Grotius Centre Summer Schools
Circa 2016 -2017


 

For several years this site offered information about the Grotius Centre Summer Schools programs.
Content is from the site's 2016 - 2017 archived pages providing just a glimpse of the type of courses available during that time frame..

For current information about the Grotius Centre Summer Schools and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Issues go to: www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/law/institute-of-public-law/grotius-centre

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TESTIMONIALS

The combination of theoretical and practical topics, good overall structure, comprehensively covering various aspects of international arbitration

Excellent, engaging, high quality lecturers; greatly satisfied with the course

The overall organization and contents were very well planned. It was also very good to have prestigious professors

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About the Grotius Centre

The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, named after the father of public international law and one of the most illustrious alumni of Leiden Law School– Hugo Grotius – hosts scholars and students of public international law from all over the world. It has offices in Leiden and in The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice.

About Leiden University

Leiden University (founded in 1575) is one of Europe's leading international research-intensive universities. This prominent position gives our graduates an advantage when applying for positions both within and outside the academic world

Leiden, a True Student City

Leiden, with its 116,000 inhabitants, is a medium-sized city that provides an attractive living environment. The city is just 15 km from the North Sea coast, and is favourably located for easy access to such major cities as The Hague, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht.

Street scene
The presence of thousands of students and staff has a major impact on the street scene, cultural life and economic diversity. These are what make Leiden a true university city. There are many opportunities for students and staff to get together: during lectures, at the student associations or sports centre, or on the streets and in cafés.

University buildings
Leiden does not have a campus where all the university buildings and activities are concentrated. The University’s premises permeate the city.The historic city centre lives and breathes the University: the Academy Building – the oldest and most defining of the University’s premises – the Observatory and the Gravensteen all form an integral part of the city’s architecture. The University’s new buildings, such as the Faculty of Medicine’s new teaching and research complex, also play a part in the city’s architecture. Some of the historic buildings, such as Plexus Student Centre – a former workshop -, have been renovated. The Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory, where Nobel Prize winner Heike Kamerlingh Onnes carried out his pioneering research, is now home to the Leiden Law School.

All these buildings are within walking distance of the Academy Building, the historic heart of the University. The entrance to the Academy Building also gives access to the centuries-old Hortus Botanicus, a centre for botanical research and a much-loved green oasis within the city centre.

Leiden, museum city
No other city in the Netherlands has as many museums as Leiden. Major museums such as the National Museum of Antiquities, Naturalis and the National Museum of Ethnicity, but also smaller ones such as SieboldHuis, the Lakenhal and the Prentenkabinet, can all be found close to the city centre. Many of the museum collections originated in the University; without the University, Leiden’s museums would not have come into being.

The Hague, International City of Peace and Justice

‘Legal capital of the world.’ It was no one other than the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who uttered these words to describe the unique position of The Hague. The Hague’s current role as host to international organisations and the international community is part of a tradition dating back more than 750 years. Read more about The Hague’s history as the City of Peace and Justice.

 

EVENTS

 

Frontiers of Children's Rights in the ASEAN Region

Depok & Jakarta, 23 – 27 January 2017

International Children’s Rights are still a relatively new concept, with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) entering into force only 25 years ago. Although the CRC is an instrument of international law and children’s rights should in principle be universal, many of the countries that ratified the CRC submitted certain reservations.

International Criminal Law: From Theory to Practice

From Theory to Practice

The Hague, 26 June – 7 July 2017

The 15th session of the Leiden University Summer School on International Criminal Law will be held in The Hague from the 26th of June to the 7th of July 2017. This summer school combines its unique location in The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice, with the academic expertise of the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies. It enables students and professionals from all over the world to engage in discussions on the prospects and challenges of international criminal justice.

 

International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice

The Hague, 10-15 July 2017 

This summer the Grotius Centre will host the second edition of the International Humanitarian Law Summer School. The course is designed by the Grotius Centre Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law and is organized in close cooperation with the Netherlands Red Cross.

This unique programme, which brings together students and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, experience and perspectives, aims to give a broad overview of the laws of armed conflict, and offers a range of opportunities to test the acquisition of knowledge through interactive exercises, including an exciting paintball simulation game at the end of the week.

