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  • The Embassy of Mexico and the Peace Palace Library host exhibition on Hugo Grotius

    October 23, 2018

    On September 5th, 2018, in the presence of His Excellency, Mr Edgar Elias Azar, the Ambassador of Mexico, who opened the forum introducing the exhibition by referring to the intellectual history of The Netherlands, an exhibition on Hugo Grotius was opened; the expo, presented in collaboration with the Peace Palace Library, was mounted till October 10th, 2018. The key note speaker at the occasion was Professor Henk Nellen, the most well-known scholar and biographer of Hugo Grotius.

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  • Royal Sperm Whales and More

    April 14, 2016

    Has any mammal inspired such romantic images of the sea and love for nature as much as the whale, yet aroused such controversy in global environmental conservation? Legal efforts to protect whales, however, extend beyond whaling issues. Even beyond protection itself. What about legal arrangements dealing with such large marine mammals found stranded on the shoreline? This so-called phenomenon of Cetacean stranding certainly is something that arouses public interest and emotion.

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  • La Gazette Hollande

    The first arbitration treaty – I

    August 23, 2013

    A collection of documents on an inscription on a Greek stele from the 5th century BC that was excavated by C.W. Vollgraff. The inscription contains an arbitration treaty between the Cretan cities Knossos and Tylissos. This collection contains: – Newspaper article from the Gazette de Hollande, friday april 27 1928 (no. 2976) – Two photographs of the […]

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  • Professor Emeritus Robert Feenstra (1920-2013)

    In memoriam Professor Emeritus Robert Feenstra (1920-2013), Eminent Legal Historian and Grotius Expert

    March 28, 2013

    Professor Robert Feenstra, one of the most outstanding specialist in the legal writings of Hugo Grotius, died on March 2 at the age of 92. Prof. Feenstra was Professor of Legal History in Utrecht from 1949 till 1952 and Professor of Roman Law at Leyden University from 1952 till 1985. He published extensively on Grotius’s legal heritage.

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