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  • Important Announcement: New Library Automation System

    December 21, 2018

    Dear Library users,

    From January 2nd, the Peace Palace Library will be using a new library automation system. In this item you will find how services will change for its users.

    Kind regards, the Peace Palace Library Staff

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  • Important Announcement

    December 21, 2018

    Dear Library users,

    The Library will be closed from the 24th of December to the 1st of January. During this time our library automatisation system will be completely revised and updated. This means that no library transactions are processed. The OPAC can be consulted online only. Please, return your books in time. If not, no problem, no fines will be imposed. The 2nd of January the Library will be open and we look forward to assisting you in 2019!

    Kind regards, the Peace Palace Library Staff

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  • Systematic Classification of International Law

    December 20, 2018

    The Online Public Access Catalog includes bibliographical references to books, periodicals and articles that are available in the Peace Palace Library. The Library possesses an in-house systematic classification, modernised and updated as of 01-01-2016, which is used to classify books, essays and articles. Originally created in 1916, the systematic classification supports your search with regard to content and is divided into five sections.

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Abdullahi Abdulrahman Abdalla

    December 20, 2018

    My first visit to the Peace Palace Library was on a gray morning in mid-April 2017. Since I then just moved to The Hague, I was looking forward to visit the Peace Palace Library and to see what it had to offer.I work as lecturer at Erasmus University School of Law where I teach and coordinate a course on European criminal and migration law. My visits to the Peace Palace Library are usually to look for new materials or to work on the modules and lectures for my course. What I appreciate about the Peace Palace Library is that it allows its visitors to access the Library’s extensive catalogues and collection. This offers me the opportunity to not only find and work with the classics within my field of law, but also with its most recent publications.

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  • Interview: Mr. Rudi Vranckx, Laureate Carnegie-Wateler Peace Prize 2018

    December 20, 2018

    This Fall, the Dutch Carnegie Foundation awarded Belgian war correspondent Rudi Vranckx the Carnegie-Wateler Peace Prize. Mr. Vranckx was commended by the board of the Carnegie Foundation for his outstanding courage and exceptional commitment to reporting from the most dangereous conflict zones around the world. Before the award ceremony took place in the Great Hall of Justice in the Peace Palace, we had the opportunity to briefly interview Mr. Vranckx about his work and his views on one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time.

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  • Book Donation from Brazil – The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    December 20, 2018

    This month we would like to mention another Book Donation from Brazil, this time by Mr. Wiliander França Salomão who donated four books to the Peace Palace Library. Mr. Salomão is a professor and lawyer with expertise about the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts and the United Arab Emirates. Mr. Salomão has written eight books about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, both in Portuguese as well as in English. At the moment, Mr. Salomão is preparing his upcoming book about the United Arab Emirates for next year. Mr. Salomão obtained his PhD and Master in International Law at the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-MG) in Brazil. He is a professor of Public International Law and Human Rights at the University of Itauna, in Brazil. Mr. Salomão also attended the Summer Course of the Hague Academy of International Law in July 2016 (Public Law) where he also particpated in the Academy’s Model United Nations regarding the topic ‘Keep space for peace’. In addition, Mr. Salomão was a participant in the United Nations Module for Africa and the Middle East in Tunisia in July 2017 and attended the International Security Course at Clingendael Institute in The Hague in November 2017. Read the abstract of his publications here:

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  • Book Donation from The Philippines

    December 20, 2018

    Recently, we received a generous book donation from Mr. J. Eduardo Malaya from The Philippines. Mr. Malaya is Assistant Secretary for Treaties and Legal Affairs (Legal Adviser) at the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs. A career member the Foreign Service for over 30 years, he served as Ambassador of the Philippines to Malaysia from September 2011 to March 2017. When asked what it means to him to have his books in the collection of the Library he replied: ‘As the resource library of the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Peace Palace Library is the preeminent repository of the world’s accumulated legal knowledge, and thus it serves not only the two international legal institutions but also the world’s international law community. It is therefore an honor to make contributions of Philippine legal and diplomatic materials to the Peace Palace Library collections’

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  • Professor Koskenniemi: International Law and the Far Right

    December 10, 2018

    Earlier this month, Professor Martti Koskenniemi gave a riveting Lecture on the topic of International Law and the Far Right. The event was part of the Annual Lecture Series by the T.M.C. Asser Institute. In his speech, Prof. Koskenniemi argued that the far right as a movement should be taken more seriously by international lawyers. In this regard, we need to make a clear distinction between two aspects of this movement. First, a legitimate protest against issues that international lawyers need to understand better than we do today and secondly, the manipulation by the far right of these legitimate feelings.

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  • COP24opening

    Katowice UN Climate Change Conference 2018

    December 4, 2018

    Following a year of devastating climate disasters around the globe, from California to Kerala, and Tonga to Japan, the annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) opened on 2 December at Katowice with the goal of finalising the implementation guidelines for the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The guidelines will provide clarity on how to implement the landmark agreement fairly and transparently for all.

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  • Ormiston, R., First World War Posters, London, Flame Tree Publishing, 2013.

    First World War Posters

    November 12, 2018

    Recruitment, propaganda, rationing, fundraising – during the First World War posters were used to inform and rally the public as never before. Three beautiful books with reproductions.

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