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On September 28, the world celebrated the United Nations Day of Peace with all sorts of festivities, including music, dance and poetry. The Dutch Carnegie Foundation organized a music concert in the auditorium of the Academy building of the Peace Palace, to show its commitment to the cause of Peace. The Hague is known as the city of peace and justice, with the Peace Palace as its ultimate icon. The Peace Palace Library, famous for its international law collection, also holds a special collection dedicated to the Peace Movement, consisting of books, articles, pamphlets, brochures, posters and manifestos, literary and artistic expressions testifying of the struggle for peace, from the period 1899-1940. In our series of interviews for our Newsletter we met with Hanneke Eggels, who expresses her concern for peace through another artistic manner, poetry.
Last month, the Peace Palace Library was delighted to hear that Sayed Zeidan, a long-term visitor of the Library completed his dissertation after spending countless hours working hard researching and writing on the subject of “State Responsibility and Liability for Environmental Damage Caused by Nuclear Accident
” at Tilburg University in The Netherlands. The Peace Palace Library congratulates Sayed Zeidan and wishes him the best of luck in the future! Here follows a summary of his dissertation: Nowadays, the use of nuclear reactors to generate power has become inevitable for many countries, particularly the developed nations. They have been widely used in many ways on land, for example, for the operation of power plants, in outer space to launch satellites and at sea for propelling ships.
The International Association of Law Libraries
( IALL) held its Annual Course (Nr. 31) in Toronto, Canada from the September 30 until October 4, 2012. This year’s annual conference was organized by the Faculty of Law of the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. The theme of the Conference was “Canada, the Cultural Mosaic and International Law
”. The cultural mosaic as a principle has found its way into legislation since the 1970s and the legendary Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau
has greatly contributed to this development. In 1988 the ‘Canadian Multiculturalism Act’ was adopted in order to guarantee “the freedom of all members of Canadian society to preserve, enhance and share their cultural heritage”.
On 27 September 2012 Professor Pieter Sanders
passed away, one week after his 100th birthday, leaving a unique legacy in both international and Dutch arbitration law. Professor Sanders was perhaps best known to dispute resolution lawyers as one of the principal drafters of the 1958 New York Convention (on the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and arbitration agreements) and for his contributions to the drafting of the 1976 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and the 1986 Dutch arbitration legislation. He was a co-founder of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration in 1961, serving two terms as President and as general editor of ICCA's prestigious publications, the Handbook on Commercial Arbitration and the Yearbook Commercial Arbitration in the 1970s and 1980s.
On Friday, 12. October 2012, at 11.00 a.m. CET, Thorbjørn Jagland, the Nobel Committee president, announced the European Union (EU) as the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2012 at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo. It was a unanimous decision. The EU was chosen out of a list of 231 candidates.The EU has played a stabilizing role in the region. It has transformed a region torn by war into a united region, a "continent of peace".
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During the process of reducing a nation's supply of weapons or the strength of its armed forces (arms control, reduction in arms) the main focus nowadays is on three categories of weapons : weapons of an indiscriminate effect (cluster munitions, landmines), biological and chemical weapons and the (non-) proliferation of nuclear weapons (nuclear disarmament).
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