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Institut de Droit international

  • Eyffinger, A., T.M.C. Asser (1838-1913) : "in quest of liberty, justice, and peace", Leiden, Boston, Brill Nijhoff, 2019

    Book Launch: T.M.C. Asser (1838-1913) : “in Quest of Liberty, Justice, and Peace” / by Arthur Eyffinger

    September 2, 2019

    During the 79th Session of the Institut de Droit international, held at the Peace Palace in the Hague from 26th August – 31st August, the author Arthur Eyffinger launched his book in a Joint panel of the Institute of International and the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law (evening 29th August 2019):

    The Life and Work of Tobias Asser: what are their echoes in the 21st century?

    This publication presents a comprehensive review of the life and intellectual legacy of the Dutch Nobel Peace laureate and father of the Hague tradition of international law. It is the first research study based on a wealth of recently disclosed private and family files, and deepens and modifies all earlier evaluations.

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  • The Emerging Legal Regime of Wrecks of Warships

    February 3, 2017

    The status in international law of operational warships has been long established. In contrast, the status of such vessels after they have sunk has been, and remains, a matter of considerable uncertainty. The 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) provides no rules whatsoever relating to sunken warships nor to wrecks more generally. However, over the last decades, technological advances have led to the discovery of many new wreck sites, fuelling commercial interest in these wrecks. As we have seen in our previous blog, illegal scavenging of war wrecks has caused significant upset among governments, war veterans and historians who want to preserve the final resting place of sailors who went down with their ships.

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