  • Welcome to All Students!

    July 8, 2019

    The Peace Palace Library welcomes all students of The Hague Academy of International Law summer courses, 8 July – 16 August 2019. The coming six weeks, the Library will serve as the Academy’s ‘home library’, providing the students with access to all books, articles, essays and documentation on international law available in either paper or electronic format.
    Welcome to All Students of the 2014 Hague Academy Summer Courses!

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  • Forward Into Memory: Untold Stories of Peace through Law from Pyonyang to Versailles

    June 18, 2019

    In her final novel, “When Thoughts Will Soar” (Der Menschheit Hochgedanken), Nobel laureate and 19th century peace activist Bertha von Suttner writes of the power of specific ideas and stories to traverse time and space, to soar from one culture and era to another, and provide the “motive power” for the work of human uplift. However, fragmentation […]

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  • The Hague Academy Summer Courses 2019 Programme

    June 14, 2019

    The Hague Academy Summer Courses 2019 Programme

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  • Peace Education for the Protection of World Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Yemen

    June 13, 2019

    On Thursday 13 June, the congress ‘Peace Education for the Protection of World Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Yemen’is being held at the Peace Palace. The World Forum for the Culture of Peace, organized by the Al-Babtain Foundation in partnership with the International Peace Institute and Leiden University, brings together government leaders, UN officials, academics, […]

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  • Library Closing Hours Pentecost Monday 2019

    June 6, 2019

    Dear Library users, the Library will be closed on Monday, 10 June 2019 – Pentecost Monday. With regards, the Peace Palace Staff.

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  • 2nd Normandy World Peace Forum: ‘The Peacemakers’

    June 5, 2019

    The Normandy World Peace Forum is a major international event initiated by the Normandy Region, which will be attended by heads of state, leading academics, political specialists and guest speakers on 4th and 5th June 2019 in Caen, just before the anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

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  • Closing Days; 30th of May and 10th of June

    May 23, 2019

    Dear library users, The Peace Palace Library will be closed on:   Thursday, 30th of May. – Ascension (The library will be open Friday the 31st!) Monday, 10th of June. – 2nd Pentecost   If you have any questions, please contact info@ppl.nl  With regards, The Peace Palace Library Staff

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  • Hoge Raad

    Library of the Supreme Court visits Peace Palace Library

    May 7, 2019

    On Monday May 6th 2019 the library staff of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands visited the Peace Palace Library. This visit was in the context of a more close and intensive cooperation between the two libraries.

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  • Book Donation ‘Negotiating Peace. A Guide to the Practice, Politics, and Law of International Mediation’

    May 7, 2019

    Sven M.G. Koopmans donates his recently published “Negotiating Peace. A Guide to the Practice, Politics, and Law of International Mediation, Oxford University Press, 2018. Sven Koopmans, currently a Member of Parliament in the Netherlands, obtained his doctorate in international law at Oxford University (resulting in the book “Diplomatic Dispute Settlement. The Use of Inter-State Conciliation [T.M.C. Asser Press, 2008])” He is a former Senior Mediation Expert at the United Nations, political advisor at the European Union and consultant to the African Union, and in these capacities he worked e.g. on peace Cyprus, Kosovo, Darfur, Syria and Sudan/South Sudan; he has been involved in numerous peace processes around the world.

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