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Dear Library user,
Stacks acces and retrieval will be restricted for the coming period due to construction works on the concrete floors. Please, be aware that for several parts of the collection no requests can be handled for some time. We will keep you up-to-date on these construction works. We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience.
Kind regards, the Peace Palace Library Staff
System maintenance is scheduled to start at 2019-10-23 21:00 W. Europe Time through 2019-10-23 23:30 W. Europe Time. This will effect logging in in order to get our e-resources. This will not be possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.Read more
Book Launch: T.M.C. Asser (1838-1913) : “in Quest of Liberty, Justice, and Peace” / by Arthur EyffingerSeptember 2, 2019
During the 79th Session of the Institut de Droit international, held at the Peace Palace in the Hague from 26th August – 31st August, the author Arthur Eyffinger launched his book in a Joint panel of the Institute of International and the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law (evening 29th August 2019):
The Life and Work of Tobias Asser: what are their echoes in the 21st century?
This publication presents a comprehensive review of the life and intellectual legacy of the Dutch Nobel Peace laureate and father of the Hague tradition of international law. It is the first research study based on a wealth of recently disclosed private and family files, and deepens and modifies all earlier evaluations.Read more
Next week the Centre of Research 2019 of the Hague Academy of International Law (from August 19 to September 6, 2019) is going to start at the Hague Academy of International Law.Read more
Theme of research this year will be: Extraterritoriality.
The question of extraterritoriality requires the examination, at a very general level, of the allocation of power among States. More specifically, it requires consideration of the factors that are likely (or not) to justify the extraterritorial scope of state action, particularly in areas involving transnational movements and flows (cybersecurity and cyber defense, human rights, migration, global cartels, global capital markets).
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: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead more
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.Read more
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 […]Read more
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, […]Read more