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The Peace Palace Library is closed to the public until further notice due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and national government measures.
Our online services remain unchanged.Read more
During the Private Law Course of The Hague Academy, mr. Can Yöney, a Turkish researcher and teaching assistant at Marmara University, donated his book the ‘Application of Foreign Law’ (Yabancı Hukukun Uygulanması) to the Peace Palace Library.Read more
Dear Library Users,
This message is to inform you that the Library will be closed on:
Monday, 23 December, from 15.00 hrs.
Tuesday, 24 December
Wednesday, 25 December, Christmas
Thursday, 26 December
Friday, 27 December
Wednesday, 1 January, New Year’s Day 2020
From December 20 until December 31, the Library will only accept electronic payments (Pin/Credit Card). During this time, it will not be possible to pay in cash.Read more
New issue: Grotiana: A Journal published under the auspices of the Grotiana Foundation, Volume 40 (2019): Issue 1 (Dec 2019) with the PPL Bibliography on pages 181-185 !!Read more
Andrew Carnegie died on August 11, 1919. Now, 100 years after his death, the leadership of the Carnegie institutions who honor and carry on his legacy, and Mr. Carnegie’s great-grandson, William Thomson, have written letters to Andrew Carnegie recording their collective achievements, future aspirations, and even some failures, in a singular publication, Letters to Andrew Carnegie. The Letter to Andrew Carnegie by Erik de Baedts, Director of the Carnegie Foundation | Peace Palace contains a fragment on the Peace Palace Library.Read more
Book Launch: T.M.C. Asser (1838-1913) : “in Quest of Liberty, Justice, and Peace” / by Arthur EyffingerSeptember 2, 2019
During the 79th Session of the Institut de Droit international, held at the Peace Palace in the Hague from 26th August – 31st August, the author Arthur Eyffinger launched his book in a Joint panel of the Institute of International and the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law (evening 29th August 2019):
The Life and Work of Tobias Asser: what are their echoes in the 21st century?
This publication presents a comprehensive review of the life and intellectual legacy of the Dutch Nobel Peace laureate and father of the Hague tradition of international law. It is the first research study based on a wealth of recently disclosed private and family files, and deepens and modifies all earlier evaluations.Read more
Next week the Centre of Research 2019 of the Hague Academy of International Law (from August 19 to September 6, 2019) is going to start at the Hague Academy of International Law.Read more
Theme of research this year will be: Extraterritoriality.
The question of extraterritoriality requires the examination, at a very general level, of the allocation of power among States. More specifically, it requires consideration of the factors that are likely (or not) to justify the extraterritorial scope of state action, particularly in areas involving transnational movements and flows (cybersecurity and cyber defense, human rights, migration, global cartels, global capital markets).
Dear library users, from today onward, the cost for an annual library membership is € 39,50. Library membership will give you access to all the online resources of the Peace Palace Library from any location in the world. It will also allow you to order from our closed stacks books and publications for research in the Reading Room of the library and, provided you are living or staying in The Netherlands, you will also be able to take them outside the library (if possible). In case you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead more
The Peace Palace Library welcomes all students of The Hague Academy of International Law summer courses, 8 July – 16 August 2019. The coming six weeks, the Library will serve as the Academy’s ‘home library’, providing the students with access to all books, articles, essays and documentation on international law available in either paper or electronic format.Read more