Professor Philippa Webb has been Director of Studies (English speaking section) of the Hague Academy of International Law in its 100th year. In this capacity, she delivered three weeks of seminars at the Academy – arguably the most prestigious centre for teaching and research in public international law, housed on the grounds of the Peace Palace in The Hague.
The United Nations General Assembly has expressed its appreciation for “the contributions of the Hague Academy to the teaching, study, dissemination and wider appreciation of international law” (December 2021).
This summer, the public international law course was attended by 350 students from 80 countries. Professor Webb served on the jury of the sought-after Hague Diploma of International Law, which was awarded to two students who excelled in written and oral examinations.
“I was invited to be Director of Studies five years ago”, observed Professor Webb. “It was an even more rewarding experience than I imagined. The quality of the students – many of them professors, diplomats and international organisation officials – and the spirit of the Academy were inspiring. It was also a pleasure to be back at the Peace Palace, where I previously spent many happy years working for President Rosalyn Higgins during her time on the International Court of Justice”.