Please note: Access to the Reading Room and the opening times of the Library are adjusted for the following period: 19th February - 26th February 2024. 

  • Visiting the Library upon Registration

From Monday 19 to Monday 26 February 2024 the Library is open from 10:00 a.m. – 17:00 p.m. However, between 14:00 -15:00 p.m access to the Reading Room is not possible. This is because of hearings at the International Court of Justice. 

From Tuesday February 27, 2024 the Library will resume usual opening hours: Monday till Friday from 09:00 a.m. - 17:00 p.m. A reservation for each visit, including to just return a book, is compulsory. It is not permissible to return books at the Security Gate.

REGISTRATION FORM

Reserve a time slot via the online form, prior to each visit. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration which you must show to the Security Officer at the gate of the Peace Palace. Your registration contains your name, your address and the number on the Library Card. We only allow patrons with an active membership of the Library to visit us. If you are a first-time visitor, you will need to register for a Library Card in advance and to show your email confirmation at the security officer at the gate. You will not be granted access to the Library if you have not registered in advance. We kindly request all visitors to arrive at the Security Gate on your scheduled date and time. Upon arrival, you have to present a valid Photo- ID (pass port / EU ID Card), your Library Card and the email confirmation of your registration. The Security Officer is authorized to deny access in case you arrive at a date and time not in accordance with the system.

  • Climate Change and the Testing of International Law: A Selective Bibliography

Climate Change and the Testing of International Law: A Selective Bibliography by Ms. Eveline van Trigt

On Wednesday 29 March, 2023, the UN General Assembly adopted a landmark resolution by consensus. This resolution,  A/77/L.58, concerns a request for an Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice, in pursuit of ‘bolder’ climate action regarding countries’ obligations to address climate change and human rights obligations stemming from international law. 

Initially prepared for the Centre 2022, this bibliography is now being updated in the context of this UN resolution. It deals with several aspects of climate change and international law and specific topics related to climate change, such as migration, human rights, peace and security, geoengineering, the disappearance of island states, state responsibility, climate finance, the Paris Agreement, just to name a few. A new chapter has been added: Chapter 3.2 International climate change law and international adjudication.