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  • Mare Liberum in Suriname

    February 17, 2017

    Last month, The Peace Palace Library donated a copy of Mare Liberum to the Anton de Kom University in Suriname. The book was donated on the first day the Anton de Kom University opened its new law faculty.
    Mare Liberum in Suriname

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  • New Secretary-General of the The Hague Academy of International Law

    February 17, 2017

    As of January 1st, the new Secretary-General of the The Hague Academy took office. Professor Jean-Marc Thouvenin, Professor at Paris-Nanterre University, has been appointed to succeed Professor Yves Daudet who occupied this position from 2005 to 2017.
    Jean-Marc Thouvenin Secretary-General The Hague Academy

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  • Database Dalloz

    February 17, 2017

    Dallow is a French legal database containing legal journals, legislation, legal commentaries and case law. The legal fields that are included in our subscription are: French civil law, criminal law, administrative law, business law, labor law, real estate as well as European – and International Law. The Encyclopédie Juridique Dalloz contains twelve Répertoires. The encyclopedias are frequently used by practitioners and scholars. They are of a high scholarly quality in that all the articles have been written by renowned judges, scholars, or practitioners.

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  • Hague Academy Book Launch “Women’s Human Rights and the Elimination of Discrimination”

    February 17, 2017

    On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Academy is pleased to invite you to a Symposium including a book launch of the latest Academy publication “Women’s Human Rights and the Elimination of Discrimination”. This book, published in January 2017, will be presented by its editors: Professor Maarit Jänterä-Jareborg (University of Uppsala, Sweden) and Professor Hélène Tigroudja (University of Aix-Marseille, France) on the 8th of March between 17:00 and 19:00 hours in the Auditorium of the Academy. Other guest speakers will be confirmed at a later date. The Symposium will be closed with a reception. Please, register at (closing date 4 March).

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  • Evolving Law Libraries

    February 17, 2017

    At the turn of the century the role of Law Libraries and legal librarians had not changed fundamentally since their inception. Facing formidable challenges ever since, mostly by technology, their role has changed considerably. Law Libraries can be seen as the provider and gatekeepers of legal information. Correspondingly, a Law Library is also dependent on the institution that it is embedded within. In that sense, there is a mutually beneficial relationship. There are many different types of Law Libraries, think of Law Libraries servicing government institutions like courts and legislatures, or Law Libraries in the private sector assisting law firms and academic Law Libraries that aid students and scholars.

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  • Reforming UNO’s Peace and Security Architecture

    February 15, 2017

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the establishment of an internal review team that will take forward the reforms to the UN Secretariat peace and security strategy, functioning and architecture, which he outlined when he was appointed the Secretary-General last year.
     Reforming UNO's Peace and Security Architecture

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  • Sir Elihu Lauterpacht Obituary (1928-2017)

    February 13, 2017

    Sir Elihu Lauterpacht, who has died aged 88, was professor emeritus of International Law at Cambridge University, a fellow of Trinity College and founder of the Lauterpacht Center for International Law.

    Throughout his legal career, he was known for taking on challenging cases that broke new ground.

    Sir Elihu Lauterpacht Obituary

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  • Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation seeks Residence in the Netherlands

    February 9, 2017

    Today, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment signed a Statement of Intent together with global partners of the new project. The Centre will address the growing need for support among countries, institutions and businesses for dealing with climate change adaptation issues, such as natural disasters and economic disruptions.

    Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation seeks residence in the Netherlands

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  • Congratulations Europe!

    February 7, 2017

    7 February 2017 : an historic date for Europe. It is the date on which the Maastricht Treaty was signed 25 years ago. This event laid the basis for the present-day Europe. So congratulations are therefore due to all Europeans! The silver jubilee of the Maastricht Treaty is an occasion to celebrate. It is also a very suitable occasion to assess Europe’s current position and to look ahead and to change and improve Europe where appropriate and possible.
    Congratulations Europe!

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  • What did Andrew Carnegie know that will save Libraries today?

    February 3, 2017

    Andrew Carnegie believed in libraries and personally paid to build more than 2500 of them in his lifetime. He didn’t foresee Google, Wikipedia, eBooks, or modern publishing. And yet, he understood something that would secure the future of our libraries no matter what technological changes come our way.
    Koch, J., Von Helden und Opfern: Kulturgeschichte des deutschen Kriegsgedenkens, Darmstadt, WBG, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2013.

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