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Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher has published: Historical Origins of International Criminal Law, edited by Morten Bergsmo (et al.). We thank the publisher for donating this series.Read more
On Wednesday, 21 June 2017 at 1:30 pm, the Pro Concordia Labor Flag will be raised at the Visitor’s Centre of the Peace Palace to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the death of Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914). To attend this event registration is required. Please register by sending an email to email@example.com.Read more
The Hague Academy Summer School Programme will commence in July. Therefore, it will not be possible to order books through the NCC ILL-System from the Peace Palace Library during the period of the 12th of June till the 1st of September 2017. Copy Requests can still be ordered through the NCC ILL-System during this time. We ask that all books are returned to the Peace Palace Library before the 7th of July.
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The Ocean Conference, the first United Nations conference on this issue, presents a unique and invaluable opportunity for the world to reverse the precipitous decline of the health of the oceans and seas with concrete solutions. The Conference will also promote progress in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14, which is part of the 2030 Agenda adopted by all 193 UN Member States in 2015. The goal calls for efforts to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.Read more
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.Read more
A long-lost march by the Dutch composer J.J.H. van Rosmalen has been rediscovered here at the Library, a century after its creation in 1914. The two-page score is a short festive march in honour of Andrew Carnegie, steel magnate and philantropist. The Peace Palace, officially opened on 28 August 1913, was built with his extraordinary gift of 1,500,00 million dollars.Read more
For me as for a third year LLB program student, the Peace Palace Library is indeed one of those places that are poetically called “temples of knowledge” – the place where you come to learn something new, to master your knowledge, to extend your future professional horizon. Even before I came to the Netherlands, the Peace Palace Library had become a sound argument in favor of choosing the Hague as a place to start my legal studies.Read more
The Summer Courses are organized in two periods of 3 weeks each, one focusing on Public International Law and one on Private International Law. Since the very outset in 1923 thousands of students from over 100 nationalities have been able to attend them. Many alumni, having thus had the opportunity to meet “great names” in the field of international Law, have subsequently gone on to become themselves well-known academics, lawyers or diplomats, among other occupations. The courses consist of lectures on general or special topics and are subsequently published in the Collected Courses series, of which there are currently over 380 volumes, ranking among the most important encyclopaedic publications on public and private international law.Read more
Language of Peace is a research tool providing access to around 1000 peace agreements concluded in the post-WWII era, categorized article by article according to the issues they address, from ceasefires through human rights to power sharing. Through this innovative tool, users can search agreements according to 226 issues, organized under 26 main issue headings, and refine their results through a number of filters, such as parties/witnesses, region, date range and conflict type, or make use of the word search function. Search results can subsequently be bookmarked and exported in either PDF or DOCX format. Furthermore, in order to provide information about the broader context of provisions on a particular issue, Language of Peace is linked to the UN Peacemaker database, which contains full text PDF documents of the agreements. Language of Peace was developed as part of the Legal Tools for Peace-Making project at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Political Affairs; the website was designed and developed by PASTPRESENTFUTURE. The project is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council.Read more
Last week, the path next to the Peace Palace has been named Benjamin Ferenczpad. Together with the students of the Duinoord School, 97-year-old Ferencz, former Chief Prosecutor for the United States Army at the Nuremberg Einsatzgruppen Trial and advocate of the establishment of the International Criminal Court, unveiled his street name board. After revealing, he spoke to the children in the Peace Palace Library who were allowed to ask questions.Read more