The United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme 2020 is now Open!
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 20 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 2020 Programme will be conducted in French.
2020 Fellowship Programme
The 2020 Fellowship Programme will be held at the Peace Palace in The
Hague, the Netherlands, from 29 June to 7 August 2020. It was conducted
The topics that were covered in the seminars and lectures organized by the Codification Division included:
- International law
- Treaty law
- State responsibility
- International peace and security
- Peaceful settlement of international disputes
- Diplomatic and consular law
- International organizations
- 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
- Legal research
- Legislative drafting
For further information on the topics covered by the public international law session at The Hague Academy, visit their website.
The fellowships cover
- The fellowship recipient’s travel costs in economy class,
- Medical insurance,
- The training material and the registration fee for The Hague Academy of International Law.
- 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 all self-funded participants free of charge.
- The Fellowship Programme provides training for professionals who have acquired some practical experience in the field of international law.
- The Fellowship Programme is also open to academia and professionals from intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and similar institutions engaged in international law activities in the relevant countries.
- Current staff members of the United Nations are not however eligible for fellowships, but on an exceptional basis, may be considered for attendance on a self-funded basis.
- Candidates who are not government officials can be nominated by the institution which they work for or with which they are affiliated.
Eligible Regions: Open for All