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  • Book Donation

    December 21, 2020

    This month we received a book donation from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. Professor Carmen Otero García-Castrillón, a professor of private international law at the law faculty of the Complutense University donated three publications to the Peace Palace Library.

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  • Increase Library Membership Fee 2021

    December 21, 2020

    The management of the Carnegie Foundation and the Peace Palace Library have made the decision to increase the annual Library Membership Fee starting January 1, 2021.
    The costs for a Library membership are 50 Euro as of January 1, 2021.

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  • Georgia’s Bertha von Suttner International Peace Prize

    December 21, 2020

    The Peace Palace Library was delighted to hear that Salome Adamia, a young peace activist from Georgia, was inspired to create an international peace prize in honor of Bertha von Suttner, a 19th century historical figure who played a prominent role in the history of the Peace Palace.

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  • UPDATE DECEMBER: Visiting the Library upon Registration

    November 27, 2020

    The Library is re-opened for visitors. Your visit will be impacted by Covid-19. We kindly request you to prepare for your visit by reading the COVID-19 Flyer and Protocol first.

    FACE MASKS WILL BE MANDATORY IN PUBLIC INDOOR AREAS AS OF DECEMBER, 1, 2020.

    Registration for each visit will be compulsory. A maximum of 30 people will be allowed to visit the Library on a daily basis. The Reading Room will be open on workdays from 10.00-17.00 hrs. Studying, returning and borrowing books is possible during time slots only. Please bring your own laptop with you and a valid ID card. There are no public computers available in the Reading Room.

    We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

    Kind regards, PPL Staff

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  • Book Donation: Embassy of Peru

    November 27, 2020

    Last month, the librarians were pleasantly surprised when the Embassy of Peru in The Hague donated two journals, namely Revista Peruana de Derecho Internacional to the Library. Even though this is an open access journal, the printed version from 1941 – 2019 is available in the library collection as well.
    The Peruvian Journal of International Law is the dissemination body of the Peruvian Society of International Law which, since its creation in 1941, aims to provide a multidisciplinary contribution on the main aspects of international reality. Original contributions to the world of law, political science, international relations, economics, history and other branches of knowledge from an international perspective are included in this journal.
    In the interest of promoting greater global knowledge, the RPDI provides free and open access to its content, since knowledge must be available to everyone, in Peru and the rest of the world.
    The editorial team consists of many eminent scholars such as professor Tulio Treves, professor Alain Pellet, professor Patrícia Galvão Teles, professor Jean-Marc Thouvenin and professor Marcelo Kohen among many others.
    The Peace Palace Library would like to express its gratitude to the Peruvian Embassy in The Hague for their generous donation and support which helps us create a resource-rich library.

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  • Open Access Long Read November 2020

    November 27, 2020

    On 25 February 2019, the International Court of Justice (ICJ or the Court) issued its advisory opinion on legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965.

    The request for the advisory opinion was made by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) through its Resolution 71/292. The Resolution adopted on 22 June 2017 with 94 votes in favor, 15 against and 65 abstantions. The Court held unanimously that it has jurisdiction to give the advisory opinion as requested and by 13 votes to one decided that the detachment of the Chagos Archipelago immediately before the final stage of decolonization was wrongful thus violating international law and specifically the right to self-determination.

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  • Library Visitor in the Spotlight : Daphne Engel

    November 27, 2020

    I find the location to be stimulating; the atmosphere is majestical, it is peaceful and I get the sense that I am surrounded by a hard-working ethic flowing in from the courts. The facilities offered in the library are sublime as I can read and borrow works ranging from World Bank policies to land ownership rights. I am able to drink my daily dose of tremendous coffee’s, have conversations with lovely staff-members, and catch some fresh air in the forests right outside. Another bonus for me is the old-fashioned librarian vibe I get from the library’s decor. So, I am quite grateful for Carnegie’s legacy – making from the Peace Palace Library a public good – of which I can take full advantage of by working from the Library Reading Room.

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  • Editorial Notes – November 2020

    November 27, 2020

    Editorial Notes – November 2020
    It’s been a little over a week since we came out of the second lockdown this year, but the Peace Palace Library is still going strong!

    During the second lockdown, the librarians worked from home answering questions from our patrons and assisting the Permanent Court (PCA) and International Court of Justice (ICJ) with their requests. The moment we returned to the office, we started our preparations for the Winter Courses of The Hague Academy that will commence on January 11, 2021. This time all Academy Sessions will take place online and the Library is working hard on adjusting our services.

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  • UPDATE NOVEMBER: Library Reopens Tomorrow

    November 18, 2020

    Tomorrow, Thursday 19 November, we will reopen the Library!

    On November 17, the Dutch government announced that Libraries will be able to reopen again, after a two week closure. This means that the Library Reading Room will reopen its doors to regular full-time hours (10.00-17.00) on working days. Please do not forget to register your visit at least one day in advance, to wear your mask during your visit and observe social distancing.

    We look forward to welcoming you soon!

    Kind regards, PPL Staff

    For the latest information, please check our website and social media channels and sign up for the Library Newsletter.

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  • UPDATE NOVEMBER: Library Closed

    November 4, 2020

    Due to the reconfinement announcement by the Dutch government on Tuesday November 3, 2020, the Peace Palace Library will be closed, as of Thursday November 5, for a period of two weeks.

    All online resources will be available during confinement and our programs will run without interruption, with the exception of our ILL Services. If you need to contact the Services Desk or you would like to speak to a librarian, please send an email to library@peacepalace.org.

    As soon as we are legally able, we will gradually reopen the Library. For the latest information, please check our website and social media channels and sign up for the Library Newsletter.

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