• Christmas Holiday Closing Times

    Christmas Holidays Opening and Closing Hours

    December 18, 2019

    Dear Library Users,

    This message is to inform you that the Library will be closed on:

    Monday, 23 December, from 15.00 hrs.

    Tuesday, 24 December

    Wednesday, 25 December, Christmas

    Thursday, 26 December

    Friday, 27 December

    Wednesday, 1 January, New Year’s Day 2020

    From December 20 until December 31, the Library will only accept electronic payments (Pin/Credit Card). During this time, it will not be possible to pay in cash.

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  • Library Membership Announcement / Annonce d’Adhésion à la Bibliothèque

    July 8, 2019

    Dear library users, from today onward, the cost for an annual library membership is € 39,50. Library membership will give you access to all the online resources of the Peace Palace Library from any location in the world. It will also allow you to order from our closed stacks books and publications for research in the Reading Room of the library and, provided you are living or staying in The Netherlands, you will also be able to take them outside the library (if possible). In case you have any questions, please contact:

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  • Library Closing Hours Pentecost Monday 2019

    June 6, 2019

    Dear Library users, the Library will be closed on Monday, 10 June 2019 – Pentecost Monday. With regards, the Peace Palace Staff.

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  • Reminder Library Survey

    April 23, 2019

    Dear Library users, two weeks ago we have sent you an invitation to participate in a user survey with the aim to get a better understanding of your usage of the various services of the Library. If you already filled out the questionnaire, we like to thank you for that. If you did not yet fill out the questionnaire, may we kindly ask you to do this? The survey centers around three key questions: how do you use the Peace Palace Library?, which services of the library do you use?, what are your information needs? Filling out the online questionnaire will take 5 to 10 minutes of your time.

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  • Library Anouncement – Easter

    April 16, 2019

    Library Anouncement Dear Library Users, the Library will be closed on:   – Friday, April 19th (Good Friday) – Monday, April 22nd (2nd Easter)   With regards, The Peace Palace Staff

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  • Academy Book Launch: The Case for an International Court of Civil Justice

    February 6, 2019

    During the first edition of the Winter Courses of The Hague Academy, a new book titled ‘The Case for an International Court of Civil Justice’ by Professor Maya Steinitz was presented to the students of the Academy. A few chapters of this book were included in the reading lists of Professor Catherine Kessedjian who was responsible for the General Course during the Winter Session. In this book, Professor Steinitz argues for the creation of an International Court of Civil Justice (ICCJ). In a world where victims of cross-border mass torts de facto lack a court to turn to in order to pursue legal action against multinational corporations responsible for disasters, atrocities, and other harms, Prof. Steinitz argues that this is the only way to provide a fair, legitimate, and efficient process for both victims and corporations.

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  • International Courts and the African Woman Judge

    February 6, 2019

    In 2018, the African Foundation of International Law organized a book launch for the publication ‘International Courts and the African Woman Judge ; Unveiled Naratives. After the opening remarks by Deputy – Registrar of the ICJ, Mr. Jean-Pelé Fomété, Dr Josephine Jarpa Dawuni, one of the editors, presented her book. She explained that the book narrates the lives and achievements of seven African female judges who currently sit on international courts and tribunals. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion with ICJ Judge Julia Sebutinde and Judge Liesbeth Lijnzaad of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and former ICTY prosecutor, Daniela Kravetz. Judge Sebutinde and Judge Lijnzaad spoke on the subject of gender and international courts as well as shared their personal experiences with the members of the audience. Daniela Kravetz, former ICTY Prosecutor, talked about the Gqual campaign and their strategies to promote gender parity in international legal organs.

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  • Important Announcement: New Library Automation System

    December 21, 2018

    Dear Library users,

    From January 2nd, the Peace Palace Library will be using a new library automation system. In this item you will find how services will change for its users.

    Kind regards, the Peace Palace Library Staff

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  • Systematic Classification of International Law

    December 20, 2018

    The Online Public Access Catalog includes bibliographical references to books, periodicals and articles that are available in the Peace Palace Library. The Library possesses an in-house systematic classification, modernised and updated as of 01-01-2016, which is used to classify books, essays and articles. Originally created in 1916, the systematic classification supports your search with regard to content and is divided into five sections.

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  • Library Closed on 30 October 2018

    October 23, 2018

    Dear Library Users, The Peace Palace Library will be closed on Tuesday the 30th of October. Update : Monday the 29th of October. Library Desk will be unstaffed between 11.30 and 13.00 With regards, the Peace Palace Library Staff

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