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LECTURE – Biological and Chemical Weapons: Current Threats and Future Developments

PeaceandsecuritysalonThe Peace Palace Library is pleased to invite you to our upcoming Peace and Security Salon on the Wednesday May 11 with biological and chemical weapons as the theme of our evening. The Salon is part of a new lecture series of the Peace Palace Library on peace and security issues. The Salon will include lectures by several experts on the different aspects of biological and chemical weapons. You are most welcome to join us. The deadline for registration is May 2. Please register online for this event.
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Peace Run The Hague

VredesloopOn Saturday September 24th, the fourth edition of a unique running event will be held: the Peace Run The Hague. In this way the Peace Run The Hague will be part of the annual ‘Peace weekend’. The course of the Peace Run The Hague will be around the Peace Palace. Participants can choose from four distances: Children’s Run 1.5K, Youth Run 2.5K, 5K Run and APM Terminals 10K. The course of the Peace Run will guide you along several historic monuments and sites that provide a unique course.
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Bursary Applications IALL Course Oxford 2016

IALL2016Just a final reminder that the deadline for applications for financial assistance to attend the International Association of Law Libraries‘ 35th Annual Course in Oxford from Sunday 31st July to Wednesday 3rd August 2016 is on Sunday 1st May 2016. To apply for one of the three available IALL Regular Bursaries (for non-members or IALL members) or one of the four available IALL Members-Only Bursaries, you should use the online application forms found at the IALL website.
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Database: TradeLawGuide

Database - TradeLawGuideTradeLawGuide sets a new standard for researching World Trade Organization Law. The World Trade Organization currently has 162 Member States. TradeLawGuide can be considered the leading research database for this important field of international economic law. This database was created by a team of trade lawyers, researchers and legal knowledge engineers so that WTO law could be researched in a methodical, comprehensive and efficient manner.
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Report: Roosevelt in The Hague

Roosevelt in The Hague 03The Hague Institute of Global of Justice in cooperation with the Roosevelt Foundation organized the first ever ‘Roosevelt in The Hague’ event in the Peace Palace. Every year, the Roosevelt Foundation and the Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute award the Four Freedoms Medals to honor world citizens who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the ideals and visions that are represented in the Four Freedoms Speech that was delivered by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1941. Starting this year, the Roosevelt Foundation has joint forces with The Hague Institute of Global Justice to organize a special event in addition to the award ceremony, to complement the achievements of the Laureates as well as to discuss, engage and develop policy and educational frameworks that will enable key stakeholders to address the Four Freedoms effectively in our modern world.
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Visit to Dunfermline, Scotland

Erik de Baedts en Sophie BrinkelFrom Thursday 31 March till Saturday 2 April 2016, Erik de Baedts, director of the Carnegie Foundation and Sophie Brinkel, policy advisor, visited the town of Dunfermline, the birthplace of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The idea of the visit was to learn about the different Carnegie institutions in Dunfermline and to discuss future cooperation.
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Preventing Bioterrorism, Risk and Legal Instruments

biosuits_width-1280According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention a bioterrorism attack is the deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, toxins or other harmful agents used to cause illness or death in people, animals, or plants. In both the popular imagination and among lawmakers and national security experts, there exists the belief that with sufficient motivation and material resources, terrorist groups can produce bioweapons easily, cheaply, and successfully. Some scholars disagree. Legal measures offer no guarantee for preventing bioterrorism, but nonetheless affect bioterrorism. What are the legal instruments addressing prevention?
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International Court of Justice

International Court of Justice - Research Guide International LawThe International Court of Justice was established in 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations as the principal judicial organ (Art. 7, UN Charter). Its role in the fulfillment of the purposes of the UN is “to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the peace” (Art. 1, UN Charter).
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Librarian's choice for International Court of Justice

Cançado Trindade, A.A., The construction of a humanized international law : a collection of individual opinions (1991-2013), Leiden, Brill Nijhoff, 2015 Kolb, R. The Elgar companion to the International Court of Justice, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2014 Gaja, G. and J. Grote Stoutenburg (eds.) Enhancing the Rule of Law through the International Court of Justice, Leiden, Boston, Brill Nijhoff, 2014.

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