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  • Book Review: War, Peace and International Order?

    October 12, 2017

    This book attempts to assess the history and on-going relevance of the 1899 and 1907 Hague peace conferences, the conventions they brought into being, the institutions they established and the precedents they set. The exact legacies of the two conferences remain unclear. On the one hand, diplomatic and military historians, who cast their gaze to 1914, traditionally dismiss the events of 1899 and 1907 as insignificant footnotes on the path to the First World War. On the other, experts in international law posit that The Hague’s foremost legacy lies in the manner in which the conferences progressed the law of war and the concept and application of international justice.

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  • E-Learning Environment

    August 4, 2017

    During the 2017 Summer Courses, the Peace Palace Library ensures that the Reading Materials for the courses for each Professor are made available through the e-learning environment of the website of the Hague Academy of International Law. Read more on the Hague’s Academy’s learning environment and how to use it.

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  • Ladies of The Hague Academy of International Law

    July 6, 2017

    The Peace Palace will welcome around 600 students from all over the world during this year’s summer session of The Hague Academy of International Law. For many students, it will be their first time in The Hague and finding your way around the city can be quite a challenge. Fortunately, there will be four lovely ladies to give out a helping hand when you need one. Find out who they are and what they have to say.

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  • Library Special: The Hague Academy 2017

    July 6, 2017

    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. In this Library special, we present you all relevant information. Our July and August Newsletters will be entirely devoted to the coming summer courses, so stay tuned!

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  • 2017 Programme The Hague Academy Summer Courses

    May 30, 2017

    The Summer Courses are organized in two periods of 3 weeks each, one focusing on Public International Law and one on Private International Law. Since the very outset in 1923 thousands of students from over 100 nationalities have been able to attend them. Many alumni, having thus had the opportunity to meet “great names” in the field of international Law, have subsequently gone on to become themselves well-known academics, lawyers or diplomats, among other occupations. The courses consist of lectures on general or special topics and are subsequently published in the Collected Courses series, of which there are currently over 380 volumes, ranking among the most important encyclopaedic publications on public and private international law.

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  • Encyclopedia of Islamic International Law

    April 12, 2017

    For our Arabic reading clients we have a really special acquisition to announce. In 2011, the Peace Palace Library started to build an Arabic, Persian and Turkish Law collection. Since then, we have added some 3000 items to our catalogue.You can find them dispersed through the catalogue according to their subjects. This 9 volume ‘Encyclopedia of Islamic International Law’, written by Suhayl Husayn al Fatlawi and published in Amman by Dar al Thaqafa in 2014, is a comparative study with Public International Law. Volume 1 “The Principles of Islamic International Law” treats the concept, the sources – Quran, Sunna, treaties, justice and fairness – and general principles, a.o. customary law. Volume 2 “The Morality in Prophet Mohammad Diplomacy” explains the legal position of the Prophet, his morality, the direction of the international relations, in particular with other religions, treaties, the settlement of international disputes and his immunities and privileges. Volume 3 “International Legal Personality in Islam” is about the Islamic State, legal personality for Non-States, Non-Islamic groups and individuals.

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  • New Secretary-General of the The Hague Academy of International Law

    February 17, 2017

    As of January 1st, the new Secretary-General of the The Hague Academy took office. Professor Jean-Marc Thouvenin, Professor at Paris-Nanterre University, has been appointed to succeed Professor Yves Daudet who occupied this position from 2005 to 2017.

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  • Sir Elihu Lauterpacht Obituary (1928-2017)

    February 13, 2017

    Sir Elihu Lauterpacht, who has died aged 88, was professor emeritus of International Law at Cambridge University, a fellow of Trinity College and founder of the Lauterpacht Center for International Law. Throughout his legal career, he was known for taking on challenging cases that broke new ground.

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    Peace Palace Library 2016 in Review

    December 29, 2016

    As we turn the page on 2016, a lot has happened in the world and also specific on the international law arena. In this blog the Peace Palace Library looks back on the most notable international law news and Peace Palace Library events. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change has been ratified, withdrawal of South-Africa, Burundi and Gambia from the International Criminal Court (ICC), the ICC Trial Chamber VIII sentence of Mr Al Mahdi to be guilty of the war crime of attacking historic and religious buildings in Timbuktu, the South China Sea Arbitration Award and International Court of Justice 70th Anniversary! On behalf of the Peace Palace Staff, I like to thank our members, users and readers. We wish you a very happy new year and if you like, we will keep you updated! Stay tuned!

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  • Opening of the Registration 2017 Summer Courses

    November 28, 2016

    The registration period for the 2017 Summer Courses has started. The Summer Programme is aimed at students and practitioners seeking a deeper understanding of international law, whether public or private. The Hague Academy of International Law awards all participants to the Summer Courses who have regularly attended the lectures a Certificate of Attendance.
    Welcome to All Students of the 2014 Hague Academy Summer Courses!

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