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The Lutfia Rabbani Foundation sponsors students to participate in the summer programme of the Hague Academy of International Law. In recognition and honour of Mr. Pieter Vreede (1926 – 2008) who dedicated his working life as a judge and lawyer specializing in international law, annual Vreede scholarships are available for law students interested in participating in short term training courses in international law. You can click here to find out more about the eligibility criteria for obtaining the Vreede Scholarship for International Law and for information regarding the application process.

We are happy to introduce three of the scholars participating in the 2016 Summer Programme, Sabrina Darbali, Samar El Desouky and Abdelhadi Benzita:

Sabrina Darbali

“My name is Sabrina Darbali, I’m a Ph.D. Candidate at the University Mohammed V of Rabat, Morocco. I choose to participate in the Summer Programme of The Hague Academy of Law to enrich my knowledge of private law (especially in arbitration), also to be able to meet other law students from around the world and meet the best law professors in the world. I am looking forward to this rewarding experience during my stay in The Hague.”


Samar El Desouky

“I am Samar Ibrahim El Desouky and pleased to present myself to join the summer course programme of the Hague Academy of International Law. I am 36 years old. My hobbies are reading and singing. I am a passionate student of law especially private international law. I hold a LLB and I also obtained a master degree in International Business Law from Cairo University. I applied to this summer course as I was attracted to the academy’s comprehensive programme. I seek to visit the international court of justice. Its my dream to walk through its halls and get introduced to its systems. This experience shall enhance my knowledge of the court and the field of international law.”

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Abdelhadi Benzita

‘My name is Abdelhadi Benzita, I am 36 years old, and my hobbies are: sport, travelling, and aviation. Firstly, I wanted to participate in the summer programme of The Hague Academy of Law to deepen my knowledge in Private International Law, in the oldest Legal Academy in the world, as well as to meet other people from different cultures and identities and to know their way of thinking. Secondly, I want through my participation in this summer session to acquire the origins of the rules of Private International Law from its sources, because as we have studied, the Netherlands school is considered among the schools that set the jurisprudence of Private International Law. I also want to benefit from the experience of the professors. Finally, on the sidelines of this session, I am really looking forward to visit the historical and cultural monuments of Netherlands. ‘