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  • The ESMA Mega Trial: Crimes against Humanity during the Last Dictatorship in Argentina 1976-1983

    mai 18, 2018

    This blog has been written by Argentinean lawyer Federico Gaitan Hairabedian. From 2014 to 2017, he has taken on the role of a plaintiff attorney for CELS (Centre of Legal and Social Studies) in the ESMA Mega-case for the crimes committed at the Naval School of Mechanical Engineering (ESMA) representing the victims and families of those disappeared during the military dictatorship in Argentina between 1976-1983. ESMA functioned as an illegal, secret detention center during the so-called National Reorganization Process. It was the largest detention center for thousands of instances of forced disappearance, torture, and illegal execution.

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  • Lecture: Legacies of the Armenian Genocide

    mai 4, 2018

    The Peace Palace Library has the pleasure to announce a lecture and panel discussion on ‘Legacies of the Armenian Genocide’. Date: 7th of May Time: 17:00-19:00, you can gather at 16:45 at the security lodge, please carry a valid ID.  Language: English Place: Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 2 Den Haag, Seminar Room. Costs: Free of charge, […]

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  • Perspectives on Mass Violence: Peace and Conflict Studies and Genocide Studies Compared

    mars 1, 2018

    This week’s compelling guest blog compares the fields of Conflict Studies with Genocide Studies, its intriguing differences and similarities and the general lack of cross-pollination between them, even though they both deal with questions of collective violence and individual participation in violence. The author, Kjell Anderson, is a jurist and social scientist and works in both fields of Conflict Studies and Genocide studies.

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  • Lecture The Crime of Aggression under International Law

    janvier 26, 2018

    Audiovisual Library of International, Codification Division, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations, 2017. Lecture by Mr. Claus Kress, Professor and Director, Institute of International Peace and Security Law, University of Cologne.

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  • Are Syria and Iraq the Middle Eastern Bloodlands?

    juillet 20, 2017

    Deir az-Zor is a sleepy town on the banks of the Euphrates in the Syrian desert, and did not ring much of a bell for most non-Syrians. Except for Armenians. During the 1915 Armenian Genocide, the Ottoman government deported hundreds of thousands of Ottoman Armenians to Deir az-Zor, where they were left to die or were killed outright. A German diplomat who was stationed in that area wrote that the Armenians were “slaughtered like sheep”. To the casual observer this looked allegorical or even hyperbolical, in any case unreal, removed far away in geography, time, and culture. Until recent times, when ISIS videos surfaced online. And again the desert soil of Deir az-Zor shone red with blood, and once more the word ‘Deir az-Zor’ served as a symbol of bloodshed.

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  • Volume 5 Series Historical Origins of International Criminal Law

    juin 22, 2017

    Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher has published: Historical Origins of International Criminal Law, edited by Morten Bergsmo (et al.). We thank the publisher for donating this series.

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  • Benjamin Ferenczpad Unveiled

    mai 30, 2017

    Last week, the path next to the Peace Palace has been named Benjamin Ferenczpad. Together with the students of the Duinoord School, 97-year-old Ferencz, former Chief Prosecutor for the United States Army at the Nuremberg Einsatzgruppen Trial and advocate of the establishment of the International Criminal Court, unveiled his street name board. After revealing, he spoke to the children in the Peace Palace Library who were allowed to ask questions.

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  • Al Bashir Case

    décembre 9, 2016

    ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II schedules a hearing on South Africa’s cooperation on 7 April 2017.
    Al Bashir Case

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  • War Crimes Investigations in the UK: All is Fair in Law and War?

    janvier 29, 2016

    While the last British troops left Iraq in 2011, national and international investigations into the UK military’s conduct in Iraq are still ongoing and continue to spark controversy. Civil lawsuits as well as criminal prosecutions could still be on the horizon for some British soldiers. Gerry Simpson described this continuous quest for justice and the backlash against its results as the human dilemma of “wanting justice and being ‘sick of giving it’”. This blog will examine the British involvement in Iraq and the alleged war crimes committed during their mission, and the efforts and initiatives undertaken to discover the truth and to seek justice.

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  • ‘Nuremberg: It’s Lesson for Today’, Film Screening, Thursday 26 November

    novembre 18, 2015

    We kindly invite you for this film screening. Registration and tickets, please click here.
    ‘Nuremberg: It's Lesson for Today’, Film Screening, Thursday 26 November

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