International peace and security

  • Vereenigde Naties. Elkaar begrijpen – in vrede leven

    June 12, 2013

    United Nations Peace Poster with the text “Understand each other – live in peace”. Image: In the center of the image a globe is depicted covered with photographs of people from all kind of nations. In front of the globe, at the left upper side, a dove is depicted with an olive branch, a symbol […]

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  • Fordert: Verbot der Atomwaffen

    June 12, 2013

    Poster against nuclear weapons by the Deutschen Friedensrat with the slogan “Fordert: Verbot der Atomwaffen!” [Demand: prohibition of nuclear weapons] Image: A strong hand grabs a snake that curls around a globe. On the snake “Atomkrieg” is written.

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  • F.N.s Observatorer vogter Freden (U.N. Peacekeepers)

    June 12, 2013

    Danish Poster to inform the public about the Peace keeping works of the United Nations. Image: In the front an United Nations observer with a binocular. In the background several UN-observers with a white flag.

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  • ARGO and the Follow-Up: Iran and the United States

    December 14, 2012

    33 Years after the event, Hollywood has turned its attention to an episode that traumatized the United States for months: the seizure of the American Embassy in Tehran. As the US Embassy falls to a group of Islamist students and militants in support of the Iranian revolution and in retaliation for the USA’s sheltering of the recently deposed Shah, six diplomats slip out and seek sanctuary in the Canadian’s ambassador’s residence. It is up to the CIA’s Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) to extract them from the country before they are discovered by the Revolutionary Guards. The plan? Create a fake movie, called Argo, and pretend they’re the crew.

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  • Iraqi civilian casualties on a bridge over the Euphrates River at Al Hindiyah (Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003)

    The Body Counts : Civilian Casualties in War

    May 10, 2012

    Throughout the post Cold War period there has been a widespread view that war and armed conflict have changed radically since the First World War to the point where some 80-90% of war victims are now civilians. Many modern wars have been accompanied by significant depopulations, along with destruction of infrastructure and resources.

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  • Fighting and Prosecuting Pirates: An Evening about Piracy

    December 13, 2011

    Fighting and Prosecuting Pirates: An Evening about Piracy, plus Book Launch of “Internationaal Publiekrecht als Wereldrecht” by Prof. Nico Schrijver. On 10 January 2012 at the Peace Palace.

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  • Dag Hammarskjöld (1905 – 1961)

    November 10, 2011

    Fifty years ago, the former United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld tragically passed away in a plane crash, on his way to cease-fire negotiations with the leaders of Katanga province of conflict-ridden Congo.

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  • Use of Force | Research Guide International law

    Use of Force

    The UN-Charter prohibits the use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconstistent with the purposes of the United Nations. In case of aggression by one nation-State against another, the United Nations Security Council is authorized under Chapter VII of the UN Charter to allow member states to take all necessary measures to maintain international peace and security.

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  • International Peace and Security - Research Guide International Law

    International Peace and Security

    Many international or regional organizations are involved in peacemaking, peace-enforcing and peacekeeping activities. In fact, they send multinational forces to the various conflict areas. While the expression ‘collective security’ does not occur in the United Nations Charter, it is often used to refer to the system for the maintenance of international peace and security under the UN Charter.

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  • War, Peace and Security

    The Peace Palace Library Research Guides are intended as a starting point for legal research on various topics of International Law. They provide the basic legal materials available in the Peace Palace Library, both in print and electronic format and on the Internet. Reference works, leading articles, bibliographies, periodicals, serial publications and documents of interest are presented in the Selective Bibliography sections. Links to the library’s Online Public Access Catalogue are inserted. Special attention is given to our subscriptions on databases, e-journals, e-books and other electronic resources. Finally, the Research Guides feature links to relevant blogs, websites and other online resources of particular interest.

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