Founded in 1923, the Hague Academy of International Law has for decades served as a global centre for research about and teaching of public and private international law.
Each summer the Academy organizes in its building located on the premises of the Peace Palace a six-week course at which well-recognized international law scholars present lectures and seminars in French and English on a wide range of current topics to young lawyers from throughout the world. These lectures are then published in the Academy’s prestigious Collected Courses.
The Academy also conducts a three-week summer Centre for Research aimed at in-depth research by younger academics on a selected contemporary issue under the direction of two senior scholars. In addition, the Academy has since the 1960s held courses in Africa, Latin America and Asia with a view to promoting worldwide knowledge of international law and its developments and contributing to the establishment of peace.
The publications of the Centre for Studies and Research focus on some of the most topical and complex issues in international relations. Identified problems are studied from a broad global perspective by researchers from all over the world, combining, where appropriate, expertise in public and private international law.
The Hague Academy Collected Courses Online / Recueil des cours de l’Académie de La Haye en ligne, makes nearly 100 years of scholarship of international law electronically available to students and researchers around the world. Now available in full-html, this version opens up the encyclopedic richness of the Collected Courses to its full extent by offering advanced text search options, and improved on-screen readability. At the same time, the download and print PDF functionality remains in place.
Founded in 1923, The Hague Academy of International Law is a leading center for high-level teaching and research in public and private international law. The Academy’s scientific board, the Curatorium, calls upon distinguished specialists, including academics, practitioners, diplomats, and other experts from all over the world, to deliver courses to an international audience. The courses are published in the series
Collected Courses of The Hague Academy of International Law / Recueil des cours de l’Académie de La Haye. Comprising over 400 volumes (or approximately 200.000 pages), this is the most important encyclopedic publication available on private and public international law.
Features and Benefits - New courses are added to the online edition throughout the year
- Full text search and advanced search functionality are available
- Search results are highlighted in the complete course
- Each course starts with a clickable table of contents
- Enables continuous reading from chapter to chapter
- Abstracts in English and French available for most courses
- Page numbers from printed edition are visible for citation purposes
- Clickable footnotes with mouse-over functionality
- A complete PDF for each course is available
- OpenURL functionality is included in the bibliographic references, linking directly to your preferred library catalog
- COUNTER compliant usage statistics