Call for Applications: The Hague Academy of International Law’s 40th External Programme

The Hague Academy of International Law‘s External Programme was established at the end of the 1960s and has been held annually in countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.  The Programme serves as a means for developing knowledge on topics of international law relevant for the region where it is held and for fostering dialogue among participants through interactive teaching and informal meetings.  It is aimed at young university teachers,  diplomats, and civil servants from Ministries of Foreign Affairs or other interested ministries with competencies in public international law.

The Hague Academy will be holding the 40th session of the External Programme from 1 to 8 November, 2013 at the Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) in Gandhinagar, India.  This year’s subject is “Stability and Change in the Law of the Sea: Challenges for the 21st Century.”  The session is free of charge for local and regional participants; the Hague Academy and GNLU will cover costs of travel and accommodation, as well as a per diem stipend for regional participants.

Local Participants | The Indian government will select approximately 20 participants.  Any interested individuals should contact the organizers at in order to apply.

Regional Participants | The Academy will select approximately 15-20 participants from the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.  Interested individuals can register online.

The closing date for applying is July 13, 2013.  All information, including a detailed program of events,  regulations, guidelines for applying, and the registration form for regional participants, can be found on the website of the Academy, here.