UNOG International Law Seminar

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UNOG organized the very first International Law Seminar (ILS) in 1965, in connection with the annual session of the International Law Commission (ILC), for a duration of three weeks.The Seminar takes place on an annual basis and is designed for postgraduate students in international law, young scholars, government officials as well as young lawyers in the field of international law.

The goal is to widen their knowledge of both the work of the International Law Commission and of the codification and progressive development of international law. It also provides an opportunity for lawyers coming from different legal systems and cultures to exchange views regarding items on the agenda of the Commission.

The International Law Seminar is not intended to be an introduction to international law. Applicants must prove a sound knowledge of international law, on the basis of either their postgraduate studies or significant professional experience in the field. Twenty-five participants from the various Member States of the United Nations participate in ILS. As well as attending the meetings of ILC, participants are expected to take an active part in the discussions which follow lectures given by members of the Commission, officials of the United Nations or specialized agencies in Geneva and other speakers invited for the occasion.

Nationality Eligible: The Member States of the United Nations

Level of Study: Postgraduate

Requirement: Attach the following documents

  1. Curriculum vitae containing the following information:
  • Personal information
  • University education, degrees obtained
  • Professional experience
  • Academic working papers and main publications
  1. Letter of motivation (minimum 400 words, maximum 800 words; including justification for any request for fellowship)
  2. Two letters of recommendation duly signed and dated 2018 with specific reference to the Seminar, from official sources (i.e. university, government or member of the International Law Commission).
  3. The deadline for submission of applications has been extended to 6 April 2018. Applications received after that date will not be considered.


Please be advised that applicants must between 24 and 38 years of age


International Law Seminar Application: Fill the online application form here

Application Deadline: 6 April 2018


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