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  • Grotiana

    Grotiana, Volume 39 (2018)

    January 10, 2019

    New issue. Grotiana appears under the auspices of the Grotiana Foundation. The journal’s leading objective is the furtherance of the Grotian tradition. It welcomes any relevant contribution to a better understanding of Grotius’ life and works. At the same time close attention will be paid to Grotius’ relevance for present-day thinking about world problems. Grotiana therefore intends to be a forum for exchanges concerning the philosophical, ethical and legal fundamentals of the search for an international order. The Library contributes with a bibliography on Grotius.

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  • Grotiana

    Grotiana, Volume 38 (2017)

    January 30, 2018

    Grotiana appears under the auspices of the Grotiana Foundation. The journal’s leading objective is the furtherance of the Grotian tradition. It welcomes any relevant contribution to a better understanding of Grotius’ life and works. The Library contributes with a bibliography on Grotius.

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  • Remembering Felix Moscheles (1833-1917)

    January 11, 2018

    On December 22, the Peace Palace Library, the International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) and the Bertha von Suttner Peace Institute organized a commemorative meeting to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Felix Stone Moscheles. Moscheles was a 19th century peace activist and painter. He was one of the best-known pacifists of his time, a familiar face in the International Peace Movement and a close friend of Bertha von Suttner, the first female recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He participated in the Hague Peace Conferences and was a staunch supporter of international arbitration. This blog will briefly discuss his life and will mainly focus on his peace activities.

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  • Book Review: War, Peace and International Order?

    October 12, 2017

    This book attempts to assess the history and on-going relevance of the 1899 and 1907 Hague peace conferences, the conventions they brought into being, the institutions they established and the precedents they set. The exact legacies of the two conferences remain unclear. On the one hand, diplomatic and military historians, who cast their gaze to 1914, traditionally dismiss the events of 1899 and 1907 as insignificant footnotes on the path to the First World War. On the other, experts in international law posit that The Hague’s foremost legacy lies in the manner in which the conferences progressed the law of war and the concept and application of international justice.

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  • Grotiana, 37 (2017)

    January 6, 2017

    Please, view the newest edition of Grotiana. The journal’s leading objective is the furtherance of the Grotian tradition.

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  • Grotiana

    New Publication Available Grotiana, Volume 36 (2015)

    February 8, 2016

    Grotiana, 36 (2015)

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  • Library donates High Resolution Photographs to Wikimedia Commons

    Library donates High Resolution Photographs to Wikimedia Commons

    May 20, 2014

    The Peace Palace Library has made high resolution photographs of about 1700 prints from 17th and 18th-Century books from its collection and donates these photographs to the image database Wikimedia Commons. A Wikipedian in Special Residence assists the library in doing so. This project is currently in full swing.

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  • ICJ Judge Donoghue wirh Christina Moreno and Anastasia Telesetsky at the first POL Event - University of Idaho

    ‘Piece of the Palace’: a Special Project aimed at Making International Audiences Part of the Centennial Celebrations

    May 3, 2013

    This summer the Peace Palace will celebrate its Centenary on August 28. The upcoming celebrations will be centered around the The Hague area and will therefore not include the international community outside of The Netherlands. The Piece of the Palace is a special project that enables people from all around the world to participate in the Peace Palace Centenary and to learn more about the history of the Peace Palace as well as International Law. The Project was first launched on April 10, 2013 at the University of Idaho in the United States of America where Judge Donoghue of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) lectured and spoke about the importance of this historic moment.

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  • Nellen, H.J.M., Grotius’s Memory Honoured: On the Acquisition of the First Edition of De Iure Belli ac Pacis by the Peace Palace Library, The Hague, Peace Palace Library, 2012.

    Grotius’s Memory Honoured

    January 22, 2013

    A booklet by Professor Henk Nellen on the acquisition of the first edition of De Iure belli ac pacis by the Peace Palace Library. It is an adapted version of a speech held in the Peace Palace on 21 February 2011, when the copy of De iure belli ac pacis was presented to the public. After a short survey of the genesis, printing history and early reception, the booklet goes into the differences between the three states of the first edition and their significance for the interpretation of Grotius’s work.

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  • Professor Yanagihara in the Peace Palace Library

    Peace Palace Library Interview: Professor Masaharu Yanagihara

    July 26, 2012

    Professor Yanagihara is president of the Japanese Society of International Law and Professor of International Law at Kyushu University. He is currently lecturing at The Hague Academy of International Law on “The Significance of the History of the Law of Nations in Europe and Asia”. The auditorium is fully packed as students listen to his course on the history of reception of international law, with an emphasis on China, Korea and Japan.

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