Meet our staff

The library has a staff of twenty-two: one library director, eight reference librarians; four cataloguing staff; two reading room staff; two webteam staff; one acquisition staff and four staff working in the stacks.

Peace Palace Library

Reference librarians

  •  Rens Steenhard
    • Collecting: history, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, international relations, peace and security, politics, war and peace
    • Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian
    • Operations and web content manager
    • Research guides: history of international law, Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), League of Nations, polar regions, territory, war and peace, water, World War I, World War II
  •  Raymond Ridderhof
    • Collection coordinator: Europe, excl. UK, Latin America (legal)
    • Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian
    • Research guides: air and space law, foreign direct investment, law of the sea, sport, World Trade Organization
  •  Eveline van Trigt
    • Collecting: world, excluding Europe, including UK (legal)
    • Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian
    • Research guides: diplomacy, international relations, philosophy of law, United Nations
  •  Elvira Cameron
    • Reference librarian
    • Research guides: communications, environment, food, health, intellectual property, labour
  •  Francisca Markx
    • Reference librarian: Arabic, Turkish and Persian materials
    • Research guides: Islamic law
  •  Hans Thijssen
    • Reference librarian
    • Research guides: international arbitration, International Court of Justice, Permanent Court of Arbitration, settlement of international disputes
  •  Brigitte Lhoest
    • Reference librarian
    • Research guides: comparative law, international contracts, international family law, private international law
  •  Nisan Sarican
    • Reference librarian
    • Research guides: international criminal law, international humanitarian law, terrorism, transnational crime, human trafficking

Reading Room

  • Candice Alihusain
    • Coordinator Reading Room
    • Reference librarian
    • Research guides: disarmament, international peace and security, intervention, use of force
  •  Niels van Tol
    •  Services librarian


Library acquisition and administration

Library automation and digital library


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