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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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  • Recueil des cours

    New Publication: Recueil des cours, Collected Courses, Tome/Volume 356

    December 15, 2012

    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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  • Christmas Wish from The Hague: ‘City without Walls, Haven for Boundless Thought’

    December 14, 2012

    For our final Newsletter of 2012, we asked Mr. Aus Greidanus, artistic director of The Hague- European Capital of Culture in 2018 to express a Christmas Wish for our subscribers. Although The Hague did not make it to the shortlist to obtain the title of European Capital of Culture 2018, this will not deter our city from realizing all its cultural and educational ambitions mentioned in the bid book. […] ‘ The Hague is an international city with a […] network stretching all over the world that carries an international mandate to resolve conflicts and to help societies accommodate differences,’ Mr. Greidanus stated. Please Read his Christmas Wish here.

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  • Curiosity, A Peace Poem by Hanneke Eggels

    December 13, 2012

    In our October Newsletter we introduced you to Peace Poet Hanneke Eggels. Along with our interview with Ms Eggels, we also made a Video Recital of one of her Poems titled ‘Charter’ on our Peace Palace Library YouTube-Channel. To mark the end of the year, Ms Eggels pleasantly surprised us with another poem, titled ‘Curiosity’. Please read it here.

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  • Nico Schrijver

    Professor Nico Schrijver in the Spotlight

    December 11, 2012

    Last week, Nico Schrijver, Professor of Public International Law and Academic Director of the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University was featured in the Dutch Magazine ‘Mr. Online’

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  • Already available in the Peace Palace Library

    December 4, 2012

    Recently, the new volume of the world famous ‘Recueil des Cours’ was published. In this volume we have two articles, one written by Vera Gowlland-Debbas, The Security Council and Issues of Responsibility under International Law, the other by Johan Meeusen, Le droit international privé et le principe de non-discrimination. These articles are already in full […]

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  • International Criminal Court

    Exhibition marks 10-year anniversary of the International Criminal Court

    December 3, 2012

    A multimedia exhibit in the Atrium of The Hague City Hall from 26 November to 4 December will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The exhibition was made possible by the city of The Hague and the government of Switzerland.

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