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  • Re-opening 22 June: Visiting the Library upon Registration

    July 17, 2020

    As of Monday June 22, the Library is re-opened for visitors. Your visit will be impacted by Covid-19. We kindly request you to prepare for your visit by reading the COVID-19 Flyer and Protocol first.

    Registration for each visit will be compulsory. A maximum of 30 people will be allowed to visit the Library on a daily basis. The Reading Room will be open on workdays from 10.00-17.00 hrs. Studying, returning and borrowing books is possible during time slots only. Please bring your own laptop with you and a valid ID card. There are no public computers available in the Reading Room.

    We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

    Kind regards, PPL Staff

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Bruno de Oliveira Biazatti

    July 17, 2020

    My name is Bruno de Oliveira Biazatti and I am a PhD student at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, in the lovely city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. My research focuses on the Latin American perspective of crimes against humanity.

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  • Benjamin Ferencz: A Living Legend

    July 17, 2020

    On International Criminal Justice Day, we would like to pay special tribute to the great Benjamin Ferencz who celebrated his 100th birthday on 11 March of this year. Today, Mr. Ferencz is the last living prosecutor of the famous Nuremberg Trials. In recent years, we have been fortunate to have, Mr. Ferencz, a lifelong advocate […]

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  • Book Donations : Professor Paulo Borba Casella

    July 17, 2020

    The Peace Palace Library was pleasantly surprised when on January 3, we received the first book donation of 2020! A few days before the start of his Academy Lecture during the second edition of the Winter Courses, professor Paulo Borba Casella (University of São Paulo Law School, Brazil) generously donated over 30 of his own publications to the Peace Palace Library.

    On a cold day in early January , professor Paulo Borba Casella surprised the Librarians when he arrived in the Reading Room with not one but two suitcases filled with books!! He explained that since he travelled from São Paulo to The Hague to deliver his Academy lecture titled ‘International Law, History and Culture’, he also wanted to take the opportunity to donate more than 30 of his own publications to the Library.

    We learned that Professor Casella made his first visit to the Library during the 1980’s and his been a friend of the Library ever since. Professor Borba Casella has not only published books in Portuguese and English but also in French and Spanish.

    Throughout the week, Professor Borban Casella surprised us once more when he managed to find some spare time in his busy schedule and joined the students of the Hague Academy on a special Grotius Tour organized by the Library.

    It was a pleasure having Professor Borba Casella in the Library during this year’s Winter Course.

    We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation in response to his generous book donations which helps us to create a resource-rich Library. Thank you for your support!

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  • Open Access : Journal of International Criminal Justice (Special Issue)

    July 17, 2020

    As part of the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the UN SC Resolution 1888, the UN Team of Experts on the Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict joined forces with the Journal of International Criminal Justice to present a special issue on Justice and Accountability for Sexual Violence in Conflict : Progress and Challenges in National Efforts to Address Impunity. The special issue brings together scholars as well as practitioners from across the globe and provides insights from domestic prosecutions wide range of jurisdictions. Oxford University Press has made the entire issue freely available online until July 30th.

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  • Spanish Model Course on the International Criminal Court

    July 17, 2020

    In the early Spring of this year, the International Criminal Court launched on its website a free online Model Course for Spanish speakers on  ‘International Criminal Law and the International Criminal Court’. This project is supported by the Ibero-American Institute of The Hague for Peace, Human Rights and Justice and El Rosario University in Colombia and aims […]

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  • Letter From The Editors

    July 17, 2020

    We publish this newsletter today because July 17th marks International Criminal Justice Day, a day that commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Since 2014, the Peace Palace Library and The Hague Academy have organized small events to mark this day and to bring attention to the subject of International Criminal Law among the Academy Students. As this is no longer possible for the foreseeable future, we chose to make the subject of international criminal justice the theme of this newsletter.

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  • Poll: Share Your Summer Reads

    June 18, 2020

    Ah, the summer! It’s time to relax a little. Yes, that’s even possible for international lawyers working in the field of Peace and Justice. For a lot of people, that might mean actually kicking back and reading a book. What’s at the top of your reading list this summer?

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  • Library closed!

    March 13, 2020

    Coronavirus update!

    The Peace Palace Library is closed to the public until further notice due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and national government measures.

    Our online services remain unchanged.

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  • Book Donation: Application of Foreign Law

    January 8, 2020

    During the Private Law Course of The Hague Academy, mr. Can Yöney, a Turkish researcher and teaching assistant at Marmara University, donated his book the ‘Application of Foreign Law’ (Yabancı Hukukun Uygulanması) to the Peace Palace Library.

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