Human Rights and Transitional Justice

The Hague, 10 – 14 July 2017

The Human Rights and Transitional Justice Summer School focuses on a different theme within the field of human rights and transitional justice each year. Past themes included Truth, Justice and Rule of Law Reform (2012), Human Rights Fact-Finding, Evidence and International Crimes (2013), Regional Responses to Conflict (2014), Justice, Reparations and Development (2015) and Rule of Law, Transitional Justice and Gender Politics (2016)

Frontiers of International Children's Rights

Leiden and The Hague, 3 – 7 July 2017

Frontiers of Children’s Rights provides a comprehensive children’s rights course, which takes a close look at contemporary children’s rights issues from a legal perspective accompanied by reflections from other academic disciplines, legal systems, local perceptions and realities. Leading academic and professional experts in the field of children’s rights, international law and other relevant disciplines offer inspiring and interactive lectures, seminars and excursions in and around Leiden Law School. The classes will be taught in the beautiful premises of the renovated Leiden Observatory. On Friday the participants will visit the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Classes will be taught at the Campus The Hague premises that day. The week will be concluded with a dinner party at the The Hague beach.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Law

31 July – 4 August 2017

This second edition of the summer school on key international law aspects of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) will be held in The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice. Students will also visit Amsterdam, where Amsterdam Gay Pride will take place that week.
The programme will focus on the emergence of SOGI issues in different areas of international law, such as human rights law, refugee law and international criminal law. Special attention will be given to important test-cases that have helped to achieve some international protection against homophobia and transphobia.

 

International Arbitration Training Course

The Hague, 21 – 25 August 2017 (tbc)

The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University and the Permanent Court of Arbitration are pleased to launch an International Arbitration Training Course in cooperation with the Department of Civil Law of the Leiden Law School. This course focuses on the theory and practice of international arbitration as a distinct field of the law and field of legal practice. The course covers as a consequence international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration and inter-State arbitration. Besides offering a general course on the principles and practice of international arbitration, the programme will also contain several thematic courses focusing on certain aspects of international arbitration, such as recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards and institutional arbitration, as well as area-specific courses such as the arbitration of disputes in the financial sector, in the area of intellectual property rights or international sports arbitration.

Advanced International Criminal Law

The Hague, 26 June – 7 July 2017

The 15th session of the Leiden University Summer School on International Criminal Law will be held in The Hague from the 26th of June to the 7th of July 2017. This summer school combines its unique location in The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice, with the academic expertise of the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies. It enables students and professionals from all over the world to engage in discussions on the prospects and challenges of international criminal justice.

 

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Upcoming Events

23 Jan, 17
Frontiers of Children’s Rights in the ASEAN Region
 Monday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm UPCOMING
 Beji, Depok City, West Java 16424, Indonesia
 
26 Jun, 17
International Criminal Law: From Theory to Practice
 Monday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm UPCOMING
 Turfmarkt 99, 2511 DV, Den Haag, Nederland
 
03 Jul, 17
Frontiers of Children’s Rights
 Monday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm UPCOMING
 Sterrenwachtlaan, 2311 Leiden, Nederland
 
09 Jul, 17
International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice
 Sunday, 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm UPCOMING
 Turfmarkt 99, 2511DV, The Hague, The Netherlands
 
10 Jul, 17
Human Rights and Transitional Justice: Truth-Finding, Remedies and Reparations
 Monday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm UPCOMING
 Turfmarkt 99, 2511 DV, Den Haag, The Netherlands
 
31 Jul, 17
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Law: Progress, Consolidation, Stagnation
 Monday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm UPCOMING
 Turfmarkt 99, 2511 DV, Den Haag,The Netherlands
 
21 Aug, 17
International Arbitration Training Course
 Monday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm UPCOMING
 Palais de la Paix, Carnegieplein 2, 2517 KJ Den Haag, Pays-Bas

 

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Frontiers of Children’s Rights in the ASEAN Region

Depok & Jakarta, 23 – 27 January 2017
Join Leiden-Asia Year 2017, putting Leiden firmly on the international map as one of the world’s leading knowledge hubs on Asia

