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Fully-funded United Nations International Law Fellowship Program 2020

Fully Funded United Nations International Fellowship Program

Country: Netherlands
City: Hague
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Application calls for United Nations International Law Fellowship Program.

Program Summary

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 program will also include lectures and seminars from prominent international law scholars and practitioners from different regions and legal systems. The Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs is the organizer of the program and the French will be a language of the program.

Aim of the Program 

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. Furthermore, the Fellowship Programme aims 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.

Topics of Program

The fellowship will include the lectures and seminars on the following topics

  • 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

Financial Aid 

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. In addition to that, participants will also receive a stipend to cover other living expenses.


United Nations International Law Fellowship Program 2020 is open to candidates who have a legal background with professional experience in the field of international law. The selected participants will have to submit a medical certificate of good health and to certify that they are able to attend the entirety of the course on a full-time basis. Furthermore, a candidate whose mother tongue or the language of instruction is not French must submit evidence of his/her ability to attend and participate in lectures and seminars conducted in French.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline24 February,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerUnited Nations
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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