This Fall, the Dutch Carnegie Foundation awarded Belgian war correspondent Rudi Vranckx the Carnegie-Wateler Peace Prize. Mr. Vranckx was commended by the board of the Carnegie Foundation for his outstanding courage and exceptional commitment to reporting from the most dangereous conflict zones around the world. Before the award ceremony took place in the Great Hall of Justice in the Peace Palace, we had the opportunity to briefly interview Mr. Vranckx about his work and his views on one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time.Read more
Recently, we received a generous book donation from Mr. J. Eduardo Malaya from The Philippines. Mr. Malaya is Assistant Secretary for Treaties and Legal Affairs (Legal Adviser) at the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs. A career member the Foreign Service for over 30 years, he served as Ambassador of the Philippines to Malaysia from September 2011 to March 2017. When asked what it means to him to have his books in the collection of the Library he replied: ‘As the resource library of the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Peace Palace Library is the preeminent repository of the world’s accumulated legal knowledge, and thus it serves not only the two international legal institutions but also the world’s international law community. It is therefore an honor to make contributions of Philippine legal and diplomatic materials to the Peace Palace Library collections’Read more
Earlier this month, Professor Martti Koskenniemi gave a riveting Lecture on the topic of International Law and the Far Right. The event was part of the Annual Lecture Series by the T.M.C. Asser Institute. In his speech, Prof. Koskenniemi argued that the far right as a movement should be taken more seriously by international lawyers. In this regard, we need to make a clear distinction between two aspects of this movement. First, a legitimate protest against issues that international lawyers need to understand better than we do today and secondly, the manipulation by the far right of these legitimate feelings.Read more
Following a year of devastating climate disasters around the globe, from California to Kerala, and Tonga to Japan, the annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) opened on 2 December at Katowice with the goal of finalising the implementation guidelines for the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The guidelines will provide clarity on how to implement the landmark agreement fairly and transparently for all.Read more
Recruitment, propaganda, rationing, fundraising – during the First World War posters were used to inform and rally the public as never before. Three beautiful books with reproductions.Read more
In een uniek concert bundelen het Montiverdi Kamerkoor Utrecht en de Konrad Koselleck Big Band hun krachten om het einde van de Eerste Wereldoorlog te herdenken. Indringende koormuziek uit die tijd van componisten als Elgar en Ravel ontmoet de vroegere Jazzbandmuziek, nieuwe composities wisselen af met oorlogsklassiekers.Read more
Op 10 november vindt de interdisciplinaire conferentie ‘100 Jaar Vrede Organiseren, 1918-2018’ plaats. Als aanvullend programma worden er twee concerten georganiseerd in het Vredespaleis en in de Maartenskerk, Doorn.Read more
Dear Library Users, The Peace Palace Library will be closed on Tuesday the 30th of October. Update : Monday the 29th of October. Library Desk will be unstaffed between 11.30 and 13.00 With regards, the Peace Palace Library StaffRead more
This Summer the Peace Palace Library, accepted a book donation from Brazil titled: “Empresas, Direitos Humanos e Gênero: desafios e perspectivas na proteção e no empoderamento da mulher pelas empresas transnacionais”. The author, Professor Ana Cláudia Ruy Cardia, attended The Hague Academy for the third time and now teaches Private International Law at Mackenzie Presbyterian University in Brazil. In addition, she is also a practicing lawyer in São Paulo. Her publication deals with Transnational Corporations, Human Rights and Gender Issues. Read the Abstract of her publication here.
On a planet where, out of the 100 largest world economies, approximately 49 are States and 51 are companies, issues involving the form of participation of these actors in society are increasingly latent. How to deal with tragic events involving companies and individuals? How not to allow new atrocities to happen again? International society has efforts to restrain the activities of companies violating human rights. Initiatives led by the UN, as well as by other international law subjects, have established a role of protection of human rights by transnational corporations. Within this universe of initiatives, some questions arise: how can such actions be reconciled with women’s empowerment in those companies? How to ensure equal wages, parity promotion opportunities and better living conditions for the group formed by women? These are the main questions, whose answers, still in constant construction, are in this work.
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Every year, a topic of international concern is decided by The Hague Academy of International Law for the Centre for Studies and Research. This is how the process of bringing together some of the most distinguished legal minds from all over the world starts. Legal scholars, professionals, academics, professors, they all get together in the City of Peace and Justice in order to brainstorm, research and write on a topic of world-wide concern.Read more