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  • The Hague International Open Day 2017

    September 21, 2017

    The Hague will celebrate the U.N.-declared International Day of Peace together with you with a wealth of activities, during the Just Peace Festival. During the The Hague International Open Day on Sunday the 24th of September, you can pay a visit to the Peace Palace, the ICC, OPCW, etc.: international organisations, that work tirelessly to secure a safer and better world.

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Maria Clara Ayres Hernandes

    April 12, 2017

    I am currently pursuing my bachelor in International and European Law at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. I come often to the library to study for my courses. Its extensive catalogue has also been extremely useful when researching on international commercial arbitration for the Willem C. Vis Arbitration Moot. I also make use of its materials to research potential debate topics for The Hague Debate Tournament, a competition organized at The Hague University to promote debate on topics of international law and policy. In addition to the impressive amount of resources, the library’s surroundings are certainly inspirational.

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  • Special Exhibition: “The Peace on Posters and the Posters on Peace”

    October 13, 2016

    On September 21, a special exhibition, “The Peace on Posters and the Posters on Peace”, will be opened by the Peace Palace Library and the municipality of The Hague as part of the Just Peace Festival. For this exhibition, a selection of the Library’s poster collection will be displayed in a gallery in the Tram Tunnel of the city centre of The Hague. The Peace Palace Library holds a unique collection of posters relating to Peace; parts of it have a direct relationship with the Peace Movement starting in the early 20th century. This movement consisted of internationalists and pacifists from all over the world, and statesmen and politicians also participated in the movement. The Peace Movement stood also at the basis of the Hague Peace Conferences of 1899 and 1907, resulting in the opening of the Peace Palace in 1913, the temple for the peaceful settlement of international disputes. The Peace Palace Library has always been a principal inhabitant of the Peace Palace, the symbolic building of ‘Peace through Justice’.

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  • Just Peace Festival: Open Doors Day 2016

    October 13, 2016

    On September 25, the Peace Palace Library took part in the festivities of the Just Peace Festival by organizing the Open Doors Day. The Library and the Carnegie Foundation have been actively involved since 2014 when the Just Peace Festival first took place to celebrate the UN Day of Peace. During the Peace Weekend, the Peace Palace was the setting for numerous activities ranging from musical concerts, film screenings, scavenger hunts, interactive sessions and presentations in the Library. Throughout the day,over 130 people visited the Reading Room where they could learn more about the rich history of the Peace Palace as well as have an exclusive look at some of our oldest prints, special collections and materials from the Archives.

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  • Just Peace Festival: Peace Palace Library – In the Footsteps of …

    September 23, 2016

    Visit the Library during The Hague Open Doors Day 2016 and meet four historical figures who have provided an important contribution to the Library and international law.
    Just Peace Festival: Peace Palace Library - In the Footsteps of …

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  • IALL 35th Annual Course “Common Law Perspectives in an International Context”

    August 19, 2016

    From the 31st July until the 3rd August 2016, the 35th Annual Course of the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) on International Legal Information and Law. The theme of the Annual Course was “Common Law Perspectives in an International Context.” The IALL is a worldwide, cooperative non-profit organization of librarians, libraries, and other persons and institutions which are concerned with the acquisition, dissemination and use of legal information from sources other than their own jurisdictions. The IALL 35th Annual Course took place in Keble College, Oxford. Keble was founded in 1870. It is now one of the largest Oxford colleges.

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  • Follow us on Social Media!

    Follow us on Social Media!

    August 15, 2016

    Library services, such as new title alerts, blogs, research guides, international law news items, and digital (image) collections, are available for everyone through our website. In addition, we use social media to keep you informed. Please, follow us on Social Media!
    Follow us on Social Media!

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  • Peace Palace Library Newsletter August 2014

    Newsletter September 2014

    October 1, 2014

    Please, check our latest newsletter September 2014. The library publishes a newsletter (e-only) on a regular basis. All users of the library are strongly encouraged to subscribe. Curious about our newsletters or did you miss one? Read more, here.
    Newsletter August 2014

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  • Peace Palace Library Newsletter August 2014

    Newsletter August 2014

    September 3, 2014

    Please, check our latest newsletter August 2014. This month, we interviewed Eveline Blitz, the author of “Bertha von Suttner: At the Cradle of World Peace”, and three Students of the 2014 Hague Academy Private International Law Summer Courses. Read more, here.
    Newsletter August 2014

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  • Commemorative Lecture Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914), Tuesday, June 24th, Peace Palace

    Commemorative Lecture Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914), Tuesday, June 24th, 2014, Peace Palace

    June 12, 2014

    This month marks the centenary of the death of Bertha von Suttner, the Austrian peace activist, bestselling author of ‘Die Waffen Nieder’ and the first female recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905. To attend this lecture, please register.

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