Participants

Reykjavík University

RU's School of Law offers ambitious and modern programmes at undergraduate and graduate levels with the aim of graduating outstanding lawyers who are cap-able of becoming leaders in their fields. The three-year BA-degree programme consists of a mix of lectures, seminars and case-studies, as well as discussion groups. Upon graduation, students have the option to pursue further study towards a Master of Law (ML) degree at RU, which takes two years. Research is an integral part of the School of Law, which now operates three research institutes.

Through the undergraduate programme, students will acquire a broad theoretic-al foundation in the main subjects of law. A large emphasis is also placed on the practical application of legal theory through the study of cases and practical project work.

Flexibility and personal choices characterise the graduate programme, which offers a wide range of options of specialisation as well as the possibility to combine law with other fields of study. The structure of the Masters programme consists mostly of independent work under the instruction of RU's professors, with a strong emphasis on research and project work.

University of Amsterdam

The Faculty of Law of the Universiteit van Amsterdam is one of the largest faculties in the Netherlands, offering a wide variety of courses and enjoying a strong international orientation. The Faculty of Law collaborates with other law schools in the Netherlands and incorporates such fields as economics, psychology, sociology and even health care with the study of law. The Faculty offers three bachelors programmes and eight masters (LL.M.) programmes. Research undertaken at the Faculty falls under five research institutes specialising in: International Law, Private Law, Environmental Law, Labour Law and Information Law. The research on international law is carried out at the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL), which comprises over 50 researchers specialising in general public international law, EU law, international criminal law, the law of international organisations, international tax law, international aspects of constitutional law and jurisprudence. By breaking down traditional barriers between international legal disciplines, as well as between international and national law, ACIL seeks to build new perspectives on international legal governance

Hebrew University

The Law Faculty at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem is the oldest and most prestigious law faculty in the country, responsible for the education of most Supreme Court judges, and the legal elite in Israel. The law faculty places a particular emphasis on excellence in the field of international law – a decision grounded in the long tradition of excellence of the faculty in this field and the increased academic cooperation between the law faculty and other academic institutions outside Israel: It offers an LL.M. degree in international law, accommodates a large number of PhD students writing dissertations on international law topics, operates an international law Forum - a unique discussion and research group in the field of international law that meets on a bi-weekly basis and conducts international law research projects (e.g., at present, it runs a project on treaty making powers of parliaments in and outside Israel). Certainly, the proposed project fits well within these existing activities and will enjoy the support of the international law faculty that will play a supportive role in the project.

University College London

The Centre for International Courts and Tribunals is based in the Department of Law at UCL. The Centre is part of the Project on International Courts and Tribunals, and has been established at UCL since 2002.  It undertakes a range of research, training and teaching activities.  The Centre is directed by Professor Philippe Sands QC. It currently holds a major research grant from a UK research council for a project on the nomination and appointment of judges to international courts.

The Department of Laws at University College London (UCL) is recognised

as one of the top research departments of law in the United Kingdom, receiving the top ranking in the UK's last Research Assessment Exercise. UCL Laws research is designed to contribute to the development of law and influence legal practice and public policy.