Library

  • Find your way

    The easiest way to get to know the Peace Palace Library is to go and visit our Reading Room on the premises of the Palace.To assist you in your research, the Library provides a free course on how to make use of the Library’s extensive collection of publications on international law.

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  • About the library

    The Peace Palace Library is one of the oldest and most prestigious libraries specialized in international law. Its principal objective is to service the institutions that reside in the Peace Palace, including the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and the Hague Academy of International Law.

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  • Library activities

    The Peace Palace Library organizes various activities. These include the Peace Palace Library Lectures, a series of lectures on issues of public international law. We also provide a brief course on the effective search for literature, jurisprudence and legislation, including a tour of the Library. And we serve as the library of the Hague Academy of International Law.

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  • Alerts and RSS

    Subscribe to our RSS-alert services and keep up to date wit Library news and new acquisitions!

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  • Library blogs

    In the recent past and not so recent past, librarians in the PPL wrote blogs, all dealing with International Law subjects. The role library of the Peace Palace is allways an important one in these blogs.

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  • Library news

    Library news and other adventures

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  • Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) and the Peace Palace Library (PPL)

    August 8, 2011

    The United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme (ILFP) organized a 45 minutes presentation of the Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) for the participants of their six-week course in the Peace Palace. Representatives of The Hague Academy of International Law, the Dutch Carnegie Foundation and members of the Peace Palace Library Staff also were in […]

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  • Introductory Course on effective searching of literature, jurisprudence and legislation at the Peace Palace Library

    November 28, 2010

    The holidays are over, and a new academic year has begun. We are very much looking forward to welcoming all students and practitioners of international law to our library. In order to introduce new users to our collection, we will once again offer a research course, which is free of charge. Every second Monday of […]

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