The Hague Academy of International Law

About the Publications

The Academy publishes the following books, which are distributed by Brill Publishers


The Collected Courses and the Pocketbooks Series

Since 1923, all the courses given at the Academy are in principle published in English or French in the Collected Courses of The Hague Academy of International Law. Up until 2016 375 volumes of Collected Courses have been published. In addition to the printed version, the complete collection also exists in electronic format. Since 2008, certain courses published in the Collected Courses series have also individually been published as pocketbooks and as e-books at a lower price, with the aim of making them accessible to a wider public and, in particular, to students.



This series contains updated and republished versions of specific courses previously published in the Collected Courses.


The Work of the Centre for Studies and Research

Since 2000, the work of the Centre has been published in a collection that includes both the reports of the two Directors and the best papers that have been written under their direction by the young research students. These papers are presented in accordance with the scientific logic of the general outline that has guided the work, and thus provide a logically ordered series of studies on the overall subject.



These bring together a small group of specialists on the subject being studied. Their main interest, in addition to bringing together academics, diplomats and practitioners who have a common interest and competency in a particular area, is that they result in a scientific publication, in the collection of « Colloquia of the Academy ». They have covered very varied topics.


Special Editions

This collection contains a variety of publications on different themes of International Law as well as English or French translations of courses previously published in the Collected Courses in one of the two languages.

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