Training course on the international courts and tribunals in The Hague for Saudi Arabian Diplomats (2014)




12 Mai - 16 Mai 2014

Durée de l'évènement:

5 jours


The Hague, Netherlands


Peace Security and Diplomacy, Multilateral Diplomacy



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+41 22 917 86 77

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Priv et sur invitation   Face-to-Face    Arabe Anglais   open to register/apply

Private events - by invitation only are reserved for a pre-determined group of participants.



During the last 50 years, the relevance of public international law in the international arena has steadily grown. In recent years the number of international courts that have been created also increased resulting in the fragmentation of international law, both procedural and substantial. The growing importance of the international judicial system implies that it is indispensable for senior-level government officers working in the areas of international law and international justice to fully familiarize themselves with the work of the existing international judicial institutions. This study visit will explore the existing international courts and tribunals and address both institutional and procedural aspects as well as a number of theoretical and practical issues relating to their creation, structure, functioning, jurisdiction and competence.

But(s) de l'évènement

The overall objective of this training course is to familiarize participants with the international courts and tribunals in The Hague.

By the end of the training course, participants should be able to:
  • Identify the peculiarity of and the differences among the existing international courts and tribunals
  • Understand the structure and functioning of the different courts and tribunals
  • Develop an understanding of the arbitral tribunals, litigation and dispute settlements systems and mechanisms

Contenu et structure

On the first day of the training course, participants will receive an introduction to international law. During the five days in The Hague, participants will be familiarized with the different existing international courts and tribunals from the list below as well as with the EU agency Eurojust. A number of practical issues relating to their creation, structure, functioning, jurisdiction, and competence will be addressed as well as institutional and procedural aspects:

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
The International Court of Justice 
The Permanent Court of Arbitration
The International Criminal Court
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon


The training course is designed to be highly interactive and participatory. Training methods include concept learning (lectures, presentations), experience sharing and exposure to real world problems diplomats are confronted with. The training course includes visits to different courts, tribunals and an EU agency where participants can learn more about the institution and have the opportunity to meet and exchange experiences with members of the institution.

Public visé

This training is aimed at diplomats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.