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  • Library Closed Monday, May 7th

    May 2, 2012

    The Library will be closed on Monday the 7th of May La Bibliothèque est fermé Lundi le 7e Mai

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  • Justice for Sale: Interview with documentary filmmakers, Ilse and Femke van Velzen

    April 2, 2012

    On March 27 2012, documentary filmmakers, Ilse and Femke van Velzen, showed their latest documentary about the Criminal Justice system in the Congo titled Justice for Sale at the Movies that Matter film festival in The Hague. The film documents the prosecution of a suspect accused of rape and the struggle of his lawyer for a Fair Trial and Due Process of Law in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DCR).

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  • Interview with Gabriel Bach: 50 Years since the Eichmann Trial – Memories

    April 2, 2012

    On Monday March 26 2012, The Peace Palace Library, together with the embassy of Israel in The Hague, invited Judge Gabriel Bach, a Prosecutor in the Trial of Adolf Eichmann to the Peace Palace to give a Lecture to share his memories of what could be considered the most famous trial of the 20th century. Judge Bach spoke to an audience of over 200 people and some were able to ask questions during and after the Q & A session.

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  • Highlights of a Library-Trip to Oxford by a Group of Dutch Law Librarians

    April 2, 2012

    The beautiful historical Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera Science Library were first on the list to visit. One inspired guide led us to the oldest parts of the building dating back to the fourteenth century, informing us of the various people who were of great importance to the library. The most important being Sir Thomas Bodley who supported new developments in the library, such as the Legal Depot, by which the Stationer’s Company in London agreed to send a copy of every registered book to the library. The addition of the Selden collection with its many manuscripts was of immense value.

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  • New Titles service updated!

    April 2, 2012

    As of April 1, 2012 the Peace Palace Library has updated its New Titles service. In order to be more consistent with developments of international law, our list of New Titles topics has been revised. Please, check whether your actual subscriptions are up to date and subscribe to our newly added topics!

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  • Peace Palace Library Lecture

    March 15, 2012

    Peace Palace Library Lecture in cooperation with Embassy of Israel by Judge Gabriel Bach about “50 Years since the Eichmann trial-Memories”

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  • Leiden Journal of International Law – 25th Anniversary! Congratulations!

    March 8, 2012

    A successful international law journal! Almost 800 articles have been published and the list of authors offers a who’s who in the field of international law, with a focus on international legal theory and dispute settlement and prevention. The special section “Hague International Jurisprudence” underlines the ties with The Hague, legal capital of the world. In her editorial Editor-in-Chief Larissa van den Herik commemorates the old days of the journal and ponders about the future. What will be the influence of the development of cyberspace, open-access databases, blogs etc., without losing quality control? In the Peace Palace Library the Leiden Journal of International Law is the most consulted journal, followed by Journal of International Criminal Justice, European Journal of International Law, International Criminal law Review, Recueil des Cours and American Journal of International Law

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  • “Mare Liberum” in Persian!

    February 27, 2012

    The Peace Palace Library has received the Persian translation of Hugo Grotius’ famous book:

    “Mare liberum” : Dary¯ai ¯az¯ad = Mare liberum (The Free Sea), from chapter 12 of De Indis (De jure praedae commentarius) / H¯ug¯u Gr¯usy¯us ; transl. [from the Persian] by Hossein Piran and published in 2011 by the Sharh-e-Danesh Insitute of Law Research and Study in Tehran.

    Mr Piran who is Senior Legal Advisor at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague, and a longtime client of the Peace Palace Library, kindly donated this book to the library.

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  • Library users in the spotlight

    February 27, 2012

    Dr. Ruth Bettina Birn is a historian. Between 1991 and 2005, Dr. Birn was chief historian of the war crimes and crimes against humanity division in the Canadian Justice department. Dr. Birn carried out extensive research on the trial of Adolf Eichmann. Her research mainly focussed on the use of evidence and the historical background of the trial. When asked how she feels about the Peace Palace Library Dr Birn stated that ” Moving to The Hague in 2005, I discovered the Peace Palace Library. Its world-class collection nourishes me daily and expands my knowledge of transitional justice. A new home away from home. ”

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

    February 20, 2012

    In order to develope into a 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.

    As we speak quite a lot of periodicals and books are available on paper and online as well.

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