The Hague Academy of International Law

2018 Session

The 2018 External Programme will take place in Singapore from 23 to 30 November 2018. The programme is exclusively open to nationals from ASEAN member states.

Interested applicants from ASEAN countries other than Singapore (i.e. Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam) are eligible to apply as of May 1st via the website of the Academy. 

Interested Singaporean applicants should contact Ms. Eileen Lim, Deputy Manager, Developing International Law Expertise Secretariat, at the Attorney-General's Chambers. She may be reached at



Language: English.


Programme (a detailed programme will be made available here soon)

Friday, 23 November: Official Opening


Weekend, 24 and 25 November: Lectures and Group Integration Activities


Monday 26 November – Friday 30 November: Seminar-Courses (5 hours each, 1 hour per day ) and Afternoon Lectures
by Professors and Practitioners located in or near Singapore.



1 - The Articulation Between Global, Regional and Local International Trade Rules;
Freya Baetens, Professor, University of Oslo

2 - Articulation Between International Trade Law and Other International Law Rules (Investment Law, Tax Law, Monetary and Financial Law, Environmental Law);
Diane Desierto, Professor, University of Notre Dame, USA

3 - Non-Trade and Non-Investment Concerns in International Economic Dispute Settlement;
Nico Schrijver, Professor, University of Leiden

4 - Regulating the Transnational Activity of Business Entities: Actors and Processes;
Pietro Franzina, Professor, University of Ferrara

5 - Litigating International Investment Disputes;
Loretta Malintoppi, Arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers



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