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  • IALL 2018 – Law in Luxembourg – Where Local Tradition Meets European and International Innovation

    October 11, 2018

    From Sunday September 30th to Wednesday October 3rd, 2018, the annual conference of the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) took place in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law (MPI LUX). The city of Luxembourg is home to many EU institutions. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is the best-known EU institution and iconic for the development of European legislation. Luxembourg was a forerunner and a strong supporter of European political and economic integration. Robert Schumann, the famous Luxembourg citizen, stood at the cradle of European unity. The theme of this year’s IALL Conference was “the law in Luxembourg where local traditions meet European and international innovation”. On Sunday 30 September the program started with a pre-conference workshop on robots in libraries.

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  • Engel, A., The Choice of Legal Basis for Acts of the European Union : Competence Overlaps, Institutional Preferences, and Legal Basis Litigation, Cham, Springer, 2018.

    SpringerLink E-books Update

    October 1, 2018

    The Springer e-books database has been updated. Six new e-book titles have recently been added. SpringerLink is the starting point of access for Springer online journals and Springer online books. The Peace Palace Library has acquired Springer e-books in Humanities, Environmental Science and Law.

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    Peace Palace Library 2017 in Review

    December 22, 2017

    As we turn the page on 2017, a lot has happened in the world and also specific on the international law arena. In this blog the Peace Palace Library looks back on the most notable international law news and Peace Palace Library lectures and events. On 22 November 2017, Ratko Mladić, the former commander of the Bosnian Serb army and one-time fugitive from international justice has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

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  • China’s Ascendency as Vanguard of Traditional Knowledge in International Law Fora

    August 24, 2017

    The People’s Republic of China has made great strides towards a commercial rule of law in regard to intellectual property law. International law has helped raise the bar for the protection and enforcement standards of intellectual property law in China. Now, that China has realized the potential of intellectual property law for innovation, culture and commerce it has become a vocal advocate in international law fora to reform intellectual property law in line with their ideas about Traditional Knowledge.

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  • ‘Make our planet great again’. The impact of Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Agreement

    June 10, 2017

    On 1 June 2017 Donald Trump, President of the United States of America (USA) announced that the USA would withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement: “We’re getting out, but we will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair.” The Paris Climate Agreement which aims at limiting and mitigating the effect of climate change, is an agreement which builds upon the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Trump’s decision has been scorned and condemned by many.

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  • Interview Professor Yves Daudet

    February 16, 2017

    Professor Daudet officially retired as Secretary-General of The Hague Academy of International Law. A special farewell ceremony and reception were held in his honor during which the new Secretary- General, Professor Jean- Marc Thouvenin was formally introduced. Mr Daudet graciously agreed to be interviewed. Find out more how he looks back on his time at the Academy, his many highlights and accomplishments and how he will continue to stay involved in the future of the Academy.

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    Peace Palace Library 2016 in Review

    December 29, 2016

    As we turn the page on 2016, a lot has happened in the world and also specific on the international law arena. In this blog the Peace Palace Library looks back on the most notable international law news and Peace Palace Library events. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change has been ratified, withdrawal of South-Africa, Burundi and Gambia from the International Criminal Court (ICC), the ICC Trial Chamber VIII sentence of Mr Al Mahdi to be guilty of the war crime of attacking historic and religious buildings in Timbuktu, the South China Sea Arbitration Award and International Court of Justice 70th Anniversary! On behalf of the Peace Palace Staff, I like to thank our members, users and readers. We wish you a very happy new year and if you like, we will keep you updated! Stay tuned!

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  • Interview: Alexia Solomou

    October 13, 2016

    The best part of working in the Library is meeting community members who are working on interesting and important projects in international law. It gets even better when they’re willing to share their stories with our readers. This month, we are delighted to introduce you to Alexia Solomou, Associate Legal Officer at the International Court of Justice. Ms. Solomou is from Cyprus and has recently succeeded in setting up a Cypriot Branch of the International Law Association. She shares with us her experience of working at the ICJ and offers us great insight in what it takes to set up an ILA branch.

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  • Just Peace 2016

    August 24, 2016

    The Hague will be completely swept away by the Just Peace Festival, 21-25 September. With a wealth of activities, the city will celebrate the U.N.-declared International Day of Peace together with you. The Peace Palace is partner of Just Peace and you can take part in various activities.
    Just Peace 2016

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  • Academy Reception African Foundation for International Law

    August 5, 2016

    On Thursday 28 of July 2016 for the third time, a networking reception was organized for the African participants attending the 2016 Public International Law summer courses of The Hague Academy of International Law and the African interns of The Hague Tribunals and Courts. The senior African international legal practitioners based in The Hague that were present were Judge Sanji Mmasenono Monageng of the International Criminal Court, Dr. Jean Pélé Fomété Deputy-Registrar of the International Criminal Court, Judge Koffi Kumelio A. Afande of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Tanzanian Ambassador H.E. Mrs. Irene F.M. Kasyanju and Mrs. Gloria Atiba-Davies who is the Victims Expert in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. According to Ms. Abdulle, the networking event is aimed at creating a forum for exchange between the African participants and senior African international legal practitioners based in The Hague.

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