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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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  • The Hague International Open Day 2017

    September 21, 2017

    The Hague will celebrate the U.N.-declared International Day of Peace together with you with a wealth of activities, during the Just Peace Festival. During the The Hague International Open Day on Sunday the 24th of September, you can pay a visit to the Peace Palace, the ICC, OPCW, etc.: international organisations, that work tirelessly to secure a safer and better world.

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  • Rosenne’s Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920 -2015 (5th Edition)

    April 12, 2017

    The annual Shabtai Rosenne Memorial Lecture was the perfect opportunity to release the 5th edition of the Rosenne’s Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. During the Memorial Lecture, the first copies of the 4 volume edition were presented to the President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) H.E. Judge Ronny Abraham by Professor Malcolm N. Shaw QC. Professor Shabtai Rosenne (1917-2010) was a distinguished professor of international law, a lawyer, diplomat and teacher. He was the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Hague Prize for International Law in 2004. Each year, a memorial lecture is organized to honor the late Professor Rosenne for his contribution to the theory and practice to International Law.

    The popularity of his monumental and definitive works established Shabtai Rosenne as the undisputed expert on the International Court of Justice’s law and practice of his time. Irrefutably the leading work on the Court, previous editions of Rosenne’s Law and Practice of the International Court have influenced generations of legal scholars, practitioners, judges, and students alike. The Fifth Edition, by Malcolm N. Shaw, combines his expertise as both an academic and practitioner to bring this monumental resource up-to-date while retaining Rosenne’s distinctive voice, erudition, and rigorous objectives.

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  • Bertha von Suttner Master Class and Commemorative Lecture, 14-16 June 2016

    June 3, 2016

    Please register and join us for the third annual Bertha von Suttner Commemoration Week!  Bertha Von Suttner Master Class and Commemorative Lecture, 14-16 June 2016

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  • International Court of Justice turns 70, solemn sitting 20 april 2016

    International Court of Justice 70th Anniversary!

    April 21, 2016

    On 20th April 2016, the International Court of Justice celebrated its seventieth anniversary with a solemn commemorative sitting at the Peace Palace, The Hague. King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands attended the official ceremony. Speeches were given by Judge Ronny Abraham, the President of the ICJ, Mr Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Antonio Gumende, Vice-President of the United Nations General Assembly.

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  • International Court of Justice

    International Court of Justice Lecture, Auditorium, Wednesday, 14.00-16.00h

    July 15, 2014

    A lecture on Wednesday for all students of the Hague Academy on the International Court of Justice by His Excellency Judge Ronny Abraham. Followed by a question-and-answer session. Hague Academy only!
    International Court of Justice Lecture, Auditorium, 14.00-16.00 h

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  • Three Aspects of International Justice at The Hague, ICJ, ICC and ICTY, Conference, 9-13 October 2013

    Three Aspects of International Justice at The Hague, ICJ, ICC and ICTY, Conference, 9-13 October 2013

    October 10, 2013

    The International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists holds its annual conference in the Peace Palace, The Hague. The conference will deal with the topic: “Three Aspects of International Justice at The Hague: ICJ, ICC and ICTY”.
    Three Aspects of International Justice at The Hague, ICJ, ICC and ICTY, Conference, 9-13 October 2013

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  • Map of Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay (with) Map of Chili, by S. Augustus Mitchell, 1880

    Bolivia’s Centenarian Maritime Claim before the International Court of Justice

    May 14, 2013

    Despite losing its maritime coast, the so-called Littoral Department, after the War of the Pacific, Bolivia has historically maintained, as a state policy, a maritime claim to Chile. The claim asks for sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean and its maritime space. The Political Constitution of 2009 established that Bolivia declares its right to access to the sea, and that its objective is to solve the problem peacefully. Therefore, on 24 April 2013, Bolivia instituted proceedings against Chile before the International Court of Justice. A guest blog by Elizabeth Santalla Vargas.

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  • Keeping Your Head Above Water: The Pacific Islands & The Rising Tide Of International Climate Litigation

    February 10, 2012

    On February 3rd, Johnson Toribiong, the President of the Pacific Island Nation Palau, announced that his country will seek an Advisory Opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague regarding the issue of climate change. This blog will briefly discuss the measures that states in these circumstances can invoke during a court procedure.

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  • Interview with Prof. Rosalyn Higgins

    December 22, 2011

    Interview with Prof. Rosalyn Higgins by Ingrid Kost & Otto Spijkers, on 1 December 2011, at the Peace Palace. We spoke about her time as President of the International Court of Justice, the relationship between the Peace Palace Library and the Court, and the difference between men and women.

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