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Funded UNOG International Seminar 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland

Partially Funded
Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
Jul 08 - Jul 26, 2019
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UNOG organized the very first International Law Seminar (ILS) in 1965, in connection with the annual session of the International Law Commission (ILC), for a duration of three weeks. Moreover, the Seminar takes place on an annual basis and aims to widen knowledge of both the work of the International Law Commission as well as of the codification and progressive development of international law. In addition, it also provides an opportunity for lawyers coming from different legal systems and cultures to exchange views regarding items on the agenda of the Commission.

Eligibility

  • Postgraduate students in international law, young scholars, government officials as well as young lawyers in the field of international law are eligible
  • Furthermore, applicants must be between 24 years and 38 years on 1 January 2019.

Requirements

  • The International Law Seminar is not intended to be an introduction to international law.
  • Also, applicants must prove a sound knowledge of international law, on the basis of either their postgraduate studies or significant professional experience in the field.
  •  Twenty five participants from various Member States of the United Nations participate in ILS.
  • As well as attending the meetings of ILC, participants are expected to take an active part in the discussions which follow lectures given by members of the Commission, officials of the United Nations or specialized agencies in Geneva and other speakers invited for the occasion.

Application Procedure

Applicants need to attach the following documents:

1. Curriculum vitae containing the following information:

  • Personal information
  • University education, degrees obtained
  • Professional experience
  • Academic working papers and main publications

2. Also, letter of motivation (minimum 400 words, maximum 800 words; including justification for any request for fellowship)

3. Two letters of recommendation, duly signed and dated 2019 with specific reference to the Seminar, from official sources (i.e. university, government or member of the International Law Commission).

The deadline to receive application is 8 April 2019. Applications will not be accepted after this date.

Specifications

Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Event Date08 July,2019 to 26 July,2019
Deadline08 April,2019
CountrySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Open toAll
OrganizerUNOG
Contact the organizer[email protected]

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