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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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  • Library use

    February 10, 2012

    The last week of January 2012 the e-book “Compensation and restitution in investor-state arbitration : principles and practice / Borzu Sabahi”, recently published by Oxford University Press, was used, looked at or read quite a lot (more than 5 times) in our reading room. The e-book is available in our library since 24-01-2012. For those […]

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  • Judges ICJ elect the members of the Chamber of Summary Procedure

    February 7, 2012

    Press Release 2012/9 6 February 2012 The judges of the International Court of Justice elect the members of the Chamber of Summary Procedure, the Budgetary and Administrative Committee and two other committees of the Court. See Document

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  • Library is hiring

    January 25, 2012

    De Carnegie-Stichting zoekt voor de Bibliotheek van het Vredespaleis: Juridisch-Wetenschappelijk Bibliotheekmedewerker (m/v, 2,0 fte), per heden De bibliotheek bezit een van de grootste collecties ter wereld op het gebied van internationaal recht en is nationaal zwaartepunt internationaal recht. De collectie bevat ongeveer 300.000 boeken, duizenden tijdschriftabonnementen en elektronische informatie. De bibliotheek is onontbeerlijk voor de […]

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  • New website and Newsletter

    January 2, 2012

    The new website of the library of the Peace Palace is now live! With this renewed website we strive to improve our (online) library services and optimize the accessibility of our resources. The main menu at the top of the webpage displays an overview of our collection and webservices. The completely renewed design and interface […]

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  • Fighting and Prosecuting Pirates: An Evening about Piracy

    December 13, 2011

    Fighting and Prosecuting Pirates: An Evening about Piracy, plus Book Launch of “Internationaal Publiekrecht als Wereldrecht” by Prof. Nico Schrijver. On 10 January 2012 at the Peace Palace.

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  • Library closing days

    December 6, 2011

    The library will be closed forthcoming 23rd, 26th and 30th December.

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  • University of Pennsylvania Press Donation

    December 1, 2011

    Donation The University of Pennsylvania Press has kindly donated its latest publication in the Series ”Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights” to the Peace Palace Library. “This side of silence : human rights, torture, and the recognition of cruelty”  by Tobias Kelly is an excellent account of various legal and moral aspects of “torture’, seen in […]

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