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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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  • Erasmus Statue in the Peace Palace Garden. Photo collection Carnegie Foundation

    Peace Poem ‘Fan of Freedom’, by Hanneke Eggels

    March 31, 2013

    Hanneke Eggels, a Dutch peace poet, who we interviewed last October has kindly agreed to write a series of peace poems this year as part of our Centennial celebrations. Her latest poem is titled ‘fan of freedom’.

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  • Peace Palace Centenary website

    Peace Palace Centenary Website Launched

    March 30, 2013

    Several organizations are excited about the Centenary of the Peace Palace and are commited to its celebration. The Peace Palace Centenary website is an initiative of the Carnegie Foundation, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the municipality of The Hague.

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  • Multi Stakeholder Dialogue on Water in the Post-2015 Agenda, Thursday 21 March 2013, Peace Palace, The Hague

    Multi Stakeholder Dialogue on Water in the Post-2015 Agenda, Thursday 21 March 2013, Peace Palace, The Hague

    March 21, 2013

    This year’s World Water Day provides scope for discussing the post-2015 MDG development agenda. In this context, an interactive inspirational leadership event called ‘Wings for Water’ will take place today, 21 March 2013. The focus of the event will be a multi-stakeholder dialogue on water in the future global sustainable development framework and the role of actors from civil society and the business community. They will enter in dialogue with key national, international and (inter) governmental and political representatives.

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  • New Trial Subscription

    March 20, 2013

    Dear users, we have taken a Trial Subscription on: – IAReporter ( This trial database is accessible inside the Reading Room. Ask the person behind the desk to log you in. Comments on this database are welcome!

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  • Voorjaarsdag Juridische Informatie NVB Donderdag 18 april 2013

    March 20, 2013

    (For Dutch Legal Librarians and Information Specialists)   De JI voorjaarsbijeenkomst is gepland voor donderdag 18 april 2013. Locatie: Dirkzwager advocaten & notarissen in Arnhem. Programma onder voorbehoud: kennismanagement bij Dirkzwager; jaarvergadering JI en een wijnproeverij.   Eind november 2012 opende Dirkzwager de deuren naar een nieuwe openbare juridische bibliotheek. De van oudsher uitgebreide juridische […]

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  • Movies that Matter

    Free Tickets to ‘The Movies That Matter’ Film Festival!

    March 18, 2013

    This week the ‘Movies that Matter’ Film Festival will take place again in the city of The Hague starting on March 21 until March 27. Do you enjoy watching films on Human Rights & Legal Issues as much as we do? Would you like to attend one of the 70 films that will be shown this year? The Peace Palace Library is giving away 3 free tickets to 3 people who will write the best short commentary on why this Festival is important to you and/or your studies!!

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