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  • Raising the Peace Flag

    June 20, 2017

    On Wednesday, 21 June 2017 at 1:30 pm, the Pro Concordia Labor Flag will be raised at the Visitor’s Centre of the Peace Palace to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the death of Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914). To attend this event registration is required. Please register by sending an email to communicatie@carnegie-stichting.nl.

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  • Library Closing Days

    June 1, 2017

    Dear Library users, the Peace Palace Library will be closed on the following days: 14 April 2017 Good Friday, 17 April 2017 Easter Monday, 27 April 2017 Koningsdag, 5 May 2017 Liberation Day, 25 May 2017 Ascension and 5 June 2017 Pentecost Monday. Happy holidays! With regards, the Peace Palace Staff.

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  • Mr. Andrew Carnegie’s ♫ Peace March ♫

    May 30, 2017

    A long-lost march by the Dutch composer J.J.H. van Rosmalen has been rediscovered here at the Library, a century after its creation in 1914. The two-page score is a short festive march in honour of Andrew Carnegie, steel magnate and philantropist. The Peace Palace, officially opened on 28 August 1913, was built with his extraordinary gift of 1,500,00 million dollars.

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  • Benjamin Ferenczpad Unveiled

    May 30, 2017

    Last week, the path next to the Peace Palace has been named Benjamin Ferenczpad. Together with the students of the Duinoord School, 97-year-old Ferencz, former Chief Prosecutor for the United States Army at the Nuremberg Einsatzgruppen Trial and advocate of the establishment of the International Criminal Court, unveiled his street name board. After revealing, he spoke to the children in the Peace Palace Library who were allowed to ask questions.

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    Evolving Law Libraries

    February 17, 2017

    At the turn of the century the role of Law Libraries and legal librarians had not changed fundamentally since their inception. Facing formidable challenges ever since, mostly by technology, their role has changed considerably. Law Libraries can be seen as the provider and gatekeepers of legal information. Correspondingly, a Law Library is also dependent on the institution that it is embedded within. In that sense, there is a mutually beneficial relationship. There are many different types of Law Libraries, think of Law Libraries servicing government institutions like courts and legislatures, or Law Libraries in the private sector assisting law firms and academic Law Libraries that aid students and scholars.

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  • Christmas Tree

    December 21, 2016

    The Christmas Tree has arrived! Please, notice that the Library will be closed on the 23rd, 26th and 30th of December 2016. Merry Christmas!
    Koch, J., Von Helden und Opfern: Kulturgeschichte des deutschen Kriegsgedenkens, Darmstadt, WBG, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2013.

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  • Publication on Johan Wateler, Peace Philanthropist and Founder of the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize

    December 21, 2016

    At the height of the First World War, in 1916, the Dutch banker Johan Wateler wrote his last will in which he decided to allocate his fortune for a peace prize, the current Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize. This prestigious prize is awarded every year at the Peace Palace in The Hague. This publication offers the first biography of the relatively anonymous Dutchman who followed in the footsteps of great peace philanthropists as Alfred Nobel. Johan Watelers motives for establishing a peace prize are discussed by following his career as a pioneer of social credit banks under the patronage of Princess Sophie of Orange-Nassau. And by looking at his personal interests for theatre and poetry. The gift of November 16, 1916 remains an inspiring example of philanthropy as a ‘credit for peace’ in times of war and crisis.

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  • Peace Palace by Night

    December 21, 2016

    Around New Year the Peace Palace will be beautifully illuminated. Take part in a guided tour and discover an enchanting palace! A guide will tell you about the building and about the institutions housed in it. A tour through the Great and Small Hall of Justice, the corridors and the Japanese Room will give you an impression of the most beautiful rooms of the Palace. Book your tickets (€12,-) on the Peace Palace website. Tours have duration of approximately 45 minutes and are offered in Dutch and in English. A group consists of a maximum of 20 people. We recommend you to visit the exhibition and watch the film in the Visitors Centre before participating in a guided tour. Please note: Visitors are admitted only with a valid ID.

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  • Sigrid Kaag awarded Peace Prize

    December 6, 2016

    Ms. Sigrid Kaag, top diplomat who successfully led the OPCW-UN joint mission on the elimination of Syrian chemical weapons, received the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize on 16 November 2016. The Carnegie Foundation, which owns and manages the Peace Palace, has awarded this peace prize to Ms. Kaag for her successful efforts in accomplishing sensitive and dangerous missions in the Middle-East.

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  • Peace Philanthropy Learning Event

    October 13, 2016

    How can philanthropists effectively support systemic change that leads to peace and justice for all? The Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy and the Carnegie Foundation are together organizing a participatory learning event on the contribution of philanthropy to preventing, mitigating and resolving conflict, and to building stable, resilient and peaceful societies. The learning event marks the 100-year anniversary of the Dutch banker Johan G.D. Wateler’s bequeathing of his estate to establish the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize awarded by the Dutch Carnegie Foundation. The 2016 award ceremony will take place after the learning event.

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