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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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  • Library closed 28 August 2013

    August 20, 2013

    The Peace Library will be closed on Wednesday, 28 August 2013. On this day, the official commemoration of the Centenary of the Peace Palace will take place in a solemn ceremony. International guests will be invited. The commeration will involve the presentation of the official book ‘100 years Peace Palace’ about the present role and significance of the Peace Palace. Afterwards a buste of the pacifiste Bertha von Suttner will be unveiled in the main hall of the Peace Palace.

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  • Lending Restrictions

    August 16, 2013

    From 19 August until 5 September 2013, we welcome the participants of the Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations. In order to have our collection available, the lending of books will be restricted to 1 day.

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  • Lending Restrictions

    July 26, 2013

    From 8 July until 16 August 2013, we welcome the students of the Hague Academy of International Law. In order to have our collection available, the lending of books will be restricted to 1 day.

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  • ICTY Judge Alphons Orie

    Interview: ICTY Judge Alphons Orie

    July 25, 2013

    The editors of the Peace Palace Library Newsletter are very pleased to publish an interview with Judge Alphons Orie of the International Criminal Tribunal of the Former Yugoslavia. This year, the ICTY celebrates its 20th anniversary and for this reason, it might be interesting to learn first-hand from an ‘insider’ about the Tribunal’s achievements, its failures and its possible role and contribution to the development of international criminal law.

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