The partnership between The Hague Academy of International Law and the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation began in 2011, when our Foundation sponsored 3 scholars to attend the Summer Course at the Academy. Since then, our partnership has enabled scholars with a law background from a number of Arab countries to attend the highly prestigious Academy for over a decade. We sponsor scholars through the Vreede Scholarship.

This partnership contributes to promoting Euro-Arab dialogue and understanding between cultures by supporting Arab scholars to attend the courses of the Hague Academy. The Foundation hopes this partnership fosters peace building and justice by enhancing the knowledge of international law of Arab scholars as international law is an essential tool in Euro-Arab dialogue.

The Academy offers internationally renowned Summer and Winter courses on Private and Public International Law. These courses are usually three weeks long, where the lectures and courses are given by well-known academics, legal practitioners and diplomats from various institutions all over the world. These courses give our scholars the experience of a lifetime, as they get to enhance their knowledge of international law as well as share and discuss their insights with fellow colleagues and professors. You can find more about the 2021 Vreede Winter Scholars here.

It was inaugurated in 1923 in the Peace Palace in the Hague, with the intention of becoming a “high-level teaching institution which would attract a multitude of students from all over the world”. The reputation of the Summer Courses precedes them, as it has become a hub of academic and diplomatic excellence.