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Peace Palace Centenaire

  • Embassy Centennial Book Donation Project: Israel and South-Africa

    Embassy Centennial Book Donation Project: Israel and South-Africa

    janvier 31, 2014

    Our special Embassy Centennial Book Donation Project continues into the new year! This month, The Embassies of Israel and South-Africa have generously donated many books to help us expand our National Law Collections. Find out what publications are now part of the Library Collection.

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  • Hundred Flowers and Hundred Birds in Late Spring and Early Summer, Jimbei Kawashima II, Japanese Room, Peace Palace (2)

    Hundred Flowers and Hundred Birds in Late Spring and Early Summer, Jimbei Kawashima II, Japanese Room, Peace Palace (2)

    janvier 2, 2014

    The Japanese Room is regarded by many as an artistic highlight of the Peace Palace. This fairy-like space lives up to its name with a wall covering with six large silk gobelins, a valuable gift from the Japanese government.

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  • Andrew Carnegie’s New Year Greeting 1914

    Andrew Carnegie’s New Year Greeting 1914

    janvier 1, 2014

    Andrew Carnegie’s New Year Greeting was published in The Independant magazine on January 5, 1914. At that time, he was still optimistic on the possibility of a permanent end to war. He had always believed in the power of international law to stave off conflict, and he trusted that future wars would be averted by international arbitration. However, only six months later, World War I began.

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  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    décembre 24, 2013

    The Staff of the Peace Palace wishes you a Merry Cristmas and a peaceful Happy New Year! We can now look back on 2013 as a remarkable year. We have celebrated our Centennial Anniversary between August 28th and September 21st, the UN Day of Peace, with a chain of special events. Through these events, we have emphasized our unwavering commitment to a better world in which conflicts are settled peacefully.

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  • Embassy Centennial Book Donation Project Mexico, Bolivia and New Zealand 01

    Embassy Centennial Book Donation Project: Mexico, Bolivia and New Zealand

    décembre 24, 2013

    As we look back on the past events of our Centenary, we must conclude that our special Centennial Book Project has been a phenomenal success. So far, 25 Embassies in The Hague have generously contributed and therefore enriched our National Law Collection. This month, we’ve welcomed the Embassies of Mexico, Bolivia and New Zealand in the library. Find out which publications are now part of library collection.

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  • Creating Peace through Law the City of Hiroshima 04

    Creating Peace through Law: the City of Hiroshima

    décembre 24, 2013

    By Professor Hope Elizabeth May, Central Michigan University. The Hague’s identity as an international City of Peace and Justice began when the Peace Palace opened on August 28, 1913. A product of the fierce optimism of Andrew Carnegie who provided 1.5 million dollars to finance its construction, the Peace Palace provided a proper symbolic home to what Carnegie referred to as the “high court of humanity” (the Permanent Court of Arbitration) – the precious jewel of the 1899 Hague Peace Conference. The cusp of the Peace Palace Centenary marked an important moment for The Hague. As The Hague enters its next phase, it is an opportune time to consider the experience of another city that was built, by law, to be a symbol of international peace – that of Hiroshima, Japan. 2014 marks not only the centenary of World War I, but also the 65th anniversary of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial City Construction Law (“Peace City Law”).

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  • Hundred Flowers and Hundred Birds in Late Spring and Early Summer, Japanese Room, Peace Palace

    Hundred Flowers and Hundred Birds in Late Spring and Early Summer, Jimbei Kawashima II, Japanese Room, Peace Palace

    décembre 6, 2013

    The Japanese Room is regarded by many as an artistic highlight of the Peace Palace. This fairy-like space lives up to its name with a wall covering with six large silk gobelins, a valuable gift from the Japanese government.

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  • Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914)

    Bertha von Suttner Lectures at the ICC

    décembre 5, 2013

    Two lectures on the legacy of Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914), pacifist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, at the invation of the International Criminal Court by Candice Alihusain, Peace Palace Library and Professor Hope May, Central Michigan University.

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  • Famous Visitors: President of Liberia

    novembre 18, 2013

    Charles D. B. King, 17th President of Liberia (5 January 1920 – 3 December 1930), with his entourage on the steps of the Peace Palace. Photo collection Carnegie Foundation. Charles Dunbar Burgess King (1875-1961) was a politician in Liberia of Americo-Liberian and Freetown Creole descent. He was a member of the True Whig Party, which ruled the country from 1878 until 1980. In his capacity as President, he attended the 1919 Paris Peace Conference and the accompanying First Pan-African Congress.

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  • Embassy Centennial Book Project: Georgia, Korea, The Philippines, Rwanda, Guatemala and Peru

    novembre 15, 2013

    This month, the Embassy Book Donation Project has continued to receive generous donations from five Embassies, namely, the Embassy of Georgia, the Embassy of Korea, the Embassy of the Philippines, the Peruvian Embassy for the second time (!), the Embassy of Rwanda and the Embassy of Guatemala. Find out which publications are now part of our National Law Collection.

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