19 December 2013

The Hague Academy of International Law - Centre for Studies and Research
The Rights of Women and Elimination of Discrimination
18 August - 5 September 2014, Peace Palace, The Hague (The Netherlands)
Deadline for application: 15 March 2014

The Centre is designed to bring together young international lawyers of a high standard from all over the world, to undertake original research on a common general theme which is determined each year by the Academy. The research work undertaken at the Centre may be included in a collective work published by the Academy.

The topic of 2014 is 'The Rights of Women and Elimination of Discrimination'. The topic is broad in order to bring together scholars specialising in either Public International Law or Private International Law, or both. The aim is to cover both theoretical and practical aspects, with regard to a variety of situations and contexts. Considering that the contributions are to be published later on in the form of a Centre book, the candidates are expected to be able to write fluently in either French or English.

How to apply
Students who wish to apply for the Centre must imperatively upload the following documents:
• A curriculum vitae with, if applicable, a list of publications.
• A copy of all law diplomas, translated into one of the two languages of the Academy (English or French).
• Indication of the number of hours of international law courses attended, together with the results and marks obtained.
• A short letter giving reasons for the application (1-2 pages).
• A recommendation letter from a professor of International Law.

All documents should be in PDF format.
How to send the references
Candidates must give the name of their referee in their application form. Letters received by the Academy will be matched with the name on the form; letters with a different name will not be considered. References can be written in English or French. In their letter, the international law professor who acts as a referee must indicate his or her full title, name, university/company and email address. References should be signed and sent as PDF files. Referees should send their recommendation letter as an attachment by email directly and personally to m.legerman@hagueacademy.nl. Please do not ask your referee to send a hard copy.

All documents must have been received by the Secretariat by 15 March 2014, 0:00 hrs The Hague time (GMT+1) at the latest. Incomplete files will not be considered.

The selection of the candidates will be carried out jointly by the Secretary General of the Academy and the two Directors of Studies. The candidates will be informed about the final selection in early April 2014.

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