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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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  • 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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  • Legislating Peace: From the Outlawry of War to the Crime of Aggression, 3-4 July 2018

    June 27, 2018

    Dialogue and Speeches. Venue: Peace Palace Library and the Nieuwe Kerk, Delft
    Legislating Peace

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  • USA leaving UN Human Rights Council

    June 20, 2018

    USA Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday, accusing the body of bias against USA ally Israel and a failure to hold human rights abusers accountable.
    USA leaving UN Human Rights Council

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  • Could Trump and Kim agree to a Peace Treaty ending the Korean War?

    June 14, 2018

    Please, check our Library special ‘A World Free of Nuclear Weapons’ for international law publications on nuclear disarmament.

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  • Peace Palace Library Lecture Summary: Legacies of the Armenian Genocide

    May 30, 2018

    This is a summary report of a Peace Palace Library Lecture entitled ‘Legacies of the Armenian Genocide’ that took place on 7 May 2018. The Peace Palace Library was proud to host the following distinguished speakers. The first speaker of the evening was Jeroen Vervliet, Director of the Peace Palace Library. He studied history and Law at the […]

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  • Book Launches Law of the Sea: ‘Maritime Boundary Delimitation’ and ‘Traité de Droit international de la Mer’

    May 22, 2018

    The Peace Palace Library was delighted to host, along with the K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea (JCLOS) of the UiT the Arctic University of Norway and Le Club de Droit International, the book launch of Maritime Boundary Delimitation: The Case Law; Is it Consistent and Predictable? This book, which is edited […]

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  • Library Closed : Monday the 21st of May

    May 18, 2018

    Dear Library Users, the Library will be closed on Monday 21st of May 2018 – Pentecost Monday With regards, the Peace Palace Library Staff

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