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  • Great Grandson of Peace Palace Architect Louis Cordonnier Visits his The Hague Legacy on the day of the ‘Hagologie’ course

    October 23, 2018

    On Saturday October 13th, 2018, the second “Hagologie” course took place in the Peace Palace Library. This is part of a series of lectures concerning the history of the city of The Hague, also addressing i.a. the Binnenhof or the Schilderswijk. Mr. Jeroen Vervliet, Peace Palace Library Director, highlighted again the development of The Hague as City of Peace and Justice since Hugo Grotius, Tobias Asser, Bertha von Suttner and the construction of Andrew Carnegie’s Temple of Peace, eventually the Peace Palace, where arbitration as conducted by the Permanent Court of Arbitration and adjudication as administered by the International Court of Justice contributed over the 20th century till the day of today to the role of The Hague as legal capital of the world.

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  • The Organization of American States and the Peace Palace: Visit by Secretary-General Luis Almagro

    October 23, 2018

    International Law is the most important tool we have to preserve peace’. These profounds words were recently spoken by H.E. Luis Almagro, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, on the occasion of the first edition of the Carnegie Peacebuilding Conversations. Mr. Almagro, who was the highest dignitary to attend this event, addressed an attentive audience and spoke about the shared history between the Peace Palace and the OAS. However, it did not take long before he addressed the elephant in the room: the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

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  • Shabtai Rosenne Memorial Lecture : Judge Christopher Greenwood

    October 23, 2018

    On November 6, the Embassy of Israel, Brill Publishers and the Peace Palace Library will organize the annual Shabtai Rosenne Memorial Lecture. This year. Judge Christopher Greenwood, former judge at the ICJ and current Judge at the Iran-US Claims Tribunal will deliver the Lecture on the subject of ……

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  • Vacature

    October 19, 2018

    De Bibliotheek van het Vredespaleis van de Carnegie-Stichting is een bibliotheek die zich toelegt op het Internationaal Recht en op internationale en diplomatieke geschiedenis (van conflictgebieden). Doelgroepen zijn o.m. de (internationale) gerechtshoven in Den Haag (het Internationaal Gerechtshof van de Verenigde Naties en het Permanent Hof van Arbitrage, het Internationaal Strafhof, Hoge Raad, e.d.) en […]

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  • New Librarian’s Choice Research Guide Environment

    October 18, 2018

    Mayer, B., The International Law on Climate Change, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press, 2018. Global climate change is a topic of continuously growing interest. As more international treaties come into force, media coverage has increased and many universities are now starting to conduct courses specifically on climate change laws and policies. This textbook provides a survey of the international law on climate change, explaining how significant international agreements have sought to promote compliance with general norms of international law. Benoit Mayer provides an account of the rules agreed upon through lengthy negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and multiple other forums on mitigation, geoengineering, adaptation, loss and damage and international support. The International Law on Climate Change is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students studying climate, environmental or international law. It is supported by a suite of online resources featuring regularly updated lists of complementary materials and weblinks, and annually updated briefs for specific chapters.

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  • Philippines Book Donation

    October 11, 2018

    We thank Mr. Atty. J. Eduardo Malaya, Ass.-Secr., Office of Legal Affairs, Departement of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of The Philippines for his kind book donations.

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  • Book Donation

    October 9, 2018

    At the 37th IALL Annual Course in Luxembourg, Sumeet Malik, Managing Editor: ITCC, donated his 2nd edition of “Thus spake their Lordships! to the Peace Palace Library Director, Jeroen Vervliet.

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  • Engel, A., The Choice of Legal Basis for Acts of the European Union : Competence Overlaps, Institutional Preferences, and Legal Basis Litigation, Cham, Springer, 2018.

    SpringerLink E-books Update

    October 1, 2018

    The Springer e-books database has been updated. Six new e-book titles have recently been added. SpringerLink is the starting point of access for Springer online journals and Springer online books. The Peace Palace Library has acquired Springer e-books in Humanities, Environmental Science and Law.

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  • Carnegie PeaceBuilding Conversations, 24-26 September 2018

    September 24, 2018

    A 3 day programme presented by Carnegie institutions Worldwide and other partners at The Peace Palace, The Hague, the Netherlands.

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  • India’s Supreme Court Decriminalizes Homosexuality

    September 6, 2018

    This afternoon, the Supreme Court of India delivered a landmark judgment that overturned a colonial era law that made homosexuality a crime. The ruling was delivered by a five-judge bench headed by India’s outgoing Chief Justice Dipak Misra and was unanimous. When reading out the operative portion of the historic verdict, Chief Justice Dipak Misra said: “Any discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates fundamental rights”. “Social morality cannot be used to violate the fundamental rights of even a single individual […]Constitutional morality cannot be martyred at the altar of social morality,” he added. India now joins 17 commonwealth nations that have overturned laws criminalizing homosexuality, a legacy stemming from British Colonial Rule.

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