International Children’s Rights are still a relatively new concept, with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) entering into force only 25 years ago. Although the CRC is an instrument of international law and children’s rights should in principle be universal, many of the countries that ratified the CRC submitted certain reservations. In order to minimize problems of unequal treatment or discrimination caused by these reservations, it is advisable to look at implementation, impact and effect of the CRC at a regional level, in addition to the international and national level. Especially now, with growing mobility and migration, also by minors and young people, a regional approach improving harmonization and uniformity, will be beneficial. This regional edition of the Leiden Summer School Frontiers of Children’s Rights, organized with the Faculty of Law of the University of Indonesia and the Human Rights Center of Ateneo de Manila University, enables participants to engage with international children’s rights and topical regional issues affecting children, families and communities.

Programme

Frontiers of Children’s Rights provides a comprehensive children’s rights course, which takes a close look at contemporary children’s rights issues from a legal perspective accompanied by reflections from other academic disciplines, legal systems, local perceptions and realities. Leading academic and professional experts in the field of children’s rights, international law and other relevant disciplines offer inspiring and interactive lectures, seminars and workshops. Themes taught include issues of children in relation to justice, global issues, family care and digital realities.

DRAFT COURSE SCHEDULE  (subject to change, last updated on 17 January 2017)

Monday 23 January Venue: Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia, Depok Campus

09.30 – 10.00  Registration
10.00 – 10.30  Opening session
Prof. Ton Liefaard, UNICEF Chair in Children’s Rights, Leiden Law School
Prof. Topo Santoso, Dean, Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia
Khofifah Indar Parawansa, Minister of Social Affairs, Indonesia
Ray Paolo Santiago, Executive Director, Ateneo Human Rights Center, Philippines

10.30 – 10.45  Introduction of participants     
10.45 – 11.00  Break
11.00 – 12.30  International Children’s Rights: Achievements and Challenges – A Global Perspective
Prof. Jaap Doek, Former Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Emeritus Professor of Family and Juvenile Law, VU University and Guest Lecturer, Leiden Law School

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

Regional Models for Children’s Rights Implementation and Monitoring
14.00-14.30 Africa
Prof. Julia Sloth-Nielsen, Professor of Children’s Rights in the Developing World, Leiden Law School
14.30-15.00 Europe
Prof. Ton Liefaard, UNICEF Chair in Children’s Rights, Leiden Law School
15.00-15.30 Asia-Pacific
James McDougall, Child Rights Advocate, Australia (by teleconference, contribution to be confirmed)

15.30-16.30 Regional cooperation within ASEAN – potential and challenges
Prof. Sriprapha Petcharamensee,Chair, Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand and Co-Chair, Working for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism

16.30 – 17.00 Discussion
17.30   Welcome Reception

Tuesday 24 January Venue: Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia, Depok Campus

09.00 – 10.30  Children in Alternative Care
Tri Lestari Dewi Saraswati, Advocacy Expert, SOS Children’s Village, Indonesia
Angela Sri Untari, Quality Assurance Program Development, SOS Children’s Villages Indonesia
11.00 – 12.30  Workshop: Advocating the Rights of the Child: the Role of CSO’s in the Field – Part I

Prof. Sriprapha Petcharamensee,Chair, Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand and Co-Chair, Working for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism
Grace Agcoaili, Regional Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF Regional Office for East Asia and the Pacific
Ray Paolo Santiago, Executive Director, Ateneo Human Rights Center

Facilitator: Klarise Estorninos, Child Rights Desk Director, Ateneo Human Rights Center

12.30 – 14.00  Lunch

14.00 – 16.00 Workshop: Advocating the Rights of the Child: the Role of CSO’s in the Field – Part II
16.00 – 17.00  Break
17.00 – 19.00  Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting: Meeting the Rights Perspectives vs Socio-Cultural Norms – in partnership with Rutgers WPF Indonesia

Dr. Sarah Spronk – van der Meer, Netherlands Embassy in Indonesia
Dr. Emi Nurjasmi, M.Kes, Indonesian Midwives Association

