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  • Francois Roux - Head of Defence Special Tribunal for Lebanon

    Interview: François Roux, Head of Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and Former Lawyer at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal

    May 3, 2013

    This month we interview François Roux, a distinguished lawyer from France, who is currently Head of Defence Office of the Special Tribunal of Lebanon (STL). Prior to joining the STL, Mr. Roux worked as a defence lawyer at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia where he participated in a documentary titled ‘The Khmer Rouge and the Man of Non-Violence’. In his work, Mr. Roux is influenced by the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi who was also a lawyer. After watching the documentary at the Movies that Matter Film Festival, we became curious to find out more about his work, experience and views on international criminal law.

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  • Alex Alsemgeest

    Library User in the Spotlight: Alex Alsemgeest

    May 3, 2013

    Alex Alsemgeest is a book scientist at Naturalis Biodiversity Center, specialized in books from the early modern period. He got his formal training at the Short Title Catalogue Netherlands (STCN) project of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, and previously catalogued the Grotius collection of the Peace Palace Library.

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  • ICJ Judge Donoghue wirh Christina Moreno and Anastasia Telesetsky at the first POL Event - University of Idaho

    ‘Piece of the Palace’: a Special Project aimed at Making International Audiences Part of the Centennial Celebrations

    May 3, 2013

    This summer the Peace Palace will celebrate its Centenary on August 28. The upcoming celebrations will be centered around the The Hague area and will therefore not include the international community outside of The Netherlands. The Piece of the Palace is a special project that enables people from all around the world to participate in the Peace Palace Centenary and to learn more about the history of the Peace Palace as well as International Law. The Project was first launched on April 10, 2013 at the University of Idaho in the United States of America where Judge Donoghue of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) lectured and spoke about the importance of this historic moment.

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  • Participants Telders International Law Moot Court Competition 2013

    36th Edition of Telders International Law Moot Court Competition, 25-27 April 2013, The Hague

    May 3, 2013

    25 University Teams from Europe participated in this competition, arguing a fictive case before a selection of eminent Judges. The Award Ceremony on April 27 took place in the Auditorium of The Hague Academy of International in the Peace Palace, after the hearing of the Final Arguments of the Winning Team Applicant (Leiden) vs. Winning Team respondent (Finland) and was the highlight of this 36th edition of Telders International Moot Court Competition. Master of Ceremony was Prof. Nico Schrijver, Member of the Supervisory board of the Telders International Moot Court Competition.

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  • Russian Vase Peace Palace

    Centenary Poetry Series: Masseurs of Peace

    May 3, 2013

    This month we present another peace poem titled ‘Masseurs of Peace’ from our Centenary poetry series by Ms. Hanneke Eggels.

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  • Narcissus 'Thomas H. Mawson'

    Thomas H. Mawson Honored with Narcissus

    May 1, 2013

    Thomas H. Mawson, the famous British landscaper who designed the gardens and grounds of the Peace Palace in The Hague, has been honored on the 11th of April with a daffodil (narcissus) that bears his name.
    Narcissus-Thomas-H.-Mawson

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  • Library closes Friday, April 19th, at 16.15 hours!

    April 17, 2013

    Dear Library Users, The Peace Palace Library will close Friday, April 19th, at 16.15 hours. With regards, the Peace Palace Library staff.

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  • Kimberly Bautista

    Interview: Kimberly Bautista on ‘Justice for my Sister’, a Documentary Film on Sexual Violence Against Women in Guatamala

    April 5, 2013

    During this year’s ‘Movies that Matter Film Festival’ the Peace Palace Library had the opportunity to interview the Award Winning documentary filmmaker Kimberly Bautista. Her film ‘Justice for my Sister’ deals with sexual violence against women in Guatamala and focusses in particular on the issue of Femicide (the killings of women) and the ongoing struggle women face in the Guatamalan criminal justice system that is plagued by impunity and mistrust of law enforcement officials.

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  • Michele Hou

    Library User in the Spotlight: Michele Hou

    April 5, 2013

    Last month, the Peace Palace Library welcomed Michele Hou, a librarian from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva to visit our Library for a week to exchange knowledge and experience of working in an International Law Library. Fortunately, it turned out to be a rewarding experience for us as well as for Michele. Find out what she had to say about our Library.

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  • Petrič, E., Foreign Policy: From Conception to Diplomatic Practice, Leiden, Nijhoff, 2013.

    Book Launch of “Foreign Policy: From Conception to Diplomatic Practice”, by Ernest Petrič, Tuesday, 26 March

    April 5, 2013

    At the invitation of the Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in The Hague, a distinguished group of representatives of the legal institutions in The Hague gathered in the Historic Reading Room of the Peace Palace Library for the presentation of this important publication in the field of international relations.

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