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2017 International Law Fellowship Programme

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Law
Professionals to Convene on International Law

GrantWatch ID#: 163096
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United Nations Office of Legal Affairs - Codification Division


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Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International prominent lawyers and law scholars to participate in a six-week summer training program in the Netherlands. This program invites applications from individuals practicing in a broad range of subjects pertaining to international law. The interactive program allows fellows to share experiences and exchange ideas, thereby promoting 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.

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 2017 Programme will be conducted in English.

The topics that will be covered in the seminars and lectures organized by the Codification Division may include:

-International law
-Treaty law
-State responsibility
-International peace and security
-Peaceful settlement of international disputes
-Diplomatic and consular law
-International organizations
-UN institutions and law making
-The work of the International Law Commission
-International human rights law
-Movements of persons
-International humanitarian law
-International criminal law
-International environmental law
-International watercourses
-Law of the sea
-International trade law
-International investment law
-Legal research
-Legislative drafting

Fellowships cover the fellowship recipient’s travel costs in economy class, accommodation, medical insurance, participation in the Fellowship Programme, the training materials and the registration fee for The Hague Academy of International Law. In accordance with the policies and procedures governing the administration of United Nations fellowships, 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 self-funded participants free of charge.

The Fellowship Programme accommodates up to 21 participants.

The 2017 Fellowship Programme will be held from June 26 to August 4, 2017.

The fellowship is open to prominent international law scholars and practitioners, in particular government officials and teachers of international law from developing countries and countries with emerging economies, specializing in a broad range of core subjects of international law.

Students may not apply. The Fellowship Programme provides training for professionals who have acquired some practical experience in the field of international law.

When selecting participants for the Fellowship Programme, 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 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.

Applications for the 2017 International Law Fellowship Programme are currently being accepted. The deadline for applications is December, 16 2016.

Countries are strongly encouraged to nominate several candidates, as long as they all meet the required qualifications.

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