• Image Collection - Cartoons on War and Peace

    Image Collection – Cartoons on War and Peace

    September 12, 2013

    The Peace Palace Library holds a unique collection of images like posters, engravings, cartoons and photographs. Please, explore our subset of cartoons on war and peace issues.

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  • Peace Palace Lecture ‘Protecting Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict’ published on YouTube

    July 1, 2013

    The Peace Palace Library in cooperation with UNESCO Nederland organized a lecture on ‘Protecting Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict’, by Aparna Tandon, and a lecture on ‘UNESCO and the Culture of Peace’, by Bas ter Haar.

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  • Michele Hou

    Library User in the Spotlight: Michele Hou

    April 5, 2013

    Last month, the Peace Palace Library welcomed Michele Hou, a librarian from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva to visit our Library for a week to exchange knowledge and experience of working in an International Law Library. Fortunately, it turned out to be a rewarding experience for us as well as for Michele. Find out what she had to say about our Library.

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  • Visit Royal Netherlands Navy (picture taken by Jeroen Vervliet)

    Library users in the Spotlight: Centre for Studies participant Nasser Abdul

    September 11, 2012

    Summer has come to an end and so have the activities of The Hague Academy. Last Friday, the participants of the Centre for Studies and Research finished the first stage of their research for this year’s program on Criminal Acts at Sea. Nasser Adbul, a participant from Cameroon, has kindly sent us his thoughts on his stay in the Peace Palace Library and the city of The Hague. Here’s what he had to say.

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  • Recueil des Cours: results page changed!

    August 27, 2012

    The Peace Palace Library has changed the results page, which you get after searching the Recueil des Cours.

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  • New target page recent acquisitions.

    July 30, 2012

    Since last week we changed the landing page of our recent acquisitions. You will still receive an alert, an email message, referring to one or more webpages, according to the amount of subscriptions you have, but this webpage is completely restyled. In stead of just a short title, we now provide a more or less full bibliographic description, indicating if you are dealing with a book chapter or a journal article, if the item is an e-resource or just a book.

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  • Interview with Prof. Rosalyn Higgins

    December 22, 2011

    Interview with Prof. Rosalyn Higgins by Ingrid Kost & Otto Spijkers, on 1 December 2011, at the Peace Palace. We spoke about her time as President of the International Court of Justice, the relationship between the Peace Palace Library and the Court, and the difference between men and women.

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  • News services

    There are various ways to keep up-to-date about the activities of the library. The Library also keeps an eye on and provides comments to recent developments in international law in general.

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  • 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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