The Association of Attenders and Alumni
The Association of Attendees and Alumni of The Hague Academy of International Law (AAA) is an association founded on 26 July 1923. It aims at maintaining intellectual and friendly relations between the attenders and alumni of the Academy and to develop their international spirit. During the summer session excursions are organized.
National Groups and correspondents of the AAA
Within the framework of the AAA exist several (national) groups and correspondents, as well as a professional intergroup of lawyers. For more information and/or addresses, please contact the Secretariat of the AAA. There are groups/correspondents in: Africa; Germany; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; Egypt; France; Italy; Pakistan; The Netherlands; Czech Republic; Romania; United Kingdom; Switzerland; and Tunesia.
Mr. Maurice Kamga, Secretary-General
Ms. Eerke Steller, Vice Secretary-General
Mr. Nikos Lavranos, Editor in Chief Hague Yearbook
Mrs. Susan van Haeringen, Secretariat
The German group of the A.A.A. is one of the most active national sections. All German or German-speaking participants of the Academy's Summer Courses are kindly invited to join this group. No membership fee is charged for the year of first enrollment at the Hague Academy, nor for the following two years. For further information please refer to the homepage http://www.aaa-de.org/
The Carnegie Foundation is the managing authority in the Peace Palace and has a magnificent library, a rich source of legal information at the service of peace and justice. The Carnegie Foundation is the host to the international institutions in the Peace Palace, and also serves as an intermediary to the Hague Academy of International Law with its annual well known summer courses in international law.
Peace Palace Library
The Library of the Peace Palace has one of the world's largest collections in the field of international law, public and private law, and foreign national law, as well as an extensive collection on international political and diplomatic history and the history of peace movements. Also, we house the Grotius Collection, the collection on the important 17th century Dutchman Hugo de Groot, founder of the science of international law.
The web-site of the city of The Hague where you fill find a lot of information about the activities in The Hague, art, the different international institutions, etc.
Brill publishes the recueil des cours of the Academy. On their web-site you can order the books.
The Hague Academy of International Law is a member of The Hague Academic Coalition (HAC), which promotes joint research, education and public debate on peace, justice and security. The HAC brings together The Hague-based research institutes active in the fields of international relations, international law and development cooperation. Established in 2004, it promotes joint research, training and public debate in these areas. The website (in French and English) of the coalition, the Hague Justice Portal, which provides information on the activities of international tribunals and other international organizations based in The Hague. The site also offers access to an evolving database on national jurisprudence on international criminal law (DomCLIC Project) and an electronic journal in French and English: the Hague Justice Journal. The coalition organizes a conference on a different theme each year and offers regularly lectures and debates.
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) was established in 1965 following a UN General Assembly resolution "for the training of personnel, particularly from developing Member States, for administrative and operational assignments with the United Nations and the specialized agencies, both at Headquarters and in field operations, and for national service" as well as for "research and seminars on operations of the United Nations and the specialized agencies". The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is making concrete contributions to developing the capacities of tens of thousands of people around the world. Since its inception in 1965, UNITAR has built sustainable partnerships acquiring unique expertise and accumulating experience and knowledge to fulfil its mandate. These accomplishments have enabled UNITAR to respond to the growing demand from UN Member States for training for capacity development in the fields of Environment; Peace, Security and Diplomacy; and Governance.
Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs
The United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law was established by General Assembly resolution 2099 (XX) of 20 December 1965 to contribute to a better knowledge of international law "as a means for strengthening international peace and security and promoting friendly relations and co-operation among States". It is one of the cornerstones of the efforts of the United Nations to promote a better understanding of international law and the work of the United Nations in this field.
The Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs is responsible for the implementation of the Programme of Assistance. Under the Programme, the Codification Division conducts international law training programmes 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 training programmes include the annual United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme in The Hague and Regional Courses in International Law for Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean.
The six-week International Law Fellowship Programme is conducted in conjunction with the Summer Programme of The Hague Academy of International Law. 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.
The Codification Division also maintains the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law, a virtual training and research centre in international law. Prof. Yves Daudet, Secretary General of The Hague Academy of International Law, gave a lecture for the Audiovisual Library, which can be found in the "International Law" Lecture Series ("L'Académie de droit international de La Haye comme instrument de promotion du droit international", in French).