International Law and Policy in the Hague

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Second and third year Law students enrolled on modules relating to international law, human rights and criminal law are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 35 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


The purpose of the trip is for students to learn about the international legal order visiting the ‘International City of Peace and Justice’. Students will be able to attend an international court hearing,
learn about the history of the Hague and its role in international peace, and start to explore potential opportunities for future employment or education.

The Hague is the international legal centre for arbitration, and students will have the opportunity to observe a court hearing at the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Criminal Court, or the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In addition, students will be able to visit the Peace Palace and the impressive interactive exhibition
on war and peace.

By visiting the International Courts and the Peace Palace, students will be able to place their knowledge and understanding of the international legal order, human rights, and criminal law in a global context. This will be of benefit for students completing modules relating to international law and human rights which have an independent study component.

The core activities of the trip will include:

  • Attending a hearing at the International Court of Justice, Permanent Court of Arbitration or International Criminal Court
  • Guided tour of the Peace palace and museum (TBC)
  • Attend a briefing on the work of the International Court of Justice (TBC)
  • Presentation on the work of the International Criminal Court (TBC)
  • Seminar held by staff at the International Criminal Court (TBC)
  • Hosting and Lecture at the Hague University of the Applied Sciences

Cultural activities

In addition, students will have an opportunity to explore the cultural and historic landmarks in the Hague. There are many museums, art galleries, and shopping districts in the Hague, which
students will be able to visit as part of this opportunity. This will likely include a visit to the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery to see the world-renowned Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring)

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel.
  • Accommodation – The faculty will book accommodation for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Dutch immigration requirements. EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to the Netherlands and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Further information related to obtaining a visa can be found here.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Monday 25 February 2019
  • Return date: Saturday 2 March 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £300
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits & tours (£10), food and drink, and visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Monday 5 November 201 9am