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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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  • Collaboration with Law Library of Congress

    July 19, 2018

    Two of the world’s most comprehensive international law libraries, the Law Library of Congress and the Peace Palace Library have agreed to form an information-sharing relationship to exchange information and better serve library users. A memorandum of understanding was signed today in a ceremony at the Library of Congress by Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sánchez and Librarian of the Peace Palace Library Jeroen Vervliet. The agreement provides valuable insight into services, collections and cataloging at two leading law libraries.

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  • Library Closing Days

    March 27, 2018

    Dear Library Users, the Library will be closed on Friday, March 30, 2018 (Good Friday) and on Monday, April 2, 2018 (Easter Monday). With regards, the Peace Palace Library Staff
    Library Closing Days

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Kosuke Onishi

    March 27, 2018

    I have been frequenting the Peace Palace Library since last September and yet I still find myself straining my neck to look up at the structure of the Peace Palace every time. The building reminds me of the significance of everything that I am learning about and puts me in the proper mindset to conduct research. On certain days, such as the day of writing, I have been lucky enough to cross paths with giants in the field who are either coming out of hearings at the Court or are embarking on their own research at the Library.

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  • IALL Annual Course 2018

    March 27, 2018

    The Max Planck Institute is pleased to host the IALL 37th Annual Course “Law in Luxembourg – where local tradition meets European and international innovation”. Luxembourg embodies the constant development of European law by hosting the EU Parliament and Commission, and of course, the Court of Justice of the European Union.

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  • Book Donations The Netherlands Red Cross

    March 27, 2018

    This month, The Netherlands Red Cross, has generously donated many books to help us expand our International Humanitarian Law collection. The Peace Palace Library would like to express its gratitude and appreciation to the staff members of the International Humanitarian Law Section of the Red Cross who made this possible.

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