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

    Hague Academic Coalition Lecture ‘Rwanda and the Restoration of the Rule of Law’, The Hague, November 29, 2012

    November 30, 2012

    Yesterday, November 29, on the occasion of the Lecture Series of the Hague Academic Coalition, an afternoon lecture was held to adress the recent developments in Rwanda concerning the judicial system and the Rule of Law, titled ‘Rwanda and the Restoration of the Rule of Law’.

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  • Symposium on International Collaboration in Claims for Nazi-Looted Art, The Hague, November 27, 2012

    Symposium on International Collaboration in Claims for Nazi-Looted Art, The Hague, November 27, 2012

    November 26, 2012

    To mark its tenth anniversary, the Dutch Restitutions Committee is staging an international symposium about claims for Nazi-looted art in the Peace Palace in The Hague on 27 November.

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  • “The Best is Yet to Come”: Barack Obama wins Re-Election

    November 7, 2012

    This morning from 5 a.m. the American Embassy and the OAR (Overseas Americans Remember) organized their traditional -once every four year- ‘Who’s the President Breakfast’ in the Great Hall of the Kurhaus Hotel in Scheveningen.

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  • Hendrik J. Lubbe

    Library User in the Spotlight: Dr. Hendrik J. Lubbe

    November 6, 2012

    This month, we turn the spotlight on Dr. Hendrik J. Lubbe, currently a senior lecturer at the Law Faculty of the North-West University, Potchefstroom in South-Africa. Dr. Lubbe succesfully defended his dissertation titled Successive and Additional measures to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Amnesty Scheme in South-Africa at Tilburg University on December 13, 2010. After defending his thesis, he was encouraged and inspired by his professors to elaborate more on certain issues and included those in his book that was published this month.

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  • New Research Guide: Ecocide

    November 5, 2012

    Recently, the Peace Palace Library published the Ecocide Research Guide. This aspect of International Environmental Law has gained in importance in recent years as the activities of the human species are influencing the Earth’s natural state in a way never seen before. This Guide provides the basic legal materials available in the Peace Palace Library, both in print and electronic format. Handbooks, leading articles, bibliographies, periodicals, serial publications and documents of interest are presented in the Selective Bibliography section.

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