UN International Law Fellowship Programme 2016 – The Hague, the Netherlands

UN International Law Fellowship Programme 2016 – The Hague, the Netherlands

Deadline: December 1, 2015

Applications for the 2016 International Law Fellowship Programme are currently being accepted. The Fellowship Programme consists of a six-week summer course at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands from 27 June to 5 August 2016. 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.

About the Fellowship

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.

During three weeks, the participants attend the public international law session at The Hague Academy of International Law in the mornings, and lectures and seminars organized by the Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs in the afternoons. During the remaining three weeks, the participants attend lectures and seminars organized by the Codification Division in the mornings and afternoons.

Certificates are awarded only to those participants who have completed the Fellowship Programme in its entirety.

Financial Support

The fellowships cover the fellowship recipient’s travel costs in economy class, accommodation, medical insurance, participation in the Fellowship Programme, 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.

Eligibility

  • 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 Fellowship Programme is conducted in English or French. The 2016 Programme will be conducted in French. Fluency in spoken and written French is required.

Selection Process

  • 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.

For more information and to apply, visit UN International Law Fellowship.

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