COVID-19 Flyer and Protocol for Non-residents: Visiting the Library’s Premises


The Peace Palace Library implements new COVID-19 procedures for visiting the Library's Reading Room. Registration upon visiting the Library is obligatory. Please read the flyer and protocol in advance. Stay healthy, stay safe!

COVID-19 Flyer

This flyer is intended for our Library users. We kindly ask you to read this flyer carefully before visiting the Library. The health of our guests and staff is our highest priority and we therefore ask you to respect our measures regarding COVID-19.

COVID-19 Protocol for Non-residents

This protocol purports to ensure the health and safety for all persons at the Peace Palace during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rules and procedures in the protocol are for the benefit of participants in hearings and deliberations, business visitors invited to the Peace Palace, including visitors of the Peace Palace Library, and regular providers of facility services.

The protocol has been approved by the leadership of the four institutions housed on the Peace Palace premises: the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the Carnegie Foundation (CF) and The Hague Academy of International Law (HA).

The intention is twofold: first and foremost to reassure the residents working at the Peace Palace that the premises are as safe as possible under COVID-19, and to make sure that non-residents know what is expected of them when they visit the Peace Palace premises.

The protocol is compliant with the rules and regulations set out by the Dutch Cabinet and the Dutch National Institute for Public Health (RIVM). The measures described in this protocol area also guided by standards existing in the host country as well as standards applicable within international organizations. Each institution may wish to define its own additional rules and/or prescribe additional measures within spaces solely in use by that institution.

As these rules and procedures are subject to constant monitoring, evaluation and review, the protocol too, will be subject to ongoing monitoring and evaluation by each institution. The institutions will meet on a regular basis at operational and management levels to review the rules, procedures and measures in place. If need be, they will update them.