The objective of The Hague Academy of International Law is laid down in Article 2 of its statutes as follows: the foundation forms the centre for the advanced study of and research into international public and private law and related sciences, with the aim of promoting in-depth academic research into issues relating to international legal relationships by conducting educational and research activities and any other activity that could contribute towards achieving this objective. Through its objective, the institute seeks to serve the public interest.
The Hague Academy of International Law has a non-profit motive, as shown by Article 1, paragraph 4 and by its actual activities. It does not seek to make a profit for the sake of the profit itself. This is clear from the fact that the foundation uses income from its activities for the good of its objective.
The Hague Academy of International Law carries out the following activities: the organisation of courses in the field of international law, research activities and the publication of manuscripts. Through these activities, the foundation contributes towards the fulfilment of its objective, as stated in Article 2 of its statutes.
The Hague Academy of International Law raises funds to carry out its mission from:
- the registration fees for the courses;
- the sale of publications;
- grants and scholarships from third parties, donations, legacies, and other gifts;
- proceeds from the Academy’s capital.
The revenues serve to cover the organisational expenses of the foundation’s loss-making activities. The foundation retains no more assets than is reasonably necessary for the continuity of its planned activities for the purpose of fulfilling its objective. The foundation spends the revenues its receives in accordance with its objective primarily on the following activities:
- Public International Law Courses
- Private International Law Courses
- International Criminal Law Courses
- Centre of Research
- Any other Courses of International Law
- Annual external programme abroad
- Any other scientific activity related to International Law
In accordance with Article 5 of the statutes and with the actual activities of the foundation, there is no single person or legal person who has a decisive role within the foundation. This means that no single person or legal person has the right to use the foundation’s assets as if they were his or her own.
In accordance with Article 5, paragraph 6, of the statutes, the members of the board receive no remuneration for their work. Expenses incurred in exercising their duties as board members are reimbursed, provided they are not excessive.
The remuneration policy is designed to pay staff according to standards that are socially acceptable and responsible, and in keeping with the foundation’s status as a public benefit organisation (anbi). The foundation adheres to the remuneration levels in National Regulations BBRA 1984.
The foundation is administered by the Carnegie Foundation. The services carried out by the Carnegie Foundation are laid down in an agreement on joint account.
The annual accounts of The Hague Academy of International Law are adopted every year by the board and appended with an audit report by Ernst & Young.
The foundation meets its publication obligations through the www.hagueacademy.nl website
Dr B.R. Bot (chair), D.C. van Wassenaer (treasurer), Dr E.M. Wesseling-van Gent, F. Majoor, L.W.L. de Bruijn, Dr M. Steenhuis, J.J.J. van Lanschot.
Profit and loss 2017 (x € 1.000)
|Budget 2017||Actual 2017||Actual 2016|
|1. INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC / PRIVATE LAW COURSE||249||313||278|
|2. CENTRE FOR STUDIES AND RESEARCH||45||51||30|
|3. EU-COMPERATIVE LAW||0||4||5|
|4. EXTERNAL PROGRAMME (cancelled in 2016)||112||67||3|
|5. INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW||-||28||0|
|RESULT FROM ACTIVITIES||92||228||250|
|6. GENERAL ALLOCATION||626||457||479|
|TOTAL HAGUE ACADEMY ACTIVITIES / GENERAL COSTS||534||228||229|
|7. COUNTRY CONTRIBUTIONS||150||183||178|
|8. CONTRIBUTION COLLECTED COURSES||384||45||51|
|HAGUE ACADEMY RESULT||0||0||-|