Spring academies

[Spring academy] Artificial intelligence and international law (27-31 March 2023)

The spring academy on artificial intelligence and international law is an innovative one-week training programme. It provides you with insights into the current and future issues raised by AI from the perspective of international law and related disciplines. For this fifth edition, the programme will take place in the week of 27-31 March 2023 in The Hague. Register now as seats are limited. Have a look at last year's programme, speakers and reviews.  

Key topics

  • technical aspects of AI
  • the philosophy and ethics of AI
  • human rights in relation to AI
  • AI in international humanitarian law
  • AI and international responsibility and international governance.

This Spring Academy is coordinated by Dr Berenice Boutin, senior researcher in international law at the Asser Institute. She is the academic coordinator of the Asser Institute's research strand Regulation in the public interest: Disruptive technologies in peace and security and project leader of the DILEMA research project on Designing International Law and Ethics into Military Artificial Intelligence.

After successful completion of this spring academy, you will receive a professional certificate from the T.M.C. Asser Instituut.

[Spring academy] The European turn to sustainability due diligence: From concept to obligation

Since 2019, the Asser Institute offers a ground-breaking week-long academy on due diligence as master key to responsible business conduct, consisting of lectures by academics with recognised expertise in the field and practical sessions delivered by practitioners from the private and public sector with hands-on experience in doing due diligence. Pre-register now

Key topics

  •        Business and human rights
  •        U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  •        Human rights due diligence
  •        OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct
  •        French Duty of Vigilance Law
  •        German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act
  •        Proposal for an EU Directive on corporate sustainability due diligence

The Spring Academy is coordinated by Dr Antoine Duval, a senior researcher at the Asser Institute, and Dr Virginie Rouas, a researcher in Business and Human Rights and EU Environmental Law. They are part of the research strand on transnational public interests: constituting public interest beyond and below the state

Please contact educationtraining@asser.nl with any inquiries.