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Interview Professor Yves Daudet

Professor DaudetOn January 20th, Professor Yves Daudet officially retired as Secretary-General of The Hague Academy of International Law. A special farewell ceremony and reception were held in his honor during which the new Secretary- General, Professor Jean- Marc Thouvenin was formally introduced to the Academy's community members. A few days before he left office, Professor Daudet graciously agreed to be interviewed by the editors of the Newsletter. Surprisingly, he did not held back! Find out more how he looks back on his time at the Academy, his many highlights and accomplishments and how he will continue to stay involved in the future of the Academy.
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Mare Liberum in Suriname

Mare Liberum - Anton de Kom UniversityLast month, The Peace Palace Library donated a copy of Mare Liberum to the Anton de Kom University in Suriname. The book was donated on the first day that the Anton de Kom University opened its new law faculty. The Dean, Mr Clayton Wallerlei (LL.M) and the Vice-Dean Ms. Wanda Pherai (LL.M) were delighted to accept this important legal publication. Even though the new law faculty does not offer a LL.M program on Public International Law yet, more and more students express a strong interest in this field. Mr. Wallerlei and Ms. Pherai explained that they started working together with the Open University in The Hague to assist students who are incorporating international law topics into their Master’s thesis.
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New Secretary-General of the The Hague Academy of International Law

Jean-Marc ThouveninAs 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 by the Academy’s Curatorium to succeed Professor Yves Daudet who occupied this position from 2005 to 2017. A farewell ceremony for Professor Daudet and to welcome Professor Thouvenin has taken place in the Academy’s Auditorium on Friday 20 January 2017.
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Database Dalloz

Dalloz Database - FrenchDallow is a French legal database containing  legal journals,  legislation, legal commentaries and case law. The legal fields that are included in our subscription are: French civil law, criminal law, administrative law, business law, labor law, real estate as well as European - and International  Law. The Encyclopédie Juridique Dalloz contains twelve Répertoires.The encyclopedias are frequently used by practitioners and scholars. They are of a high scholarly quality in that all the articles have been written by renowned judges, scholars, or practitioners.
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Hague Academy Book Launch “Women’s Human Rights and the Elimination of Discrimination”

The Hague Academy logo On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Academy is pleased to invite you to a Symposium including a book launch of the latest Academy publication "Women's Human Rights and the Elimination of Discrimination". This book, published in January 2017, will be presented by its editors: Professor Maarit Jänterä-Jareborg (University of Uppsala, Sweden) and Professor Hélène Tigroudja (University of Aix-Marseille, France) on the 8 of March between 17:00 and 19:00 hours in the Auditorium of the Academy. Other guest speakers will be confirmed at a later date. The Symposium will be closed with a reception.
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Evolving Law Libraries

Bibliotheek 08 Leeszaal Leestafel StudentenAt the turn of the century the role of Law Libraries and legal librarians had not changed fundamentally since their inception. Facing formidable challenges ever since, mostly by technology, their role has changed considerably. Law Libraries can be seen as the provider and gatekeepers of legal information. Correspondingly, a Law Library is also dependent on the institution that it is embedded within. In that sense, there is a mutually beneficial relationship. There are many different types of Law Libraries, think of Law Libraries servicing government institutions like courts and legislatures, or Law Libraries in the private sector assisting law firms and academic Law Libraries that aid students and scholars.
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The ‘US Travel Ban’ from an International Law Perspective

BLOG - Refugee WelcomeOn January 27th, 2017, American President Donald Trump signed ‘Executive Order 13769’ titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorists Entry into the United States’. The purpose of this order is to place a limit on the number of refugees to be admitted into the United States in 2017. The order suspends the entry of foreign nationals from seven Muslim majority nations namely, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for a period of 90 days after which an updated list will be put in place. The order also indefinitely suspends nationals from Syria. This blog will briefly highlight the international legal implications.
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Polar Regions

Polar Regions | Research Guide International LawAntarctica is Earth's fifth-largest and southernmost continent. Although it has no human population of its own, seven sovereign states have claimed sectors of land in Antarctica. In 1959 the Antarctic Treaty was signed in Washington to establish Antarctica as a region of peace and cooperation, and to deal with issues relating to claims of sovereignty. Its primary purpose is to ensure “in the interests of all mankind that Antarctica shall continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes and shall not become the scene or object of international discord”.
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Lalonde, S. and T.L. McDorman (eds.), International Law and Politics of the Arctic Ocean, Leiden; Boston, Brill Nijhoff, 2015. 521-b-12 522-f-11

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The Emerging Legal Regime of Wrecks of Warships

The status in international law of operational warships has been long established. In contrast, the status of such vessels after they have sunk has been, and remains, a matter of considerable uncertainty. The 1982 UNCLOS convention provides no rules whatsoever relating to sunken warships nor to wrecks more generally. However, over the last decades, technological advances have led to the discovery of many new wreck sites, fuelling commercial interest in these wrecks.

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Syria Crisis: Humanitarian Law, Warfare, Refugees

The Syrian civil war is an ongoing multi-sided armed conflict in Syria in which international interventions have taken place. Violence in Syria has escalated amid an absence of meaningful efforts to end the war. A confidential list of individuals and units are believed to be responsible for crimes against humanity, breaches of international humanitarian law and gross human rights violations. We have created a Library Special on the Syrian civil war in order to provide you easy access to our collection.

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