Peace Palace

  • Ban Ki-moon Congratulates The Hague on the 100-year Anniversary of the Peace Palace

    Ban Ki-moon congratulates The Hague on the 100-year Anniversary of the Peace Palace

    January 4, 2013

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the city of The Hague and the Government of The Netherlands on the 100-year anniversary of the Peace Palace. The Secretary-General conveyed his sentiments in a video message aired during The Hague’s New Year’s reception on 2 January. In the video Ban Ki-moon stressed that the city is recognised worldwide as a beacon for international law.

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  • Mr. Carnegie’s New Year Greeting

    December 31, 2012

    Almost 110 years ago Andrew Carnegie sent his good wishes to President Theodore Roosevelt. Thanking him for his support to get The Hague Tribunal accepted by the then concerned five opposing powers and thereby making it a viable means for settling international disputes.

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  • Peace Palace Library Newsletter October 2012

    October 16, 2012

    Our latest Newsletter is out now! Click here to read our October Newsletter.

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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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  • Albert Besnard ( 1849-1934), La Paix et la Justice, 1914

    Doves, Swords, Scales and …

    June 8, 2012

    Doves, scales, olive branches, swords and many ladies justice in paintings, sculptures, tiles and panels adorn the halls of the Peace Palace. These symbols of peace emphasize the essence of the foundation of the building and the institutions it houses. A very fine example is the painting by Albert Besnard (1849-1934): La Paix et la Justice, 1914.

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  • Activities

    The Peace Palace Library is more than a place where you can read and borrow books. We also organize various events to bring the community of international legal scholars together. The beautiful Peace Palace is ideally suited for such events. Peace Palace Library Lectures The Peace Palace Library Lecture Series is a lecture series on issues […]

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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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  • Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the Statute of Rome

    July 4, 2008

    On 3 July 2008, the 10th anniversary of the Rome Statute [PDF]of the International Criminal Court was celebrated here, at Peace Palace in The Hague, in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands. The event started with speeches of Mr. Maxime Verhagen, Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands, Ms. Rama […]

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