• The Hague - City of International Law

    The Netherlands

  • Academic Field(s)

    Arts and Sciences

  • Destinations

    The Hague, Amsterdam

  • Duration

    12 days

  • Accommodation

    3-star hotel in The Hague

International law affects virtually every citizen of the world in some way. Students studying this field understand the value of having an international perspective. This program allows students to gain that perspective by visiting some of the most significant organizations in the field of international law.

The Hague is home to over 150 international legal organizations including the International Court of Justice located at the Peace Palace. During the program, students will also have the opportunity to gain insights into Dutch culture and daily life.

  • DAY 1

    • Overnight flight to Amsterdam, The Netherlands (group flight can be booked separately)
  • DAY 2-5: THE HAGUE

    Stay 10 nights at a 3-star hotel in The Hague

    • Arrival at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS)
    • Check-in at the hotel and orientation session by your CEPA On-Site Coordinator
    • Guided walking tour of The Hague, during which you will learn about the exciting history of The Hague during the Middle Ages and about the city as a political and administrative center
    • Welcome dinner at a Dutch restaurant
    • Visit the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the primary judicial organ of the United Nations, to learn about its activities, history, and case law
    • Guided tour of The Hague’s Binnenhof, a square in the city center that forms the heart of the Dutch government. At the Binnenhof, the House of Representatives meets, the Prime Minister works, and the Ministers hold their weekly consultations.
    • Visit the International Criminal Court (ICC) to learn about its history, jurisdiction, and mandate
    • Free afternoon for an activity of your choice; you could visit Madurodam, a small city full of beautiful miniatures that will show you what is so special about the Netherlands, or the Mauritshuis, which displays Dutch painting from the age of Rembrandt and Vermeer
    • Visit the Peace Palace Library for a presentation of the oldest and most prestigious library specialized in international law
    • Audio-guided tour of the Peace Palace Visitor Center, which informs about the building itself as well as the institutions that are based in it, namely the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the The Hague Academy of International Law, and the Peace Palace Library

    • Round-trip train tickets to and from Amsterdam
    • Visit one of Amsterdam’s universities, e.g. the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, for a guest lecture on international criminal law
    • Admission to the Anne Frank House, a historical and biographical museum

    • Free weekend to further explore The Hague, Amsterdam, or the seaside district Scheveningen
  • DAY 9-12: THE HAGUE

    • Visit Eurojust, an agency of the EU dealing with judicial co-operation in criminal matters
    • Visit the Humanity House for a lecture on Humanitarian Law and to explore related themes in their temporary exhibitions
    • Visit the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), which was inaugurated in March 2009. Its primary mandate is to hold trials for the people accused of carrying out an attack in February 2005 that killed 22 people, including the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafik Hariri.
    • Visit the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to hear about their mission and the important work of the OPCW and the Chemical Weapons Convention
    • Free day for discussions and reflection
    • Farewell dinner at a Dutch restaurant
    • Departure from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS)
  • What’s included in this sample itinerary:

    Academic and professional excursions with special presentations • cultural excursions and field trips with local, bilingual guides • entrance fees and reservations • accommodation in a 3-star hotel (twin rooms for students; single room for the faculty) • daily breakfast • welcome and farewell dinner • local transportation by private bus as needed • public transportation passes in The Hague and Amsterdam (day 6 only) • train tickets • on-site coordinator during excursions • orientation session • free weekend in The Hague • time to study, instruct, and explore

  • Program fee starting at € 1,770 per participant based on a group size of 15
  • All program fees are calculated to include participation of one accompanying faculty or group leader.
  • Prices are based on a minimum number of 15 or 20 paying participants.
  • The actual quote for a tailored program will vary depending on different factors, for example: the actual program dates, the final participant number, the duration of the program, the visits and excursions included, as well as varying exchange rates

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