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The registration will open in 2023.


What better place than The Hague to organise a conference on Human Rights and the growing importance of ESG in international business (and) law. We are excited to invite you to The Hague for the 2023 Half-Year May Conference of AIJA. In The Hague, ten thousand people are working every day towards a better, safer and more secure world. With the Peace Palace at the centre of it all, The Hague truly is The International City of Peace and Justice also known for the International Law, or as Former United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali called it the 'legal capital of the world’. The Hague has a deserving reputation of prestige, stature and influence. It is home to the Dutch Royal Family, the Parliament, over 160 NGOs International organisations, United Nations, 120 embassies and numerous courts such as the International Court for Arbitration, International Criminal Court, International Court of Justice.

The Hague offers a surprising and refreshing diversity. Historic and modern architecture harmoniously interlocks in the charming city centre. You might also be surprised by the city's playful side – with its beautiful 11 km long sandy beach, promenade, bars, restaurants, museums and a vibrant cultural scene, something that all the visitors love to discover. In and around The Hague you will find a vast network of organisations and initiatives in the fields of law, human rights and peace and justice, such as Clingendael – a renowned think-tank and expertise centre, NATO CIMIC Centre of Excellence, Centre for Innovation – Leiden University, The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) and The Hague Humanity Hub. Just to name a few.

The conference will feature three academic tracks. Taking advantage of our presence in The Hague, the first track will concentrate on the various Hague conventions. The second track will be dedicated to Arbitration, Litigation & Human Rights in view of the special place that The Hague holds in this regard. The third track will be dedicated to the Social and Governance aspect of ESG as the follow up on the discussions undertaken during the Half-Year Conference in Edinburgh in 2022.

We truly believe The Hague will provide a great stage for a memorable AIJA Half-Year May Conference to learn, network and share in the city during the day or at the beach in the evening sun. We look forward to welcoming both AIJA members and newcomers to The Hague in 2023!



We offer several sponsorship possibilities, with the flexibility to select a set sponsorship package or discuss a customised package to best suit your business needs. Be a part of AIJA's 2023 Half-Year May Conference in The Hague today. Click here to know more about the sponsorship packages.




Join AIJA in Edinburgh and The Hague*!

Have you registered and paid for the Edinburgh Half-Year November Conference 2022 (HYC)? Would you like to continue your knowledge development in The Hague during our Half-Year May Conference 2023? You can benefit from 100 euro discount to be applied to your final registration fee of the Hague HYC. 


  • Join both Half-Year Conferences
  • Make sure you paid for the Edinburgh Half-Year Conference
  • Be one of the first 50 people to register for the Hague Half-Year May Conference (on the first come first served basis, available to AIJA members and non-members, the registrations will open in 2023)
  • Benefit from 100 euro discount on your final registration fee of the Hague HYC

Please note that AIJA Officers are not eligible for this discount.

*The Edinburgh HYC is Part 1 of ESG discussions, while the talks will be continued in the Hague during the ESG track (being Part 2 and a follow-up to the previous debates). The above discount will be valid for the Hague ESG track, as well as the other two tracks (Hague Conventions: Practical Impacts to Every-Day Work of International lawyers in 2023 & Arbitration, Litigation & Human Rights: Taking Action Today to Protect Tomorrow).


AIJA Commissions involved
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences
  • Intellectual Property, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications
  • International Arbitration
  • International Business Law
  • International Private Clients and Family Law
  • Labour Law
  • Litigation
  • Skills, Career, Innovation, Leadership and Learning (SCILL)
  • Sports Law

Fees & General Info

There are currently no registration fees available.

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Organising Committee

Friederike HENKE Buren N.V. (NETHERLANDS)
Stepan HOLUB Holubová advokáti s.r.o. (CZECH REPUBLIC)
Marnix VAN DEN BERGH Höcker advocaten (NETHERLANDS)
Brian VAN EGMOND Conway & Partners (NETHERLANDS)
Marjolein VAN REST BarentsKrans Coöperatief U.A. (NETHERLANDS)
Louise WONG The Law Society of Hong Kong (HONG KONG)

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