Applications for the 2019 International Law Fellowship Programme are currently being accepted. The deadline for applications is 20 February 2019.
The United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme is organized by the Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs.
The Fellowship Programme provides high-quality training by prominent international law scholars and practitioners on a broad range of core topics 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.
The Fellowship Programme accommodates up to 21 participants.
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 prominent international law scholars and practitioners from different regions and legal systems.
The Fellowship Programme is conducted in English or French. The 2019 Programme will be conducted in English.
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 and most recently mandated by General Assembly resolution 73/201 of 20 December 2018.
2019 Fellowship Programme
The 2019 Fellowship Programme will be held at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands, from 1 July to 9 August 2019. It will be conducted in English.
The topics that will be covered in the seminars and lectures organized by the Codification Division may include:
International peace and security
Peaceful settlement of international disputes
Diplomatic and consular law
United Nations institutions and law making
The work of the International Law Commission
International human rights law
International humanitarian law
International criminal law
International environmental law
Law of the sea
International trade law
International investment law
For further information on the topics covered by the public international law session at The Hague Academy, see the website of the Academy.
More information and the application system, click here.