The United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme is a
six-week course organized annually by the Codification Division of the United
Nations Office of Legal Affairs, under the Programme of Assistance in the
Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law,
which is one of the cornerstones of the United Nation’s efforts to promote the
rule of law. The International Law Fellowship Programme is designed to enable
qualified persons, in particular, mid-level government legal officers and young
teachers of international law from developing countries, and countries with
emerging economies, to deepen their knowledge of international law.
The Fellowship Programme consists of a six-week summer course
at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands. Fellows attend courses in
public international law at The Hague Academy of International Law and
participate in lectures and seminars organized by the Codification Division of
the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs. The courses are given in either
English or French. The 2013 Programme will be conducted in
Fellows are selected on the basis of their qualifications, the
needs of their respective countries and the potential benefits they may derive
from the fellowship in their professional life. Preference will be given to
candidates from countries whose nationals have not been awarded a fellowship in
the immediately preceding years and to candidates from least developed
The Fellowship Programme will cover the fellowship recipient’s
travel costs in economy class, medical insurance, the training material and the
registration fee for The Hague Academy of International Law. In accordance with
policies and procedures governing the administration of United Nations
fellowships, participants will receive a stipend to cover their living expenses.
Accommodation will also be provided by the Fellowship Programme.
Additional places will be made available for self-funded
participants from developed countries and employees of international
organizations who will have to bear all costs associated with their
participation (travel, accommodation, living expenses, registration fee for The
Hague Academy of International Law).