Dr. H.M. Asrorun Ni’am Sholeh, MA, Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesian Child Protection Commission
Prof. Julia Sloth-Nielsen, Professor of Children’s Rights in the Developing World, Leiden Law School

Moderator: Dr. Mia Siscawati, Head of Gender Studies Graduate Program, School of Strategic and Global Studies, Universitas Indonesia

Wednesday 25 January – in partnership with the Asian-Pacific Council for Juvenile Justice
Venue: Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia, Depok Campus

09.00 – 10.30  Juvenile Justice: from Theory to Practice
Prof. Jaap Doek, Former Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Emeritus Professor of Family and Juvenile Law, VU University and Guest Lecturer, Leiden Law School
Prof. Ton Liefaard, UNICEF Chair In Children’s Rights, Leiden Law School

11.00 – 12.30  The Current Status of Juvenile Justice in ASEAN Member States
Aisay Yuliani, Programme Officer, Raoul Wallenberg Institute

12.30 – 13.30  Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 Restorative Justice
Dr. Razwana Begum, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Singapore
15.30 – 16.30 Immigration and Children in the Justice system 
Vivienne Chew, Regional Coordinator Asia Pacific, International Detention Coalition, Malaysia
16.30 – 17.30 The Plight of Rohingya Children in the ASEAN
Tulika Bansal, Senior Human Rights Advisor and Lecturer in Human Rights and Business, Leiden Law School

Thursday 26 January Venue: Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia, Depok Campus

09.00 – 12.00  Children’s Rights, Migration and Trafficking
Ms. Jean Enriquez, Executive Director of Coalition Against Trafficking in Women – Asia-Pacific (CATWAP)
Prof. Dr. Sulistyowati Irianto, Professor of Legal Anthropology at the Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia

12.00 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 Child Labour
Francesco d’Ovidio, Director, International Labour Organization Office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste
Moderator: Dr. Surya Tjandra, Professor of Labour Law, Atma Jaya Catholic University, Jakarta   
15.30 – 17.00  Children’s Rights and Business Principles
Tulika Bansal, Senior Human Rights Advisor and Lecturer in Human Rights and Business, Leiden Law School
Moderator: Dr. Surya Tjandra, Professor of Labour Law, Atma Jaya Catholic University, Jakarta   
19.00 – Transfer to Jakarta

Friday 27 January Venue: Le Meridien Hotel, Jakarta

09.00 – 12.00  UNICEF Panel: Children’s Rights & Sustainable Development Goals, Violence Against Children and Child poverty and Social Protection
Lauren Rumbl, MPhil, Deputy Representative, UNICEF Indonesia
Pia Fagerstrom, Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF Indonesia
Amanda Bissex, Chief of Social Protection, UNICEF Indonesia

12.00 -14.00 Lunch

15.00 – 17.00  Closing lecture  Venue: Erasmushuis, Jakarta
Dr. Seree Nonthasoot, ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (Thai representative)
17.00 – 18.00  Closure and Certificate ceremony
18.00   Farewell Dinner hosted by the Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta

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International Arbitration Training Course

August 21, 2017 From 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Palais de la Paix, Carnegieplein 2, 2517 KJ Den Haag, Pays-Bas

The Hague, 21 – 25 August 2017 (tbc)

The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University and the Permanent Court of Arbitration are pleased to launch an International Arbitration Training Course in cooperation with the Department of Civil Law of the Leiden Law School. This course focuses on the theory and practice of international arbitration as a distinct field of the law and field of legal practice. The course covers as a consequence international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration and inter-State arbitration. Besides offering a general course on the principles and practice of international arbitration, the programme will also contain several thematic courses focusing on certain aspects of international arbitration, such as recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards and institutional arbitration, as well as area-specific courses such as the arbitration of disputes in the financial sector, in the area of intellectual property rights or international sports arbitration.

