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Private International Law CoursesDetails

The Hague Academy of International Law

The Summer Courses are aimed at students and practitioners seeking a deeper understanding of private international law. The courses take place over a period of 3 weeks and are comprised of a broad General Course highlighting developments in the field of private international law and a series of Special Courses on more topical issues. All courses are taught in either English or French and are simultaneously translated into the other language.

Highly advanced students can also apply for a place in the Directed Studies sessions that are organized next to the courses and can lead to the awarding of the prestigious Diploma of the Academy. A merit-based scholarship program also allows around 20% of attendees to receive financial support.

All courses are subsequently published in the Academy’s famous Collected Courses series, of which there are currently 380 volumes, ranking among the most important encyclopedic publications on private international law.

  • Location : Peace Palace
  • Period : Jul 31 2017 - Aug 18 2017
  • Level : Student & Professional
  • Language : English
  • Price : € 1,100.00
  • Deadline : Closed
  • Theme : Law Peace & Justice

Responsible banking. Towards legal obligations for financial institutions?Details

T.M.C. Asser Instituut

The banking sector and financial institutions bear an incredible potential in achieving economic growth while at the same respecting human rights, reducing pollution and hazardous emissions, minimising waste and improving efficiency in the use of natural resources. Spurred by the 2015 Paris Agreement and by the operationalisation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, a broader debate over ‘sustainable finance’ has emerged among both institutional and private actors, and reflected in a host of initiatives at the national and international levels.

A consensus is growing that banks as lenders hold a degree of responsibility for the actions of their clients if the latter generate harm on the environment and on human rights. Specialised instruments like the Equator Principles, the work of the UNEP Finance Initiative, and more general standards such as the UNGP and the OECD Guidelines affirm a due diligence obligation for banks to limit the harm associated to their activities and the negative impact on human rights. At the national level, agreements like the Dutch Banking Sector Agreement on international responsible business conduct regarding human rights are a tool to consolidate corporate commitments of responsible conduct in the framework of corporate loans and project finance, and to specifically support the banking sector in preventing and mitigating negative outcomes connected to their operations.

In light of these significant developments, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut organises a roundtable that investigates the evolution, implementation and enforcement of an emerging obligation that banks exercise due diligence and ensure respect of human rights. It will reflect over the strengths and shortcomings of the current regulatory approaches and the novel governance solutions established at the Dutch level. The speakers will highlight social, economical and legal challenges and opportunities lying ahead for public and private partnerships in the transnational regulation of the financial sector.

Speakers

  • Ruben Zandvliet: Advisor Environmental, Social, and Ethical Risk & Policies at ABN Amro
  • Benjamin Thompson: Program Officer, Business and Human Rights at PAX
  • Tessel van Westen: Senior Policy Officer International CSR Unit, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Location : T.M.C. Asser Instituut, R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22 2517 JN The Hague, Netherlands
  • Period : Nov 2 2017 - Nov 2 2017
  • Level : Professional
  • Language : English
  • Price : Free
  • Deadline : Closed
  • Theme : Law Peace & Justice
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Advanced Course on International Criminal Law: Economic CrimesDetails

The Hague Academy of International Law

The Hague Academy of International Law and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies offer a unique Advanced Course on International Criminal Law. The course provides in-depth understanding, discussion and training in the theory and practice of International Criminal Law.

The course is targeted at practitioners who seek to enlarge their vision or discover a new field of practice and scholars seeking to gain expertise in the application of concepts and norms. Applicants are therefore required to have a more than basic knowledge of the field.

A different aspect of International Criminal Law is examined each year. The focus for the 2017 edition will be on economic crimes.

  • Location : Peace Palace
  • Period : Nov 20 2017 - Nov 29 2017
  • Level : Student & Professional
  • Language : English
  • Price : € 1,500.00
  • Deadline : Closed
  • Theme : Law Peace & Justice

Professor Saskia Sassen delivers Third Annual T.M.C. Asser LectureDetails

T.M.C. Asser Instituut

Each year the Asser Institute invites an internationally renowned jurist and outstanding public intellectual to take inspiration from Tobias Asser’s idea of cultivating trust and respect through law and legal institutions.

Cultivation of Trust
Mutual trust and respect are crucial to the health of any society, especially when it is a heterogeneous one; this holds regardless of whether it is the international society, the European society or the urban society of one of the rapidly growing cities across the globe. A question that Tobias Asser handed down to us is ‘how can law and legal institutions contribute to the cultivation of such necessary trust and respect?’ – a question central to the Asser Institute’s Research Agenda. The Annual T.M.C. Asser Lecture means to bring this question to different contexts and fields of law. It aspires to be a platform for constructive, critical reflection on the role of law in addressing the challenges and (potentially radical) changes of the global society in the 21st century, due to, for example, migration, globalisation and climate change.

 

Keynote speaker
Professor Saskia Sassen

We are honoured that Professor Saskia Sassen will deliver the lecture entitled:

When the Law cannot recognise Extreme Injustice even if it affects Millions
Professor Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and one of the world’s most prominent scholars on global cities, immigration, and states in the world economy. Inequality, gendering, digitisation and the implications of economic globalisation for nation-states and international law are key variables in her work. She is the author and co-editor of numerous books that have been published in over twenty languages. Her latest book is ‘Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy’ (Dutch publication by ACCO). For her work, Sassen has received various awards and honours. Most recently, she was made a Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of the Sciences of the Netherlands.

Refugees of ‘economic development’
Her lecture will deal with an emergent type of migrant not formally recognised in law: a refugee not of war, but from particular forms of “economic development” that not only cause environmental destruction, but also have expelled millions of rural smallholders from their land over the last few years. She will elaborate on the need for a new legal regime that recognises this development.

