Public international law (often known as the law of nations) is increasingly facing new issues as a result of continued globalization. Can an individual take the United Nations to court? How can states keep basic human rights in mind in international trade agreements? An online dossier has just launched to show how researchers from Leiden contribute to finding answers for these issues.
Queen Juliana was not, as is often claimed, a monarch with an unstable character who was completely under the influence of spiritual healer Greet Hofmans. Furthermore, her religious circle of friends was not a sect with a political agenda. That is what Han van Bree concludes on the basis of a new archival study. Dissertation defence on 24 June.
“Very French and very impressive.” Those are the words drs. Isabelle van de Calseyde used to describe the reception at the French embassy residence in The Hague on 2 June 2015. There, she and dr. Sjef Houppermans were presented with an distinction for their remarkable services to the French language and culture. Both were named Officier de l’Ordre national du Merité.