Draft Programme International Arbitration Training Course 2017

Monday 21 August

09.00-10.30 Opening Session & Introduction
11.00-12.30 Types of Arbitration: Institutional, Regulatory and Ad Hoc; Commercial and Treaty based Investment Arbitrations
12.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 Agreement to Arbitrate and other Arbitration Agreements
17.00-18.00 Welcome Reception

Tuesday 22 August

9.00-10.30 Constitution of Arbitral Tribunal, Disclosure and Challenge
11.00-12.30 Competence of Arbitral Tribunal, Seat of Arbitration, Arbitral Procedure in general
12.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 Orders and Interim Measures, other Procedural Complications
16.00-17.30 Evidence

Wednesday 23 August

9.00-10.30 The Arbitral Award (incl. Correction, Interpretation and Additional Award)
11.00-12.30 UNCITRAL Arbitration (Commercial and MIT/BIT based)
12.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 The Permanent Court of Arbitration
16.00-17.30 Visit of the Permanent Court of Arbitration


Thursday 24 August

9.00-10.30 Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral awards
11.00-12.30 Recourse (Appeal, Setting aside, Remission), Recourse and Enforcement
12.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 Investment Treaty Arbitration
16.00-17.30 Investment Treaty Arbitration

Friday 25 August

9.00-10.30 Interstate Arbitration
11.00-12.30 Interstate Arbitration
12.30-14.00 Lunch
16.00-17.30 Farewell reception

Speakers

The course is coordinated by Prof. Eric De Brabandere, Prof. Henk Snijders and Brooks W. Daly.

Prof. Dr. Eric De Brabandere is Chair International Dispute Settlement at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies in The Hague. He is also Attorney-at-Law at the Brussels Bar practicing in international law and arbitration, Editor-in-Chief of the Leiden Journal of International Law, Visiting Professor of international investment law at the University of Trento in Italy, a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of World Investment & Trade, the Revue belge de droit international (Belgian Review of International Law), and the Martinus Nijhoff Investment Law Book Series.

Prof. Henk Snijders is an honorary professor of Civil Law and Civil Procedure at Leiden University. He was a full professor of Private Law from 1992 till August 2016 at this university. He is the Dutch representative in the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (Working Group II on Arbitration and Conciliation), Arbitrator (NAI, ICC, Cepina, UNCITRAL and ad hoc), Chairman of the Advisory and Supervisory Board of the NAI (the Netherlands Arbitration Institute), Deputy judge in the Civil Division of the District Court in The Hague, Deputy judge in the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal in Arnhem, Chairman of the board of the Institute of Anglo-American Law and Member of the Advisory council of the Institute of European and Comparative Law in Oxford. His publications focus on Property Law, Contract Law and Civil Procedure, including subjects on the border of Civil Law and Civil Procedure, such as Legal Decision Making and Arbitration.

As Deputy Secretary-General at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), Mr. Daly has primary responsibility for the legal affairs of an intergovernmental organization with 121 member states devoted to the peaceful settlement of international disputes through arbitration. His responsibilities include advising lawyers and arbitrators participating in international arbitration under PCA auspices on a variety of matters relating to arbitral procedure and international dispute resolution generally. He speaks frequently on international arbitration topics and lectures at Leiden University School of Law. Prior to joining the PCA, Mr. Daly acted as Counsel at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration in Paris, France. He is a member of the California Bar and practiced with the firms of Latham & Watkins (Los Angeles) and Hale & Dorr (London) before joining the ICC.

Guest Lecturers in the 2016 edition

Prof. Dr. Gerard Meijer, Professor of Arbitration & Dispute Resolution at the Erasmus University, Partner at NautaDutilh law firm and Secretary-General at P.R.I.M.E Finance
Prof. Filip de Ly, Professor of International Private Law and Private Comparative Law, Erasmus University
Mr. Max van Leyenhorst, attorney-at-law at Legaltree, specialized in commercial dispute resolution, both in national and international arbitration and in litigation
Ms. Louise Reilly, Barrister specialized in sports law, regulatory work and international arbitration; Visiting Professor at Western Law School in London, Ontario and Special Reporter for the Journal of International Arbitration
Ms. Rocio Digon, Counsel, International Chamber of Commerce – SICANA, Inc.®

The Hague Arbitration Lecture
Marnix Leijten, Lawyer at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, specialized in complex commercial litigation and national and international arbitration, Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris

 

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