Icon-studyHolland – the most logical option when looking for an international law programme because:

  • The Hague is called the legal capital of the World/host to many international courts: a centuries-old tradition of legal scholarship has made the Netherlands the home of the International Court of Justice; the Permanent Court of Arbitration; the Yugoslavia War Crimes Tribunal; the Special Tribunal for Lebanon; the European judicial and police organizations Eurojust and Europol; the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW); and the International Criminal Court. Dutch security policy is based primarily on membership in NATO, which the Netherlands joined as a charter member in 1949. US Claims tribunal.
  • Hugo Grotius, who laid the foundations for international law, based on natural law, was born in the Netherlands
  • Holland is the gateway to Europe (close to Belgium, Luxembourg and France with all their judicial institutions)
  • The Netherlands is one of the founding members of the European Union and has a long educational tradition in this field of Law
  • The Dutch are engaged participants in international affairs ever since Grotius. Dutch foreign policy is geared to promoting a wide variety of goals: the rule of law, human rights, and democracy. Priority is given to enhancing European integration, ensuring European security and stability (mainly through the mechanism of NATO and by emphasizing the important role the United States plays in the security of Europe), and participating in conflict management and peacekeeping missions.
  • The International Law programmes are aimed at international students
  • Dutch professors are regularly consulted abroad because of their expertise (development constitutional states)
  • Studying in Holland offers you the possibility to study subjects from a civil law perspective
  • Many international companies reside in the Netherlands. Many disputes are solved in the Netherlands