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  • Reminder Library Survey

    April 23, 2019

    Dear Library users, two weeks ago we have sent you an invitation to participate in a user survey with the aim to get a better understanding of your usage of the various services of the Library. If you already filled out the questionnaire, we like to thank you for that. If you did not yet fill out the questionnaire, may we kindly ask you to do this? The survey centers around three key questions: how do you use the Peace Palace Library?, which services of the library do you use?, what are your information needs? Filling out the online questionnaire will take 5 to 10 minutes of your time.

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  • Library Anouncement – Easter

    April 16, 2019

    Library Anouncement Dear Library Users, the Library will be closed on:   – Friday, April 19th (Good Friday) – Monday, April 22nd (2nd Easter)   With regards, The Peace Palace Staff

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  • Library Survey

    April 9, 2019

    Dear Library users,

    The Peace Palace Library is carrying out a user survey with the aim to get a better understanding of its users and their usage of the various services of the Library. The survey centers around three key questions: how do you use the Peace Palace Library?, which services of the library do you use?, what are your information needs? Filling out the online questionnaire will take 5 to 10 minutes of your time. Please, help us improve our services!

    Kind regards, the PPL Staff

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  • Academy Students in the Spotlight

    March 3, 2019

    For the first time in history, The Hague Academy of International Law organized a Winter Course in January of this year. A few days after ringing in the New Year, almost 300 students from 74 countries assembled in the Auditorium of the Academy Building to take part in a three week session, consisting of Courses in Public as well as in Private International Law. We had the pleasure to meet 4 students from Pakistan, Argentina, Germany and Colombia and learned that the cold weather and grey days in The Hague did not prevent them from getting the most out of their Academy experience. Here’s what they had to say.

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  • Book Presentation ‘The Hague Conferences’, 19 February 2019, Registration Open

    February 14, 2019

    On 19 February 2019, from 17.30 till 18.30, the New Zealand historian Maartje Abbenhuis will speak in the Peace Palace Library about her most recent book “The Hague Conferences and International Politics, 1898-1915”, which has been published by Bloomsbury.

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  • Book Donation from Pakistan

    February 6, 2019

    During the first week of the Winter Course, Academy student, Ms. Shahneela Tariq, donated a recent publication from Pakistan to the Peace Palace Library on behalf of the University of Lahore. The book is titled ‘The Blind Eye, U.S. Non-Proliferation Policy Towards Pakistan from Ford to Clinton’ by author Dr. Rabia Akhtar, a leading expert on security and strategy studies with a focus on nuclear politics. Challenging widely held notions, ‘The Blind Eye’ offers the first research-based critique on U.S. nonproliferation policy towards Pakistan from President Ford to President Clinton . Pak-U.S. relations have been and continue to be marred by various issues. One of the most contentious factors that strained ties between the two countries was Pakistan getting a nuclear deterrent for itself to achieve parity with India. Read the full abstract here.

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  • Academy Book Launch: The Case for an International Court of Civil Justice

    February 6, 2019

    During the first edition of the Winter Courses of The Hague Academy, a new book titled ‘The Case for an International Court of Civil Justice’ by Professor Maya Steinitz was presented to the students of the Academy. A few chapters of this book were included in the reading lists of Professor Catherine Kessedjian who was responsible for the General Course during the Winter Session. In this book, Professor Steinitz argues for the creation of an International Court of Civil Justice (ICCJ). In a world where victims of cross-border mass torts de facto lack a court to turn to in order to pursue legal action against multinational corporations responsible for disasters, atrocities, and other harms, Prof. Steinitz argues that this is the only way to provide a fair, legitimate, and efficient process for both victims and corporations.

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  • International Courts and the African Woman Judge

    February 6, 2019

    In 2018, the African Foundation of International Law organized a book launch for the publication ‘International Courts and the African Woman Judge ; Unveiled Naratives. After the opening remarks by Deputy – Registrar of the ICJ, Mr. Jean-Pelé Fomété, Dr Josephine Jarpa Dawuni, one of the editors, presented her book. She explained that the book narrates the lives and achievements of seven African female judges who currently sit on international courts and tribunals. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion with ICJ Judge Julia Sebutinde and Judge Liesbeth Lijnzaad of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and former ICTY prosecutor, Daniela Kravetz. Judge Sebutinde and Judge Lijnzaad spoke on the subject of gender and international courts as well as shared their personal experiences with the members of the audience. Daniela Kravetz, former ICTY Prosecutor, talked about the Gqual campaign and their strategies to promote gender parity in international legal organs.

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  • The Hague Academy Event ‘Hours in Crisis’

    February 1, 2019

    During the first week of the Winter Course, 40 Academy students took part in the first ever ‘Hours in Crisis’ simulation exercise where they acted as legal counselors in a fictitious case dealing with an international crisis. The ‘Hours of Crisis’ simulation exercise, created entirely by the Academy’s Secretary-General Professor Thouvenin, lasted almost 10 hours and gave students an exciting chance to put their international law knowledge and skills to the test.

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  • Welcome to All Students!

    January 7, 2019

    The Peace Palace Library welcomes all students of the very first session of the Winter Courses, 7-25 January 2019, of the Hague Academy of International Law.

    The coming three 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.

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