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Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914)

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    Bertha von Suttner Lectures at the ICC

    December 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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  • Ingrid Rollema and the Creation of a Bertha von Suttner Bust with the help of an ICJ Judge

    Ingrid Rollema and the Creation of a Bertha von Suttner Bust with the Help of an ICJ Judge

    October 3, 2013

    When Ingrid Rollema, the artist of the Bertha von Suttner buste to the municipality of The Hague, first started her work process she approached former ICJ Judge Pieter Kooijmans for advice on the project. Together they not only discussed Bertha von Suttner but also spoke about international law and a virtual version of the ICJ. This month, she shares with us her thoughts about a very memorable conversation.

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  • Pro Concordia Labor: A Celebration of Women, Peace and International Law

    Speech delivered by Stephen J. Rapp at “Pro Concordia Labor: A Celebration of Women, Peace and International Law”

    August 31, 2013

    Speech delivered by Stephen J. Rapp, US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice at “Pro Concordia Labor (For Peace I Work): A Celebration of Women, Peace and International Law”, Oude Kerk (Old Church), Delft, The Netherlands, 27 August 2013.

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  • Pro Concordia Labor: A Celebration of Women, Peace and International Law

    Pro Concordia Labor: A Celebration of Women, Peace and International Law

    August 27, 2013

    Today, on August 27, 2013, at 18:30 pm, a public celebration will occur at the Oude Kerk in Delft, to commemorate the Centenary of the Peace Palace and honor the legacy of Bertha von Suttner, the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. A bust of Bertha von Suttner will be unveiled by 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee the following day at the Peace Palace.
    Pro Concordia Labor: A Celebration of Women, Peace and International Law

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  • Bertha von Suttner

    Bertha von Suttner: First Woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 1905

    July 5, 2013

    On August 28, we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Peace Palace. In the context of our anniversary, it is time to reflect and salute those who, a hundred years ago, worked tirelessly to help the Peace Palace come into existence. One of these people is author and peace activist Bertha von Suttner. Does her name ring any bells? If it doesn’t than this is the right moment to learn about the remarkable life of a women who played a special role in the history of the Peace Palace and who went on to become the first women in history to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 1905.

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  • Ingrid Rollema and the Buste of Bertha von Suttner

    Digital Unveiling of Bertha von Suttner’s Bust

    June 26, 2013

    On the June 21, 2013, we celebrated the 99th anniversary of Bertha von Suttner’s death. As part of our Centennial celebrations we are honored to begin the first of several posts comprising a ‘digital unveiling’ of the beautiful bust of Bertha von Suttner lovingly sculpted by Ingrid Rollema.
    Digital Unveiling of Bertha von Suttner's Bust

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  • Disarmament | Research Guide International Law

    Disarmament

    Disarmament is the act of reducing, limiting, or abolishing weapons. The main focus nowadays is on three categories of weapons: weapons of an indiscriminate effect, such as cluster munitions and landmines, biological and chemical weapons and the (non-) proliferation of nuclear weapons. General and complete disarmament was defined by the United Nations General Assembly as the elimination of all weapons of mass destruction, coupled with the “balanced reduction of armed forces and conventional armaments, based on the principle of undiminished security of the parties with a view to promoting or enhancing stability at a lower military level, taking into account the need of all States to protect their security”.

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