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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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  • Concert To End All Wars, Vredespaleis en Doorn, 10 en 11 november 2018

    November 2, 2018

    In een uniek concert bundelen het Montiverdi Kamerkoor Utrecht en de Konrad Koselleck Big Band hun krachten om het einde van de Eerste Wereldoorlog te herdenken. Indringende koormuziek uit die tijd van componisten als Elgar en Ravel ontmoet de vroegere Jazzbandmuziek, nieuwe composities wisselen af met oorlogsklassiekers.

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  • Conferentie 100 Jaar Vrede Organiseren 1918-2018, Vredespaleis, Den Haag

    October 31, 2018

    Op 10 november vindt de interdisciplinaire conferentie ‘100 Jaar Vrede Organiseren, 1918-2018’ plaats. Als aanvullend programma worden er twee concerten georganiseerd in het Vredespaleis en in de Maartenskerk, Doorn.

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  • Library Closed on 30 October 2018

    October 23, 2018

    Dear Library Users, The Peace Palace Library will be closed on Tuesday the 30th of October. Update : Monday the 29th of October. Library Desk will be unstaffed between 11.30 and 13.00 With regards, the Peace Palace Library Staff

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  • Book Donation from Brazil

    October 23, 2018

    This Summer the Peace Palace Library, accepted a book donation from Brazil titled: “Empresas, Direitos Humanos e Gênero: desafios e perspectivas na proteção e no empoderamento da mulher pelas empresas transnacionais”. The author, Professor Ana Cláudia Ruy Cardia, attended The Hague Academy for the third time and now teaches Private International Law at Mackenzie Presbyterian University in Brazil. In addition, she is also a practicing lawyer in São Paulo. Her publication deals with Transnational Corporations, Human Rights and Gender Issues. Read the Abstract of her publication here.

    On a planet where, out of the 100 largest world economies, approximately 49 are States and 51 are companies, issues involving the form of participation of these actors in society are increasingly latent. How to deal with tragic events involving companies and individuals? How not to allow new atrocities to happen again? International society has efforts to restrain the activities of companies violating human rights. Initiatives led by the UN, as well as by other international law subjects, have established a role of protection of human rights by transnational corporations. Within this universe of initiatives, some questions arise: how can such actions be reconciled with women’s empowerment in those companies? How to ensure equal wages, parity promotion opportunities and better living conditions for the group formed by women? These are the main questions, whose answers, still in constant construction, are in this work.

    The book is available is the Peace Palace Library. For more information please email: info@ppl.nl

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  • The Centre for Studies 2018

    October 23, 2018

    Every year, a topic of international concern is decided by The Hague Academy of International Law for the Centre for Studies and Research. This is how the process of bringing together some of the most distinguished legal minds from all over the world starts. Legal scholars, professionals, academics, professors, they all get together in the City of Peace and Justice in order to brainstorm, research and write on a topic of world-wide concern.

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  • Academy Students in the Spotlight: Public and Private Law Session

    October 23, 2018

    This Summer, almost 700 students from all over the world visited the Peace Palace Library during the Summer Courses of The Hague Academy. They particpated in either the Public International Law or the Private International Law and some particpated in both. We asked four students from Paraguay, Iran, Brazil and India to reflect and share with us their inspiring experiences and here is what they had to say.

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  • The Embassy of Mexico and the Peace Palace Library host exhibition on Hugo Grotius

    October 23, 2018

    On September 5th, 2018, in the presence of His Excellency, Mr Edgar Elias Azar, the Ambassador of Mexico, who opened the forum introducing the exhibition by referring to the intellectual history of The Netherlands, an exhibition on Hugo Grotius was opened; the expo, presented in collaboration with the Peace Palace Library, was mounted till October 10th, 2018. The key note speaker at the occasion was Professor Henk Nellen, the most well-known scholar and biographer of Hugo Grotius.

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