• Centre 2019: Extraterritoriality

    août 15, 2019

    Next week the Centre of Research 2019 of the Hague Academy of International Law (from August 19 to September 6, 2019) is going to start at the Hague Academy of International Law.
    Theme of research this year will be: Extraterritoriality.
    The question of extraterritoriality requires the examination, at a very general level, of the allocation of power among States. More specifically, it requires consideration of the factors that are likely (or not) to justify the extraterritorial scope of state action, particularly in areas involving transnational movements and flows (cybersecurity and cyber defense, human rights, migration, global cartels, global capital markets).

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  • Library Membership Announcement / Annonce d’Adhésion à la Bibliothèque

    juillet 8, 2019

    Dear library users, from today onward, the cost for an annual library membership is € 39,50. Library membership will give you access to all the online resources of the Peace Palace Library from any location in the world. It will also allow you to order from our closed stacks books and publications for research in the Reading Room of the library and, provided you are living or staying in The Netherlands, you will also be able to take them outside the library (if possible). In case you have any questions, please contact:

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  • Forward Into Memory: Untold Stories of Peace through Law from Pyonyang to Versailles

    juin 18, 2019

    In her final novel, “When Thoughts Will Soar” (Der Menschheit Hochgedanken), Nobel laureate and 19th century peace activist Bertha von Suttner writes of the power of specific ideas and stories to traverse time and space, to soar from one culture and era to another, and provide the “motive power” for the work of human uplift. However, fragmentation […]

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  • The Hague Academy Summer Courses 2019 Programme

    juin 14, 2019

    The Hague Academy Summer Courses 2019 Programme

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  • Peace Education for the Protection of World Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Yemen

    juin 13, 2019

    On Thursday 13 June, the congress ‘Peace Education for the Protection of World Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Yemen’is being held at the Peace Palace. The World Forum for the Culture of Peace, organized by the Al-Babtain Foundation in partnership with the International Peace Institute and Leiden University, brings together government leaders, UN officials, academics, […]

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  • Library Closing Hours Pentecost Monday 2019

    juin 6, 2019

    Dear Library users, the Library will be closed on Monday, 10 June 2019 – Pentecost Monday. With regards, the Peace Palace Staff.

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  • 2nd Normandy World Peace Forum: ‘The Peacemakers’

    juin 5, 2019

    The Normandy World Peace Forum is a major international event initiated by the Normandy Region, which will be attended by heads of state, leading academics, political specialists and guest speakers on 4th and 5th June 2019 in Caen, just before the anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

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  • Closing Days; 30th of May and 10th of June

    mai 23, 2019

    Dear library users, The Peace Palace Library will be closed on:   Thursday, 30th of May. – Ascension (The library will be open Friday the 31st!) Monday, 10th of June. – 2nd Pentecost   If you have any questions, please contact  With regards, The Peace Palace Library Staff

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  • Library of the Supreme Court visits Peace Palace Library

    mai 7, 2019

    On Monday May 6th 2019 the library staff of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands visited the Peace Palace Library. This visit was in the context of a more close and intensive cooperation between the two libraries.

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  • Book Donation ‘Negotiating Peace. A Guide to the Practice, Politics, and Law of International Mediation’

    mai 7, 2019

    Sven M.G. Koopmans donates his recently published “Negotiating Peace. A Guide to the Practice, Politics, and Law of International Mediation, Oxford University Press, 2018. Sven Koopmans, currently a Member of Parliament in the Netherlands, obtained his doctorate in international law at Oxford University (resulting in the book “Diplomatic Dispute Settlement. The Use of Inter-State Conciliation [T.M.C. Asser Press, 2008])” He is a former Senior Mediation Expert at the United Nations, political advisor at the European Union and consultant to the African Union, and in these capacities he worked e.g. on peace Cyprus, Kosovo, Darfur, Syria and Sudan/South Sudan; he has been involved in numerous peace processes around the world.

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