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  • Book Donation ‘Negotiating Peace. A Guide to the Practice, Politics, and Law of International Mediation’

    May 7, 2019

    Sven M.G. Koopmans donates his recently published “Negotiating Peace. A Guide to the Practice, Politics, and Law of International Mediation, Oxford University Press, 2018. Sven Koopmans, currently a Member of Parliament in the Netherlands, obtained his doctorate in international law at Oxford University (resulting in the book “Diplomatic Dispute Settlement. The Use of Inter-State Conciliation [T.M.C. Asser Press, 2008])” He is a former Senior Mediation Expert at the United Nations, political advisor at the European Union and consultant to the African Union, and in these capacities he worked e.g. on peace Cyprus, Kosovo, Darfur, Syria and Sudan/South Sudan; he has been involved in numerous peace processes around the world.

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  • De kleine Hoge Raad voor Dummies

    May 6, 2019

    Afgelopen maandag mochten wij uit handen van de bibliotheek/het kennisplein van de Hoge Raad der Nederlanden een donatie ontvangen. Hartelijk dank! De kleine Hoge Raad voor Dummies vertelt over de Hoge Raad, de hoogste rechter in ons land op het gebied van het civiel-, straf- en belastingrecht. Het boekje legt op een toegankelijke manier uit wat de taken van de Hoge Raad zijn (en wat juist niet) en beschrijft op welke manier de Hoge Raad die taken uitvoert. Ook lees je over de geschiedenis van de Hoge Raad, zijn organisatie en de procureur-generaal bij de Hoge Raad en zijn parket. Bovendien gaat het boekje in op de betekenis van een ‘rechtsstaat’ en de rol van de hoogste rechter daarin. Maarten Feteris is president van de Hoge Raad en hoogleraar formeel belastingrecht aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam. Jason van Heusden is de persoonlijk medewerker van de president van de Hoge Raad en raadsheer-plaatsvervanger in het Gerechtshof Amsterdam.

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  • Donation Paraguay

    May 3, 2019

    The Peace Palace Library is grateful to have received out of the hands of His Excellency Minister Julio Duarte van Humbeck, Legal Counsel on Public International Law of the Republic of Paraguay, issues of the diplomatic journal ‘Revista Diplomatica’ of the Academia Diplomatica y Consular of the Republic of Paraguay. A welcome contribution to the Library. His Excellency Minister Julio Duarte van Humbeck donated the journal issues (and access to the electronic versions) on the occasion of his attendance of the meeting of the Council of General Affairs and Policy of the Hague Conference on Private International Law in March ’19, in the presence of Monique Legerman (Hague Academy of International Law).

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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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