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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Abdoulaye Sylla

    October 30, 2020

    Je suis Abdoulaye SYLLA et je viens de la République de Guinée (Château d’eau de l’Afrique de l’Ouest). Depuis 2013, je vis en France dans le cadre de mon projet d’étude. Après un double Master 2 en droits de l’homme respectivement à l’Institut des droits de l’homme de Lyon (IDHL) et à l’Université Pierre-Mendès-France de […]

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  • Book Donation: Embassy of Chile

    October 30, 2020

    The Peace Palace Library is pleased to announce that the Embassy of Chile in The Hague has donated 8 books to our collection.

    This generous donation consists of Spanish language books as well as journals and includes publications from the Organization of American States and recent yearbooks from the Hispano-Luso-American Institute of International Law. Also included are two editions of the Colombian Yearbook of International Law.

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  • Open Access Long Read – “Notorious RBG”: A conversation with United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    October 30, 2020

    This week, our open access long read is on the late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who passed away last month. This article from the ‘International Journal of Constitutional Law’ by author Ruth Rubio-Marín features an interview with the late American Justice which took place in 2016 and was pulished a year later.

    The interview took place in the framework of the European University Institute’s annual Ursula Hirschmann Lecture, a space dedicated to stimulate research and thinking which links ideas about Europe and the study of gender. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg engaged in a conversation that tackled her whole persona, without making rigid divides between the professional and the personal. Deep legal analysis, personal anecdotes, and invaluable advice for future researchers and lawyers intertwine in the interview, which sheds light on important dimensions of equality law.

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  • Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: A Bibliographic Overview

    October 30, 2020

    Armenia and Azerbaijan went to war over Nagorno-Karabakh in 1988-94, eventually declaring a ceasefire. As recent clashes show, they have never reached a settlement over the dispute. The Library’s collections contain publications on this conflict. A bibliographic overview.

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  • HeinOnline: Civil Rights and Social Justice

    October 30, 2020

    HeinOnline’s Civil Rights and Social Justice database brings together a diverse offering of publications covering civil rights in the United States as their legal protections and definitions are expanded to cover more and more Americans. Containing links to more than 500 scholarly articles, hearings and committee prints, legislative histories on the landmark legislation, CRS and […]

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  • Editorial Notes – October 2020

    October 30, 2020

    Dear Readers, Autumn greetings from The Hague! This month we have lots of news to bring you as many exciting things have been happening in recent weeks. This past weekend, the Peace Palace was illuminated in ‘UN blue’ on Saturday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the UN.  The Carnegie Foundation and the International Court […]

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  • Editorial Notes September 2020

    September 25, 2020

    Summer season has officially come to an end in The Hague. Usually September is a time for us to reflect and evaluate our work for the Hague Academy’s Summer Courses. The cancellation of this year’s Summer Courses and Covid -19 have resulted in very drastic changes in a time period that had become very familiar to us over the years.

    We were therefore very fortunate to be able to still contribute to the Academy’s first online Centre program on International Law and Epidemics for which we have created a special bibliography.

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  • Open Access Journal : The Journal of Human Trafficking, Enslavement and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

    September 25, 2020

    This Special Issue on the nexus between conflict-related sexual violence and human trafficking for sexual exploitation in conflict is now published and freely available online!

    In the past years, the UN Secretary-General has continuously stressed the urgency of addressing the nexus between human trafficking and conflict-related sexual violence. Although both crimes are most of the times looked upon separately, there are many similarities to be found.

    One can think of the sexual nature that can be found in both crimes, the taboos and stigmas surrounding both crimes, the difficulty in defining the crimes, the focus on law enforcement (prosecution) rather than on prevention, prosecutorial challenges (e.g. protection, secondary victimization, reliance on victims’ testimonies), lack of comprehensibly understanding victims’ rights and needs, misconceptions about perpetrators and victims, and the fluidity of victim- and perpetrator roles, the consequences of both crimes (e.g. trauma, children born as a result), the causes and purposes of the crimes, to name a few. In addition, how does human trafficking and conflict-related sexual violence compare with the crime of enslavement? Again, there are significant overlaps, although the crimes do not seem to fully coincide.

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  • Library Holidays December

    Interlibrary Loan Service

    September 25, 2020

    The Peace Palace Library participates in the WorldShare Interlibrary Loan System (ILL). This service connects you to thousands of libraries all over the world whose entire collections can be viewed at a glance in WorldCat. Together, these libraries have created a shared, global library collection for the benefit of all library users.

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Raimundo López Vives

    September 25, 2020

    Raimundo López Vives says that “the spacious premises for studying with proper social distancing measures along with the enormous amount of material that the Peace Palace Library offers, many of it not really available in South America, has truly made my membership to the library a must-have”.

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