Library User in the Spotlight: Didier Franck Bationo


Didier Franck Bationo from Burkino Faso, PhD student at Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University (France).

This research stay, which the Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel Foundation kindly funded me, was a very enriching experience.

First on a human level, all the staff of the Library, without exception and firstly Mrs. Alihusain, were of great concern. No effort was spared so that I could have access to the physical and online resources of the Library.

Then on an intellectual level, this stay was very enriching. I had access to resources which I previously had difficulty accessing. This is the case with the bulletins of the CCI. But I also discovered many other interesting and relevant studies for my doctoral research.

In addition, the Library environment and more generally of the whole neighbourhood around the Peace Palace contributed to a wonderful experience. I was lucky enough to live 10 minutes on foot from the Library. And I’d like to thank Mrs. Oomen for her precious help in this direction as these factors were all conducive to my focus and concentration levels.

All in all, I have excellent memories of the Library, which without a doubt constitutes an almost obligatory passage for anyone carrying out doctoral research in public or private international law.