The Academy is recognized by the Dutch Tax Administration as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO or Algemeen Nut Beogende InstellingANBI – in Dutch). 

RSIN (Legal Entities and Partnerships Identification Number) : 002870277


The mission of The Hague Academy of International Law is laid down as follows in Article 2 of its Statutes : The Foundation constitutes a centre for the advanced study of and research on international public and private law and related sciences, with the aim of promoting in-depth scientific research on issues relating to international legal relationships by conducting educational and research activities and any other activity that could contribute towards achieving this objective. Through this aim, the organisation seeks to serve the public interest.

The Hague Academy of International Law has a non-profit goal, as evidenced in Article 1§4 of its Statutes and by its activities carried out in practice. It does not seek to make a profit for the sake of the profit itself. Profits made within the framework of its activities are in fact entirely devoted to the fulfillment of its mission.


The Hague Academy of International Law carries out the following activities: the organisation of courses and research activities in the field of international law and the publication of manuscripts dealing with issues of international law. It thus contributes to the achievement of the objective set out in Article 2 of its Statutes.

The Hague Academy of International Law raises funds to fulfill its mission in the following ways:

  • course registration fees;
  • the sale of publications;
  • grants and scholarships from third parties, donations, legacies and other gifts;
  • proceeds from the Academy’s capital.

The revenues are used to cover the organisational expenses of the foundation’s loss-making activities. The foundation retains no more assets than is reasonably necessary to ensure the continuity of its planned activities with the aim of fulfilling its mission. The foundation uses the revenues earned in accordance with its mission, to primarily carry out the following activities:

  • Winter Courses on International Law
  • Summer Courses on Public International Law
  • Summer Courses on Private International Law
  • Centre for Studies and Research
  • External Programme abroad and programmes on demand
  • Any other scientific activity related to international law

In accordance with Article 5 of the Statutes and with the nature of its activities, no (legal) person has a decisive role within the foundation. Thus, no (legal) person  has the right to use the foundation’s assets as if they were his, her or its own.


In accordance with Article 5§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 scale levels laid down in National Regulation BBRA 1984.

The Hague Academy of International Law benefits from the services of the Carnegie Foundation, which are provided to it on the basis of a mutually agreed upon contract.

The annual accounts of The Hague Academy of International Law are adopted by the Board and accompanied by an audit report from Ernst & Young.


Mr. J.P.H. Donner (Chairman), Mr. D.C. van Wassenaer (Treasurer), Dr. E.M. Wesseling-van Gent, Mr. L.W.L. de Bruijn, Dr. M. Steenhuis, Mr. H.H. Siblesz.

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