United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme

Date: 06/26/2017 - 08/04/2017       Location: The Hague, the Netherlands

The United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme is conducted under the United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law, established by General Assembly resolution 2099 (XX) of 20 December 1965. The Fellowship Programme is organized by the Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs.

OBJECTIVES The Fellowship Programme provides high-quality training by prominent international law scholars and practitioners on a broad range of core subjects of international law. In addition, the interactive nature of the training allows the participants to share experiences and exchange ideas, which promotes greater understanding and cooperation on contemporary issues of international law. The Fellowship Programme is intended to enable qualified professionals, in particular government officials and teachers of international law, from developing countries and countries with emerging economies, to deepen their knowledge of international law and of the legal work of the United Nations and its associated bodies.

COURSE CONTENT The Fellowship Programme consists of participation in lectures and seminars in international law organized by the Codification Division as well as in the Public International Law Session at The Hague Academy of International Law. The lectures and seminars organized by the Codification Division are given by eminent scholars and practitioners in international law from different regions and legal systems.

The curriculum will include seminars on the following subjects: International law, treaty law, State responsibility, international peace and security, peaceful settlement of international disputes, international organizations, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, international environmental law, law of the sea, international trade law and international investment law.

Study visits are also arranged to international institutions located in The Hague.

Program Website: http://www.un.org/law/ilfp/

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