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  • The Art of Peace Making: Lessons learned from Peace Treaties

    The Art of Peace Making: Lessons learned from Peace Treaties

    October 3, 2013

    A joint two-day international conference organized in the context of the celebrations for the Tercentenary of Peace of Utrecht, 1713-2013 and the Centenary of the Peace Palace, 1913-2013.

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  • 32nd IALL Annual Course on International Law and Legal Information, Barcelona, 15-19 September, 2013

    32nd IALL Annual Course on International Law and Legal Information, Barcelona, 15-19 September, 2013

    October 3, 2013

    Earlier this month, the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) held its 32nd Annual Course on International Law and Legal Information in the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain. The conference was made possible by the generosity and hospitality of the Faculty of Law, University of Barcelona. The Peace Palace Library participated!

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  • Image Collection - Cartoons on War and Peace

    Image Collection – Cartoons on War and Peace

    September 12, 2013

    The Peace Palace Library holds a unique collection of images like posters, engravings, cartoons and photographs. Please, explore our subset of cartoons on war and peace issues.

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  • Peace Palace Library Newsletter: Centennial Edition

    Peace Palace Library Newsletter: Centennial Edition

    August 30, 2013

    This week we have reached a milestone in our history as we celebrate the Peace Palace Centenary! On the occasion of our 100th anniversary, we will dedicate this month’s Newsletter to this special historical moment and share with you the exciting events of this past week.

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  • Unveiling the Bertha von Suttner Statue by Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee

    Unveiling the Bertha von Suttner Statue by Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee

    August 30, 2013

    On August 28, 2013 a bust of Bertha von Suttner was unveiled at the Peace Palace. This historic moment marked the first time that a statue of a woman was placed in the Peace Palace. 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee unveiled the bust. Gbowee was the last woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, an honor that she shared with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakkol Karman.

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  • Leymah Gbowee

    Interview: Ms Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

    August 30, 2013

    Ms Gbowee was invited to the Peace Palace to unveil the bust of Bertha von Suttner during the celebrations of the Centenary of the Peace Palace on August 28, 2013. The Austrian Baroness Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914) was the only woman to attend the 1899 Hague Peace Conference and was present at the opening of the Peace Palace. She also was the first woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905 and the first woman to be honored with a bust in the Peace Palace. The editors of the Peace Palace Library Newsletter took the opportunity of Ms Gbowee’ s presence to interview her.

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  • Embassy Centennial Book Project

    August 30, 2013

    This past month our Embassy Book Donation Project received a major boost as one Embassy after the other generously donated numerous publications to our National Law Collection. The first Embassy to enrich our collection in early July was Serbia. They were quickly followed by the Embassy of Belarus, the Embassy of Estonia, The Russian Embassy, the British Embassy, the Embassy of Ireland and at the end of August, we received many donations from the Embassy of the Czech Republic. Find out which publications are now part of our Collection!

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  • Grotius collection Peace Palace Library

    Why did the Peace Palace open its Doors on 28 August 1913?

    August 30, 2013

    Not coincidentally, the Peace Palace opened its doors on 28 August 1913, two-hundred-and-sixty-eight years to the day that Grotius had died in Rostock, Germany. That same year, the Dutch publisher Martinus Nijhoff gifted 55 editions of Grotius’ De Jure Belli ac Pacis (first published in 1625) to the Peace Palace Library, which would become the nucleus of the PPL’s famous Grotiana collection.

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  • Centenary Activities in September: Symposium and International Conference on Peacemaking, Philantropy and Education

    August 30, 2013

    As part of the celebration of 100 years Peace Palace several lectures, debates and conferences will be organized. You are very welcome to attend. You can sign up and procure tickets per activity. Upcoming in September: Symposium and International Conference on Peacemaking, Philantropy and Education.

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  • Library closed 30 August 2013 after 14.00 hours

    August 29, 2013

    The Peace Library will be closed on Friday, 30 August 2013 after 14.00 hours due to Peace Palace Centenary festivities. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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