  • Location : Academy Hall of the Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 2 2517 KJ The Hague, The Netherlands

  • Period : Nov 30 2017 - Nov 30 2017
  • Level : Student & Professional
  • Language : English
  • Price : Free
  • Deadline : Closed
  • Theme : Law Peace & Justice

Winter Academy - Doing Business Right: Corporate social responsibility in transnational law and practiceDetails

T.M.C. Asser Instituut

The T.M.C. Asser Instituut is offering a new Winter Academy in the framework of its recently launched research project on Doing Business Right. The Winter Academy investigates the multiple ways through which the law encourages, steers and, at times, even mandates corporate social responsibility in our interconnected environment. As globalisation has changed the way we consume, work and live, transnational corporations impact the lives of multitudes of people across the globe. The question then becomes how to ensure that corporations do so responsibly, and particularly without disruption to livelihoods through environmental damage, labour abuse, human rights violations or threats to health and safety. 

Programme
This five-day Winter Academy provides a comprehensive overview of the legal mechanisms ensuring that multinational corporations conduct their business activities responsibly. The programme will feature renowned academics and experienced practitioners in the fields of international and European law, private law, corporate social responsibility, business and human rights. They will address the general theory underlying the many legal routes to corporate social responsibility, as well as the practical implementation of some of the most frequently employed legal mechanisms by analysis of several case studies. 

What will you gain?

  • Advanced theoretical knowledge of the various multilevel legal domains spurring corporate social responsibility;
  • Insiders’ perspectives on how numerous CSR mechanisms work in practice and at a firm level;
  • Networking opportunities with speakers coming from academia, the corporate world, international organisations, law firms, and NGOs.
  • Location : T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague
  • Period : Jan 8 2018 - Jan 12 2018
  • Level : Student & Professional
  • Language : English
  • Prices from : € 895.00
  • Deadline : Jan 8 2018
  • Theme : Law Peace & Justice
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Duke-Leiden Institute in Global and Transnational LawDetails

Leiden University

Organised in cooperation with Duke University School of Law, ranked 1st in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, The Duke-Leiden Institute in Global and Transnational Law is a one-month residential programme providing a strong foundation for those interested in international and comparative law as well as for those planning to study law in the United States. Courses are taught by lecturers from both Duke Law School and Leiden Law School and will focus on subjects such as international trade, human rights, international criminal law, comparative constitutional law and American law.

Including housing yes
Including flight no

  • Location : Leiden University, Leiden and The Hague
  • Period : Jun 18 2018 - Jul 13 2018
  • Level : Student & Professional
  • Language : English
  • Price : TBC
  • Deadline : Mar 1 2018
  • Theme : Law Peace & Justice
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Frontiers of Children’s Rights Summer SchoolDetails

Leiden University

The Frontiers of Children’s Rights Summer School takes a close look at contemporary children’s rights issues from a legal perspective, accompanied by reflections from other academic disciplines, legal systems, local perceptions and realities. Leading academics and professional experts in the field of children’s rights, international law and other relevant disciplines offer inspiring and interactive lectures, seminars and excursions.

Themes include: juvenile justice, alternative care, protection and participation of children in (armed) conflict, emerging global issues and children's rights and digital technologies.


This course offers a unique opportunity to learn from leading academics and experts in the field of children’s rights and international law. The lectures and workshops are combined with a number of educational field trips: the visit to a youth detention centre will provide you with a glimpse into the Dutch juvenile justice system, while the workshops at the Child Rights Home allows you to engage with child rights NGO's and the visit to the International Criminal Court in The Hague will introduce you to the law and practice of international criminal justice.

Price € 950,- Early bird fee before 1 March 2018 € 800,-
Including housing no
Including flight no

  • Location :
  • Period : Jul 2 2018 - Jul 6 2018
  • Level : Student & Professional
  • Language : English
  • Prices from : € 800.00
  • Deadline : May 1 2018
  • Theme : Law Peace & Justice
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International Criminal Law Summer SchoolDetails

Leiden University

Students at the International Criminal Law Summer School will be immersed in International Criminal Law during the two weeks they spend in The Hague. The programme offers a range of lectures, workshops and exercises, linking theory to practice.

The lectures, workshops and exercises will deal with all aspects of International Criminal Law, from substantive crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression) to complementarity, modes of liability, the rights of the accused and the role of victims. Participants will also explore the City of Peace and Justice and visit a number of international institutions such as the International Criminal Court.

This course offers a unique opportunity to learn from influential and well-known academics from Leiden University and practitioners from the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague. 
 

Price € 1.300,- Early bird fee before 1 March 2018 € 1.150,-
Including housing no
Including flight no

  • Location : Leiden University, The Hague
  • Period : Jul 2 2018 - Jul 13 2018
  • Level : Student & Professional
  • Language : English
  • Prices from : € 1,150.00
  • Deadline : May 1 2018
  • Theme : Law Peace & Justice
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Human Rights and Transitional Justice Summer SchoolDetails

Leiden University

The Human Rights and Transitional Justice Summer School focuses on a different theme within the field of human rights and transitional justice each year, such as   “Human Rights Fact-Finding, Evidence and International Crimes”,  “Rule of Law, Transitional Justice and Gender Politics” and “Truth-Finding, Reparations and Remedies”.  Visit our course page to learn more about this year’s theme.

Price:  € 950,-  Early bird fee before 1 March 2018 € 800,-
Including housing no
Including flight no

  • Location : Leiden University, The Hague
  • Period : Jul 9 2018 - Jul 13 2018
  • Level : Student & Professional
  • Language : English
  • Prices from : € 800.00
  • Deadline : May 1 2018
  • Theme : Law Peace & Justice
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