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  • Just Peace, The Hague, 19-21 September 2014

    Just Peace, The Hague, 19-21 September 2014

    August 26, 2014

    From 19 to 21 September, we will be celebrating the United Nation’s International Day of Peace in The Hague. There will be music, debates, walks, exhibitions, running events, guided tours, theater and much more. Join us!
    Just Peace, The Hague, 19-21 September 2014

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  • Nuclear security: Dangers and Achievements

    March 28, 2014

    Nuclear security is generally accepted to mean “the prevention of, detection of, and response to, criminal or intentional unauthorized acts involving or directed at nuclear material, other radioactive material, associated facilities, or associated activities”. In short it is about preventing terrorists from acquiring radioactive material or attacking nuclear facilities. Since the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, nuclear security concerns have been heightened, but how real is the danger and what are the legal instruments to combat nuclear terrorism?

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  • Nuclear Security Summit, The Hague 2014

    Events around the Nuclear Security Summit

    March 17, 2014

    A number of cultural and socially-engaged institutions in The Hague are organising a special ‘Summit Week’ from 19 to 26 March. You can attend films or follow debates on the summit’s theme: Nuclear Security.
    Nuclear Security Summit, The Hague 2014

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  • A Justification for Russia’s Intervention?

    A Justification for Russia’s Intervention?

    March 7, 2014

    In the last week Russian military forces have occupied Crimea, the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula where the majority of the population is ethnic Russian and the Russian Black Sea Fleet is deployed in the city of Sevastopol. In the Russian constitution a few articles describe circumstances where a primacy of Russian constitutional law above international law may occur. How does Russia legally justify its intervention? Guest Blog by Anna K. Duszczyk.

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  • TedxHagueAcademySalon 'Secure Societies', The Hague University, 19 March 2014

    TedxHagueAcademySalon ‘Secure Societies’, The Hague University, 19 March 2014

    March 6, 2014

    What does it mean to live in a secure society? What are the new elements that are needed to help us towards security? What’s the balance between security and freedom? These are the questions we’ll be asking at our upcoming TEDxHagueAcademySalon – a focused, fun evening that rolls around the concept of ‘Secure Societies’.
    TedxHagueAcademySalon 'Secure Societies', The Hague University, 19 March 2014

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  • Nuclear Security Summit 2014: Preventing Nuclear Terrorism Around the Globe

    February 21, 2014

    On 24 and 25 March 2014 the Third Nuclear Security Summit will take place here in The Hague. Nuclear terrorism is one of the greatest threats to international peace and security. Even though the chance of a terrorist nuclear attack is small, the consequences would be enormous. The Nuclear Security Summit aims to enhance international cooperation in order to combat nuclear terrorist threats by preventing the illicit acquisition of nuclear material by non-state actors such as smugglers and terrorist groups.

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  • Letter from the Editors

    Letter from the Editors

    January 31, 2014

    This year, we, the editors of the Peace Palace Library Newsletter, will have the pleasure to bring to you once more many international law stories revolving around the activities that will take place in – and around the Peace Palace. In addition to these events, we will continue our popular news items such as the interviews with library users and other important people in international law, book donations, etc.

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  • 3D Printed Weapons: A Threat to National and International Security?

    3D Printed Weapons: A Threat to National and International Security?

    December 13, 2013

    Chesspieces, automotive parts, chairs, geometrical objects, food, medical protheses, toys, paperweights and jewelry are a few of the examples of the items that can be made with a 3D printer. There are many types of 3D printers, ranging from a simple 3D printer for home use to a very big industrial type with which large objects can be created. The machines can use any substance in liquid or powder form.

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  • Guide to International Organisations in The Hague, The Hague, City of The Hague, 2013.

    Guide to International Organisations in The Hague, City of Peace and Justice

    November 15, 2013

    The Hague is the International City of Peace and Justice. There are 160 international organisations in The Hague, employing around 14,000 people dedicated to the cause of world peace. Find out more about the organisations and what they do.
    Guide to International Organisations in The Hague, City of Peace and Justice

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  • A Nobel Prize for the OPCW's Work in Syria

    A Nobel Prize for the OPCW’s Work in Syria

    October 17, 2013

    Last Friday, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize of 2013 ‘for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons’. The OPCW is an intergovernmental organization which was created in 1997 to enforce the Chemical Weapons Convention. The OPCW has as its mission to dismantle all chemical weapons arsenals and to monitor and prevent the use of chemical substances as a means of warfare. Chemical weapons have been used since the early existance of mankind. There are many documented examples of the use of chemical weapons by our ancestors. The use of chemical weapons has been prohibited by international law.

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