The Hague Academy of International Law 2021 Online Winter Courses


Registration for the 2021 Online Winter Courses will open on October 8th, 2020 at 0:00 hrs. The Hague Time (GMT +1).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for the first time in the Academy’s almost century-old history, a session of courses will be held exclusively online, that of winter 2021. The programme of the Winter Courses will take place as originally scheduled, from 11 to 29 January 2021. The Academy will offer registered attendees the opportunity to follow the courses in webinar format through the Zoom software application.


Inaugural Lecture: A House of Many Rooms: The Rise, Fall and Rise Again of Territorial Sovereignty? Malcolm N. SHAW QC, Emeritus Sir Robert Jennings Professor at the University of Leicester

General Course (delivered French, simultaneously interpreted into English): International Law and Normative Polycentrism, Maurice KAMTO, Honorary Professor at the University of Yaoundé II

International Law-Making for the Environment, Alan BOYLE Emeritus Professor at the University of Edinburgh

Evidence in International Adjudication, Chester BROWN, Professor at the University of Sydney Law School

The Emergence of Food Sovereignty in International Law (delivered French, simultaneously interpreted into English), Olivier DE SCHUTTER, Professor at the Université catholique de Louvain and Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

The Protection of Religious Cultural Property in Public and Private International Law (delivered French, simultaneously interpreted into English), José Angelo ESTRELLA FARIA, Principal Legal Officer and Head of the Legislative Branch, in the International Trade Law Division, UN Office of Legal Affairs

Civil War and the Transformation of International Law, Anne ORFORD, Professor at the University of Melbourne

The Regulation of the Internet, Inger ÖSTERDAHL, Professor at the University of Uppsala

Relationships Between International Criminal Law and Other Branches of International Law, William SCHABAS, Professor at Middlesex University London and at Leiden University

The programme can be downloaded here.

Further information on registration is here.

Highly recommended!