Applications for the 2016 International Law Fellowship Programme are currently being accepted. The Fellowship Programme provides high-quality training by leading 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.
- The Fellowship Programme consists of an annual six-week summer course at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands. The participants attend lectures and seminars in international law organized by the Codification Division as well as 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 2016 Fellowship Programme will be conducted in French. Fluency in spoken and written French is required.
- Applicants whose mother tongue or language of instruction is not French are required to submit proof of their language abilities. Applications without a valid language certification will not be considered.
Funding and Accommodation:
- Fellowships cover the fellowship recipient’s travel costs in economy class, accommodation, medical insurance, participation in the Fellowship Programme, the training materials and the registration fee for The Hague Academy of International Law.
- In accordance with the policies and procedures governing the administration of United Nations fellowships, participants will also receive a stipend to cover other living expenses.
- Qualified candidates may also apply for self-funded positions. Self-funded participants bear all costs associated with their participation (travel, accommodation, living expenses and registration fee for The Hague Academy of International Law). Training materials are provided to self-funded participants free of charge.
Two copies of the application form must be submitted:
- One scanned version of the signed original; and
- One electronic version (MS word or equivalent)
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2016 Fellowship Programme
The 2016 Fellowship Programme will be held at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands, from 27 June to 5 August 2016. It will be conducted in French.
The topics that will be covered in the seminars and lectures organized by the Codification Division may include:
- Introduction to international law
- Treaty law
- State responsibility
- International peace and security
- Peaceful settlement of international disputes
- Diplomatic and consular law
- International organizations
- UN institutions and law making
- The work of the International Law Commission
- International human rights law
- Movements of persons
- International humanitarian law
- International criminal law
- International environmental law
- International watercourses
- Law of the sea
- International trade law
- International investment law
- Legal research
- Legislative drafting
For further information on the topics covered by the public international law session at The Hague Academy, see the website of the Academy.
Applications for the 2016 International Law Fellowship Programme are currently being accepted. The deadline for applications is 1 December 2015.
To qualify for the Fellowship Programme, candidates must have a legal background with professional experience in the field of international law. The selected participants are required to submit a medical certificate of good health and to certify that they are able to attend the entire course period.
The 2016 Fellowship Programme will be conducted in French. Fluency in spoken and written French is required.
Complete the application form in French, typewritten. Answers should be clear and as detailed as possible. If you need extra space, you may attach additional pages. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The “Letter of Transmission” must be completed and signed by a senior official of the institution that presents the candidate’s application.
A candidate whose mother tongue or language of instruction is not French must submit evidence of his/her ability to attend and participate in lectures and seminars conducted in French (e.g., diploma of courses conducted in French, language test certificate, extensive work experience in French).
The application should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Two versions of the application form must be submitted:
(1) One scanned copy of the signed original (for example in pdf, tif, or jpg)
(2) One electronic version (MS Word or equivalent) of the application
The deadline for applications is 1 December 2015. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
When selecting participants for the Fellowship Programme, due consideration is given to the candidates' qualifications, to the scope of their professional duties, to the relevance of the training to their professional duties, geographical distribution and gender balance. Applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged.
Due consideration will also be given to candidates from Member States which did not have a fellowship recipient attend the Fellowship Programme in the previous years.