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  • Professor Samantha Besson. Professor of Public International Law and European Law, Co-Director of the European Law Institute, Head of the Department of International and Commercial Law University of Fribourg (Switzerland).

    Interview with Professor Samantha Besson, Public International Law and European Law, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

    January 28, 2013

    This month, Professor Besson has been Coordinator of the Refresher Courses for Practitioners of the Hague Academy of International Law on the topic ‘Immunities in Public and Private International Law’. The Peace Palace Library has held a special interview with her.

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  • Bastid-Burdeau, G. (et al.) (eds.), The 90th Birthday of Boutros Boutros-Ghali: Tribute of the Curatorium to Its President, Leiden, Nijhoff, 2012.

    New Publication: The 90th Birthday of Boutros Boutros-Ghali: Tribute of the Curatorium to Its President, Leiden, Nijhoff, 2012.

    January 25, 2013

    Boutros Boutros-Ghali, professor of International Law and International Relations, Cairo University (1949-1979), and a lecturer in international law and relations in a number of universities in different parts of the world, will mark his 90th birthday. On Friday, January 11, 2013, during a meeting of the Curatorium of the Hague Academy of International Law, its members offered a book to it’s President as a tribute.

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  • Electronic Resources: E-books in Springer, Beck and Kluwer

    January 24, 2013

    In order to develop our digital library, the Peace Palace Library is offering a multitude of E-resources: E-journals, E-books and electronic (legal) databases. Those e-resources are only available inside our Library.

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  • Recueil des Cours

    New Publications: Recueil des cours, Collected Courses, Tome/Volume 351 and 352

    January 23, 2013

    The Academy is a prestigious international institution for the study and teaching of Public and Private International Law and related subjects. All courses at the Academy are, in principle, published in the language in which they were delivered in the Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law.

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  • Nellen, H.J.M., Grotius’s Memory Honoured: On the Acquisition of the First Edition of De Iure Belli ac Pacis by the Peace Palace Library, The Hague, Peace Palace Library, 2012.

    Grotius’s Memory Honoured

    January 22, 2013

    A booklet by Professor Henk Nellen on the acquisition of the first edition of De Iure belli ac pacis by the Peace Palace Library. It is an adapted version of a speech held in the Peace Palace on 21 February 2011, when the copy of De iure belli ac pacis was presented to the public. After a short survey of the genesis, printing history and early reception, the booklet goes into the differences between the three states of the first edition and their significance for the interpretation of Grotius’s work.

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  • Conference on the Future of Human Rights in Europe: Threats and Challenges, The Hague, January 25, 2013

    Conference on the Future of Human Rights in Europe: Threats and Challenges, The Hague, January 25, 2013

    January 17, 2013

    The Netherlands Helsinki Committee will organise a conference on the Future of Human Rights in Europe. Various questions will be answered and debated by a large number of specialists on human rights in Europe. Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, will be key note speaker to the conference. The conference will be hosted by the Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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  • Library Closing Days

    December 21, 2012

    The Library will be closed on the 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st of December and the 1st of January.

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  • H.E. Immaculee Uwanyiligira, Ambassador of Rwanda in The Hague

    Interview: H.E. Immaculee Uwanyiligira, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda in The Hague

    December 18, 2012

    As 2012 is drawing to a close, we decided that for our final Newsletter we needed to go out with a bang! This is why we’ve asked H.E. Immaculee Uwanyiligira, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda in The Hague for an interview after hearing her deliver an excellent speech during the Lecture ’Rwanda and the Restoration of the Rule of Law’ that was organized by the Hague Academic Coalition (HAC) last month. We wanted to hear more from this great lady and were curious to find out more about the current state of affairs in Rwanda. Read our Interview here!

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    Library User in the Spotlight: Kirsty Donald

    December 17, 2012

    Kirsty Donald, LLB bachelor student in International and European Law at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, is this month’s Library User in the Spotlight. Find out more about how the discovery of one particular book in the Peace Palace Library not only inspired her but led to her becoming the Netherlands’ representative for the European Citizens’ Initiative to “End Ecocide in Europe”:

    “One of the main benefits of studying

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  • Fiqh, Fatwa and Shari’a

    December 16, 2012

    The Arab world is in turmoil, regimes are overturned, dictators are ousted, sent in exile, brought to justice or killed. Political events and the call for democracy are triggering constitutional reforms and changes in the legal systems. For a better understanding of Islamic law as a source of legislation the Peace Palace Library has compiled a Research Guide on Islamic Law.

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