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Apply Now for the 2024 United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme(Fully-funded to the Netherlands)

Deadline: March 22, 2024

Introduction: Are you a legal professional eager to deepen your understanding of international law? Look no further! The application process for the 2024 International Law Fellowship Programme is now open. Organized by the Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, this prestigious programme offers high-quality training by prominent international law scholars and practitioners.

Objectives: The Fellowship Programme aims to provide comprehensive training on a wide range of core topics of international law. It facilitates an interactive learning environment, fostering exchanges of ideas among participants. Government officials and teachers of international law from developing countries and countries with emerging economies are particularly encouraged to apply.

Programme Details:

  • Venue: The Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands
  • Duration: July 1 to August 2, 2024
  • Language: English
  • Topics Covered:
    • Introduction to International Law
    • Treaty Law
    • International Responsibility
    • International Peace and Security
    • Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes
    • Diplomatic and Consular Law
    • International Human Rights Law
    • International Humanitarian Law
    • International Criminal Law
    • International Environmental Law
    • Law of the Sea
    • International Trade Law
    • International Investment Law

Financial Arrangements: Fellowships cover travel costs, accommodation, medical insurance, participation in the programme, training materials, and registration fees. Stipends are also provided to cover additional living expenses. Self-funded positions are available for qualified candidates.

Application Process: To apply, candidates must have a legal background with professional experience in international law. Fluency in English is required. Applications should be submitted via email to by March 22, 2024. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Brochure (English | French)
Application Form (English only)

Selection Process: Candidates are selected based on qualifications, professional duties, relevance of training, geographical distribution, and gender balance. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be contacted directly.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  • Who can apply? Government officials, academics, and professionals from intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations engaged in international law activities.
  • Can I re-apply if I was not selected in the past? Yes, a new complete application is required.
  • Is it possible to attend only part of the programme? No, attendance is mandatory for the entire duration.

Contact: For further information and inquiries, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section or contact us at

Apply now for the opportunity to enhance your expertise in international law and contribute to global cooperation and understanding!