Lawyers Program

The Lawyers for the Academy, the Peace Palace and its Library is an exclusive program for law firms and lawyers dedicated to financially supporting the work of The Hague Academy of International Law, the Carnegie Foundation – Peace Palace, and its Library.

We strongly believe that these institutions, which are places of knowledge and wisdom, are needed more than ever in today’s world, and should be strengthened and cherished by the international community of lawyers.

Contributions to our Lawyers for the Academy, the Peace Palace and its Library program will be used for the organization of key educational activities, the maintenance and development of library resources, as well as maintenance of this heritage site for the benefit of future generations, and, more specifically, the international law community as a whole.

Overview of benefits per sponsorship tier. We will regularly inform our sponsors on how their contributions have been spent.

Benefits Lawyers Program

€ 1.500

€ 5.000 

€ 10.000

€ 25.000

€ 50.000

Acknowledgement of your support on dedicated webpages on our websites and in our Annual Reports.

Invitation to attend the annual New Year’s reception at the Peace Palace.*1

Opportunity to host your own small-scale events at selected locations on the Peace Palace grounds.*2


Invitation to attend the Academy’s courses and Library events.*1


Private tour of the Peace Palace, including a visit of the Academy and the Library’s ancient and rare book collection.*3


Opportunity to be recognized with a plaque in the Peace Palace (Academy Building).


Opportunity to showcase your sponsorship status in your correspondence and on your (digital) media platforms.*4


Exclusive two-day The Hague “International City of Peace and Justice” tour.*5


Invitation to attend the Champion’s Dinner and private reception with selected VIPs at the Peace Palace.


[1] For 2 persons per year. [2] Maximum of 15 persons, subject to room availability and at additional costs. 
[3] For a maximum of 20 participants. [4] We will provide you with special logo’s. [5] At additional costs.


Tax Deductions

Donors from the Netherlands
Donors from the Netherlands are welcome to donate directly, since the Academy and the Carnegie Foundation - Peace Palace are both Dutch ANBI institutions. You will automatically benefit from tax deductions as applicable in the Netherlands. 100% of your donation will go to our program.

Donors from the United States of America
The Carnegie Foundation - Peace Palace is a member of the Netherlands America Foundation (NAF). The NAF has established a legal structure to facilitate tax-efficient cooperation in fundraising with Dutch institutions. 

The Friends Fund Program of the NAF gives U.S. donors the advantage of a U.S. income and gift tax deduction for their gifts to the Carnegie Foundation – Peace Palace. American donors can make a contribution by credit card or check, explicitly specifying that the donation is  intended “For the joint Lawyers Program”.  The NAF is a 501(c) 3 not for profit organization.

Donors from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom
Our partnership with Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) facilitates tax-efficient, practical and secure giving across all national borders in Europe. It enables donors, both corporations and individuals, resident in one of the participating countries mentioned above, to financially support our program, while benefiting directly from the tax advantages provided for in the legislation of their country of residence. TGE is in accordance with all different national legislations and attaches great importance to the service and the due diligence process. 

Making a gift to our program via TGE is extremely simple:

1)  Contact us to receive an indication of the tax deduction you can benefit from and the contact details of the TGE partner in your country of residence.

2) Make a regular domestic payment to the bank account of the TGE partner foundation in the country of your residence. Please make sure that the order of transfer mentions

  • Your own or your company’s name, if your company is the donor;
  •  The donor’s residence address (to receive the donation certificate required to benefit from the tax deduction);
  • The Carnegie Foundation (– Peace Palace) and the Laywers Program as beneficiaries;

3) Inform us when the donation has been made.

4) TGE keeps you informed throughout the procedure and carries out required formalities for tax relief. In February of the year following the donation (or sooner if requested), the TGE partner foundation in your country provides you with a tax receipt to be included in your tax return form.

5) Your gift is transferred by TGE to The Hague Academy of International Law, the Peace Palace and its Library program. 

Interested donors can either contact us directly or fill out the  form below requesting to be contacted:
Office hours: from Tuesday to Friday between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Hague time (GMT+1)
T: +31 (0)70 302 28 83 | E: 


Please also provide the international dialing code (e.g. NL: +31)

The data will be treated in accordance with the Academy’s privacy statement.