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Dear Readers, Today, on August 28, the Peace Palace Library marks its 107th anniversary! When philanthropist Andrew Carnegie donated US$1.5 million to have the Peace Palace come into existence, he insisted that a library should be part of this new world institution to serve the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) as well as future courts […]Read more
Most international law students see international lawyers as a rather boring lot who render erudite judicial decisions or write learned treatises and who live in the Peace Palace or some academic tower removed from real life and the troubles of our times. Philippe Sands’s book about two prominent international lawyers, Hersch Lauterpacht and Rafael Lemkin, dispels this myth.Read more
My name is Laura Íñigo Álvarez and I am a doctor in International Law. I conducted my PhD research between Utrecht University and the University of Seville under a Joint Doctorate Agreement. During the time I spent in the Netherlands, I visited the Peace Palace Library several times and wrote part of my thesis there. I am really grateful to have had the opportunity to consult sources from such a huge collection of books and journals on international law.Read more
At the festivities around the opening of the Peace Palace in August 1913, Bertha von Suttner – 1905 Nobel peace prize winner and early advocate for an international court for arbitration – emphasized the importance of a home for international justice as a temple, a symbol, and a workplace. In line with Suttner’s observation,this essay argues that the Peace Palace is more than just a venue where international law is practiced: it provided a material home for the international community and thereby helped to sing this “imagined community” into existence.Read more
HeinOnline: Legal Classics has made accessible thousands of works from some of the greatest legal minds in history. These include Jeremy Bentham, William Blackstone, Benjamin N. Cardozo, William Holdsworth, Henry Maine, Federick William Maitland, Frederick Pollock, Joseph Story, and many more. Also included are works by and about American Presidents such as the Writings and Speeches of President Abraham Lincoln. In addition to many classic treatises, this collection consisting of over 10.000 pages also includes rare items that are found in only a handful of libraries around the world.Read more
My name is Bruno de Oliveira Biazatti and I am a PhD student at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, in the lovely city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. My research focuses on the Latin American perspective of crimes against humanity.Read more
On International Criminal Justice Day, we would like to pay special tribute to the great Benjamin Ferencz who celebrated his 100th birthday on 11 March of this year. Today, Mr. Ferencz is the last living prosecutor of the famous Nuremberg Trials. In recent years, we have been fortunate to have, Mr. Ferencz, a lifelong advocate […]Read more
The Peace Palace Library was pleasantly surprised when on January 3, we received the first book donation of 2020! A few days before the start of his Academy Lecture during the second edition of the Winter Courses, professor Paulo Borba Casella (University of São Paulo Law School, Brazil) generously donated over 30 of his own publications to the Peace Palace Library.
On a cold day in early January , professor Paulo Borba Casella surprised the Librarians when he arrived in the Reading Room with not one but two suitcases filled with books!! He explained that since he travelled from São Paulo to The Hague to deliver his Academy lecture titled ‘International Law, History and Culture’, he also wanted to take the opportunity to donate more than 30 of his own publications to the Library.
We learned that Professor Casella made his first visit to the Library during the 1980’s and his been a friend of the Library ever since. Professor Borba Casella has not only published books in Portuguese and English but also in French and Spanish.
Throughout the week, Professor Borban Casella surprised us once more when he managed to find some spare time in his busy schedule and joined the students of the Hague Academy on a special Grotius Tour organized by the Library.
It was a pleasure having Professor Borba Casella in the Library during this year’s Winter Course.
We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation in response to his generous book donations which helps us to create a resource-rich Library. Thank you for your support!Read more
As part of the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the UN SC Resolution 1888, the UN Team of Experts on the Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict joined forces with the Journal of International Criminal Justice to present a special issue on Justice and Accountability for Sexual Violence in Conflict : Progress and Challenges in National Efforts to Address Impunity. The special issue brings together scholars as well as practitioners from across the globe and provides insights from domestic prosecutions wide range of jurisdictions. Oxford University Press has made the entire issue freely available online until July 30th.Read more