The Programme of the 2015 Session of the Summer Courses of The Hague Academy of International Law can now be downloaded, here. You will be able to register online as of November 1st, 2014.
Since its creation in 1923 with funding received from the Carnegie Foundation in Washington, The Hague Academy of International Law has occupied premises at the Peace Palace, alongside the highest judicial institutions such as the International Court of Justice and the Bureau of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. It is a centre for research and teaching in public and private international law, with the aim of further scientific and advanced studies of the legal aspects of international relations. This mission, which its founders attributed to it in line with the "peace through law" movement, has remained entirely relevant to the present day. In fulfilling its mission, the Academy has succeeded in both preserving its traditions derived from the Hague Peace Conferences of 1899 and 1907 and adapting itself to the most recent needs of a world undergoing profound change.
The well-known Summer Courses of the Hague Academy take place over a period of six weeks: three weeks of public international law (in July) and three weeks of private international law (from the end of July until mid-August). Over a period of almost eighty years, thousands of students have been able to attend them. These students, who have come from all over the world, representing between sixty and eighty nationalities each year, and many of whom have subsequently become well-known in the academic world, in research, or in diplomacy, have thus had the opportunity to meet "great names" of international law and to attend courses of a very high level. The "summer courses" also provide an opportunity, in the city which has become the "Capital of international law", to have contacts with the International Court of Justice, the international criminal courts, the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, the Bureau of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Conference on Private International Law, and other institutions. The Secretariat General of the Academy and the Association of Attenders and Alumni of the Academy (AAA) organise these meetings.
A selection of relevant publications from the Peace Palace Library collection
- Recueil des cours de l’Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law
- Recueil des cours database