The annual course in international legal information and law is the Association's main meeting and educational event of the year. There are three main themes this year:
The broad reach of international law
The role of The Hague as the world capital of international law, and the evolution of international law
Tolerance in legal systems as demonstrated in Dutch law
This year's conference in The Hague will give participants the exciting opportunity to visit the world capital of International Law, and learn about issues being addressed in its world renowned courts, such as the ICJ, the ICC, the ICTY and the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
There will also be a focus on more controversial and topical legal themes including euthanasia and refugee policy, and a visit to Erasmus University and the port of Rotterdam will provide the setting for aspects of maritime law. Speakers will include highly regarded scholars, jurists and members of the legal community from the Netherlands.
Group visits to libraries will be available to
The Peace Palace,
the University Library at Erasmus University;
the Historical Museum of The Hague,
the Museum of the Book, and
The Library of Parliament.
| Optional Day in Delft & Leiden
The conference also offers an optional additional day in Delft and then in Leiden (see the registration form).
In Delft we will visit one of the following:
the Delft University of Technology Library,
the New Church,
or take a walk around the town.
Leiden, the 'key to discovery', was once the second most important city in the Netherlands, and home to Rembrandt, Grotius, and even Einstein, who was 'special professor'
at the University. Our visit will start off at the Universiteit Leiden,
with sessions on legal education and air law, followed by a tour of the Historic Academy Building,
the Hortus Botanicus,
the Municipal Museum of Leiden, housed in the Lakenhal.
Leiden is a short drive from The Hague, allowing delegates plenty of time to wander around this beautiful, historic university town.
The Hague is the Royal Capital of the Netherlands, located 36 miles from Amsterdam, and has been the International City of Peace for over a century. Just a tram-ride from the centre are
the North Sea beaches of Scheveningen, the most popular beaches in Holland.
Rotterdam is just 16 miles from The Hague, and has the largest port in Europe.
Please complete the Registration Form and fax it send it with payment by regular mail to:
Erasmus University Library
University Library (Building B)
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA Rotterdam
P.O. Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam
Fax: +31 (0)10 408 9052
You will receive a confirmation of your registration by e-mail.
Earlybird deadline is 30 June!
Registration closes on 15 August!
The full registration fee includes:
lunches and refreshment breaks Monday to Wednesday
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evening buffet receptions
visits to museums and other cultural events
the Annual Dinner and dance on Wednesday.
Getting there: Amsterdam - Schiphol International Airport is 50 km from The
Hague, and is serviced by most international airlines.
There is a regular fast train service (30 minutes) from Schiphol to The Hague (ticket information).
Getting around: The tramway system around The Hague is user friendly. You will be provided
with a free pass for public transportation facilities within the city of The Hague once you have registered at the Peace Palace Library.
The local currency is the euro .