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  • OSAIL Update

    August 21, 2018

    OSAIL Update

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  • Centre 2018 : International Inspections

    August 17, 2018

    The 2018 Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations has started this week for a period of three weeks. The Centre is designed to bring together young international lawyers of a high standard from all over the world, to undertake original research on a common general theme which is determined each year by the Curatorium of the Academy. Theme this year: International inspections. The usefulness of ‘international inspections’ is recognised in many areas of international law: in one way or another, inspections form part of international legal regimes in fields as diverse as international economic law (World Bank Inspection Panels), international environmental law (MEA), disarmament (IAEA, OPCW, etc.), the law of the sea (e.g. Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources), human rights and international dispute settlement.

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  • Summer Assistants in the Peace Palace Library

    August 10, 2018

    The Summer Courses of The Hague Academy are in full gear and on July 30th, we welcomed another group of 350 students for the Private International Law Session of The Hague Academy. As always, the Library plays a central role in the life of many a student throughout their stay at the Academy. For this reason, we would like to introduce you to our Summer Assistants who will work at the main desk in the Reading Room and who will try their hardest to make you feel welcome and at home each time you enter the Library.

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  • Academy Students visit the Grotius Collection

    August 10, 2018

    During the Public Law Session of the Hague Academy, students from Colombia, South-Korea, Bulgaria, Brazil, Greece, India, Mexico, Jordan, Australia and Hungary had the opportunity to pay a visit to the illustrious Hugo Grotius Collection of the Peace Palace Library. The Peace Palace Library holds the largest Hugo Grotius Collection in the world. It’s considered one of the most important collections which are housed by the Peace Palace Library as the works of Grotius play a major role in the study of the history of international law.

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  • Judge Yusuf: ‘We all have the common language of international law’

    August 10, 2018

    One of the highlights of the Academy’s Public Law Session was a Lecture held by Judge Abdulqawi Yusuf, the current President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Judge Yusuf spoke about his career, the work of the Court and engaged in a Question and Answer Session with the students.

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  • Academy Students In The Spotlight

    August 10, 2018

    On July 27, 2018, a total of 342 students hailing from 83 countries were awarded a certificate upon successfully completing the Public International Law Session of The Hague Academy. Four alumni from Peru, India and France reflect and share with us their thoughts and experiences on their time spend at the Academy. It turns out, their experience was filled with many hightlights:

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  • Photo Exhibit ’70 Years International Law Commission’

    July 18, 2018

    This photo exhibit is now on display in the Foyer of the Peace Palace Library/Academy Building! It explores the achievements of the Commission and places them in historical context – a history in which the city of The Hague plays a special role. Until August 17.
    Photo Exhibit '70 Years International Law Commission'

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    ‘Lay Down Your Arms!’ in Every Bookcase

    July 17, 2018

    Everyone knows: without Bertha von Suttner the would be no Peace Palace. Her world famous book Lay Down Your Arms! has been instrumental in the creation of the PCA, the establishment of the Peace Palace and the peace movement. It has therefore been a foundation for the message of peace that the Peace Palace still carries out every day. Her work however is not widely read (in Dutch). The Dutch translation of Lay Down Your Arms! Dates back to 1925 and has become virtually unreadable. For that reason, the Peace Palace Library wishes to publish a modern rephrasing of Lay Down Your Arms! in honour of Bertha von Suttner’s 175th birthday.
    Could Trump and Kim agree to a Peace Treaty ending the Korean War?

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  • Welcome to All Students!

    July 9, 2018

    The Peace Palace Library welcomes all students of the 2018 Public International Law summer courses of the Hague Academy of International Law. The coming three weeks, the Library will serve as the Academy’s ‘home library’, providing the students with access to all books, articles, essays and documentation on international law available.
    Welcome to All Students of the 2014 Hague Academy Summer Courses!

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  • Notification – Restriction Borrowing Period

    July 3, 2018

    Dear library users, to ensure that the participants of the Hague Academy of International Law Summercourses will have access to all the books and documents they might need, the borrowing of materials will be restricted from the 9th of July till the 1st of September. During this period, materials can only be borrowed for a period of 2 days. The Library will be open as normal during the summer period. Thank you for your cooperation. The Peace Palace Library Staff

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