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

    March 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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  • Ratko Mladic Found Guilty

    November 22, 2017

    Mladic has been sentenced to life in prison. He is convicted of the massacre of more than 7,000 Bosniak men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995 and the siege of Sarajevo in which more than 10,000 people died.

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  • ApproachingOmaha

    From Classic Wars to Hybrid Warfare

    July 27, 2017

    Thinking about wars people used to see battlefields with tanks, trenches, armies with conventional weapons, uniformed soldiers under strict hierarchical military command structure (‘Befehl ist Befehl’). Wars between nation-states were waged conform international (humantarian) law (Geneva Conventions 1949), in line with Clausewitz’s military theories. However, the concept of warfare is changing rapidly. The war of the Western coalition against Islamic State for instance, is an asymmetrical conflict. If all the jihadi’s would be competing with all Western allied forces on one battlefield, the battle would be over in no time. That’s why Islamic State uses insurgency and hit and run guerrilla-tactics, avoiding army-to-army confrontations.

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  • People on War 2016

    December 9, 2016

    Over 17,000 people in 16 countries were asked to share their views on a range of issues relating to war – in the ICRC People on War survey. The results are both reassuring and alarming.

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  • Bartók in War and Peace, 17 November, 20:15 Hours

    November 14, 2016

    A Peace Palace Lecture with live music.
    Bartók in War and Peace, 17 November, 20:15 Hours

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  • Eyffinger, A.C.G.M., "The Stars of Eternal Truth and Right": Bertha von Suttner's Campaigning for Peace, Social Justice, and Womanhood, Oisterwijk, Wolf Legal Publishers, 2013.

    “The Stars of Eternal Truth and Right”: Bertha von Suttner’s Campaigning for Peace, Social Justice, and Womanhood

    February 7, 2014

    New publication by Arthur Eyffinger. The Hague Peace Conferences of 1899 and 1907 were the undisputable highlights of Bertha von Suttner’s long career as an engaged peace activist. To her, the opening of the Peace Palace in 1913 was a dream come true. This publication focuses on Bertha’s tenets and aspirations with regard to the emerging international tradition in The Hague.

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  • We the people of the United Nations... The cost of War - I

    We the people of the United Nations… The cost of War

    September 6, 2013

    A series of three posters to inform the public about the United Nations,  its specialized agencies and UNESCO  in particular. This item contains information about the main tasks of the United Nations and about the Cost of War: death, suffering, famine and disease, separation and flight, devastation, destruction, loss of freedoms, cultural loss and waste.

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  • Presentations, Debate and Masterclass, Institute for War and Peace Reporting

    Presentations, Debate and Masterclass, Institute for War and Peace Reporting

    September 5, 2013

    The Institute for War and Peace Reporting trains journalists of (post-) conflict countries to report on their home country or on what is going on in The Hague at the courts and tribunals in a professional way. On 5 September IWPR provides various presentations, a debate and a Masterclass in the Academy Building of the Peace Palace.
    Presentations, Debate and Masterclass, Institute for War and Peace Reporting

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  • La Guerre / Der Krieg

    La Guerre / Der Krieg

    August 23, 2013

    Belgian cartoon on the Franco-Prussian War, also referred to as the War of 1870 (9 July 1870 – 10 May 1871). Image: In the center a standing figure with arms and a helmet, representing War, flanked by a seated man and a woman. The man is blindfolded (blind) and is  tearing pages from a book, the […]

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  • ECHO. Solidarity at the heart of Europe! Angola

    ECHO. Solidarity at the heart of Europe! Angola

    August 23, 2013

    Poster published by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office containing the slogan ‘ Solidarity is at the heart of Europe’. Part of a series of posters to inform the public about ECHO. Topic of this poster: Angola – Camp for displaced people in Matala – Beneficiary. Image: fullscreen image of an Angolan child.

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