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  • Picture: the archives of the International Military Tribunal on their way to the International Court of Justice, arriving at the Peace Palace, 14 March 1950.

    New Feature: Nuremberg Library Special

    November 12, 2015

    The Nuremberg Trials were a series of military tribunals, held by the Allied forces after World War II, against the principal perpetrators of the Hitler regime. Individual Nazi war criminals were held responsible and indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity. We have created a Library Special in order to provide you easy access to our Nuremberg Trials collection.

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  • From The Hague to Nuremberg: The Peace Palace Library’s Visit to Nuremberg

    From The Hague to Nuremberg: Our Visit to Nuremberg

    November 12, 2015

    From Sunday 8 November 2015 to Tuesday 10 November 2015, Sophie Brinkel, Candice Alihusain and Fé de Jonge, visited the city of Nuremberg in Germany. This city is internationally known for the war crimes trials that took place in Nuremberg after the Second World War, from 1945 to 1949. These trials encompassed both the International Military Tribunal, which was created by the Allied forces, and the subsequent Nuremberg Trials, organized by the USA authorities.

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  • Howard Morrison

    ’70 Years Nuremberg”, Lecture 14 November: H.E. Judge Howard Morrison

    November 11, 2015

    Judge Howard Morisson, International Criminal Court, is our second speaker. His lecture is scheduled 15.00 h. Please, register.
    ’70 Years Nuremberg”, Lecture 14 November: H.E. Judge Howard Morrison

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  • The Nuremberg Archives in Pictures, March 1950

    The Nuremberg Archives in Pictures, March 1950

    November 10, 2015

    The archives of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg arriving at Schiphol Airport on their way to the International Court of Justice, Peace Palace, 14 March 1950. Please, register for ’70 Years Nuremberg’, Lecture and Film Screening, 14 and 26 November.
    The Nuremberg Archives in Pictures, March 1950

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  • The Nuremberg Trial Files

    The Nuremberg Trial Files

    November 27, 2014

    This month marks the 69th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials. The Peace Palace Library has an extensive collection of publications on the Nuremberg trials. Some years ago, at a book auction, the Library purchased a fascinating box containing documents which belonged to Austrian journalist Peter Martin Bleibtreu. He was an Austrian correspondent for a Vienna newspaper and covered the war crimes trial of Hermann Göring and twenty other Nazi leaders in 1945-1946.

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  • Charles Taylor

    Judgment in the Trial of Former Liberian President Charles Taylor

    April 26, 2012

    On Thursday 26 April, Trial Chamber II of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) delivered its verdict in the case against Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia. Taylor was found criminally responsible of aiding and abetting rebel forces in the commission of 11 counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity and other serious violations of international humanitarian law in neighboring Sierra Leone during its civil war.

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  • Library users in the spotlight

    February 27, 2012

    Dr. Ruth Bettina Birn is a historian. Between 1991 and 2005, Dr. Birn was chief historian of the war crimes and crimes against humanity division in the Canadian Justice department. Dr. Birn carried out extensive research on the trial of Adolf Eichmann. Her research mainly focussed on the use of evidence and the historical background of the trial. When asked how she feels about the Peace Palace Library Dr Birn stated that ” Moving to The Hague in 2005, I discovered the Peace Palace Library. Its world-class collection nourishes me daily and expands my knowledge of transitional justice. A new home away from home. ”

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  • Ratko Mladić’s arrest and the ICTY

    May 30, 2011

    It was all over the news that Ratko Mladić, one of two remaining the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) fugitives, was arrested on Thursday 26th of May in the village of Lazarevo, northern Serbia. After 16 years on the run, the arrest of this Colonel General, former Commander of the Main Staff […]

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