Special Short Courses on European Union Law and Comparative Law

This Summer, for the third year in a row, the Academy will organize two special short courses on European Union Law and Comparative Law, exclusively for the attendees of the Private International Law period of the 2018 Summer Courses. The lectures of the Private International Law Courses often refer to EU Law. This can be a source of difficulty for those Academy attendees who come from non-European countries or from countries where this field of law isn’t taught. To help attendees better understand the courses of the Private International Law period, the Academy has decided to offer a short ‘crash-course’ at the start of the period on the fundamentals of European Union Law. This course is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 29th, from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Mr. Peter Trooboff Awarded Manley O. Hudson Medal

Peter Trooboff, member of the Curatorium of the Academy since 1991, received the Manley O. Hudson Medal on April 5th, during the Assembly meeting of the American Society of International Law’s Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. The Manley O. Hudson Medal is awarded annually by the Society’s Executive Council to a distinguished person of American or other nationality for outstanding contributions to scholarship and achievement in international law. A traditional luncheon in honor of the medalist was organized on April 6th, following which Professor Harold Koh interviewed Mr. Trooboff about his life and his work in the field of international law in front of a room filled with family, friends and colleagues. The Curatorium of the Academy warmly congratulates Mr. Trooboff for obtaining this prestigious award.

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2017 Advanced Course on International Criminal Law

On Monday, November 20th 2017, The Academy opened the third session of its Advanced Course on International Criminal Law with a special focus on International Law and Economic Crime. After the brief welcoming speeches by Professors Jean-Marc Thouvenin, Secretary-General of the Academy, and Carsten Stahn, Professor of International Criminal Law and Global Justice at Leiden University, the opening Keynote Address was delivered by Ms. Kimberley Prost (International Criminal Court, former UN Ombudsperson to the Security Council’s Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee and ICTY ad litem Judge).

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Diploma of the 2017 Summer Courses on Public International Law

Mr. Peter Tzeng, attendee of the 2017 Summer Courses on Public International Law, has been awarded the Diploma of the Academy on Thursday, July 27th, 2017. The Diploma was awarded to him by the jury presided by the Secretary-General of the Academy, Professor Jean-Marc Thouvenin and composed of the following personalities: Professor Brown Weiss and the Directors of Studies, Professor Diane Desierto and Professor Franck Latty.

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Symposium – 8 March 2017

On the occasion of International Women's Day, as established and specifically promoted by the organization of the United Nations, the Academy held a Symposium on "Women's Human Rights and the Elimination of Discrimination on the 8th of March at its premises in The Hague. The event was generously sponsored by the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond Foundation. All speeches and presentations were delivered either in French or in English depending on the speakers’ preferences, with simultaneous interpretation provided by experienced interpreters.

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