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  • Perspectives on Mass Violence: Peace and Conflict Studies and Genocide Studies Compared

    mars 1, 2018

    This week’s compelling guest blog compares the fields of Conflict Studies with Genocide Studies, its intriguing differences and similarities and the general lack of cross-pollination between them, even though they both deal with questions of collective violence and individual participation in violence. The author, Kjell Anderson, is a jurist and social scientist and works in both fields of Conflict Studies and Genocide studies.

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  • Are Syria and Iraq the Middle Eastern Bloodlands?

    juillet 20, 2017

    Deir az-Zor is a sleepy town on the banks of the Euphrates in the Syrian desert, and did not ring much of a bell for most non-Syrians. Except for Armenians. During the 1915 Armenian Genocide, the Ottoman government deported hundreds of thousands of Ottoman Armenians to Deir az-Zor, where they were left to die or were killed outright. A German diplomat who was stationed in that area wrote that the Armenians were “slaughtered like sheep”. To the casual observer this looked allegorical or even hyperbolical, in any case unreal, removed far away in geography, time, and culture. Until recent times, when ISIS videos surfaced online. And again the desert soil of Deir az-Zor shone red with blood, and once more the word ‘Deir az-Zor’ served as a symbol of bloodshed.

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  • The official announcement of the date of the Palestinian accession to the ICC, in the form of a letter from Ban, was posted on a U.N. website. (Photo: Reuters)

    Palestine in the International Criminal Court: impact and consequences!

    janvier 23, 2015

    The year 2014 ended with a cliff-hanger for the Israeli-Palestinian question. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed the Rome Statute on New Year’s eve, a day after a UN resolution mandating Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank failed to pass at the Security Council. As a result, on 6 January 2015, the UN secretary-general confirmed by an official note that Palestine will accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on April 1, 2015. In this blog I will explain the meaning of the Palestinian accession, the procedure of preliminary examination by the International Criminal Court and possible consequences for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

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  • Logo YPI2014

    The Youth Peace Initiative 2014 and the Roadmap to Israeli-Palestinian Permanent Peace!

    octobre 17, 2014

    Between 11 and 18 October the Youth Peace Initiative 2014 took place in The Hague, international City of Peace and Justice. The Youth Peace Initiative 2014 (YPI 2014) has been set up to get Israeli and Palestinian youth involved with the current peace negotiations between their nations. The YPI 2014 participants discussed and deliberated a whole week to achieve consensus on ideas and solutions for the peace process.

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  • Carnegie, A., A League of Peace: a Rectorial Address, delivered to the Students in the University of St. Andrews, 17th October, 1905, New York, Carnegie Corporation of New York, [Reprinted ed.] 2012.

    A League of Peace: A Rectorial Address, 17th October 1905 by Andrew Carnegie, Esq., LL.D.

    juin 7, 2013

    A booklet reprinted by the Carnegie Corporation of New York to commemorate the 2013 Centennial of the Peace Palace in the Hague, Andrew Carnegie’s enduring monument to the cause of international peace and justice.

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  • Andrew Carnegie. Photo collection Carnegie Foundation

    Building a ‘Temple for Peace’: Inspired Advocates and a Philanthropist

    avril 5, 2013

    Shortly after the 1899 Hague Peace Conference had ended, William T. Stead, a highly energetic and respected British journalist and pacifist who had followed the peace conference as an observer, and Andrew D. White, the American head of delegation and ambassador in Germany, convinced the Scottish-born American steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to finance the ‘Temple for Peace’ that was to become the Peace Palace in The Hague.

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  • Guerre et Paix

    Les Guides de recherche fournissent des informations sur les ressources imprimées et électroniques disponibles à la Bibliothèque du Palais de la Paix ou sur Internet. Lorsqu’on les regarde dans leur ensemble, ces Guides de recherche reflètent également le profil de la collection. Dans le domaine de la Guerre et de la Paix, la Bibliothèque vous […]

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  • Collection sur le mouvement pacifiste

    La Bibliothèque du Palais de la Paix possède une collection unique et importante sur les mouvements pacifistes de la période 1899-1940, réunie par J.C. ter Meulen, chef bibliothécaire de 1924 à 1952.

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  • Signing of the Treaty of Versailles, 28 June 1919

    German War Reparations (WW I) Financially Ended

    janvier 3, 2011

    Nearly 92 years after the official end of World War I, Germany made its final reparations-related payment for the Great War on October 3, thereby ending the conflict financially. The German newspaper Die Welt discovered a last installment for the Londoner Schuldenabkommen of 69,9 million euro’s in the German budget. Not being a direct reparations settlement but rather the final sum owed on bonds that were issued between 1924 and 1930 and sold to foreign (mostly American) investors, but then never paid.

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