The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies
Leiden University has a long and outstanding tradition in the field of public international law.
The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden Law School, continues this tradition by hosting more than 30 scholars from all over the world. Together they explore the frontiers of public international law. The Grotius Centre, which has offices in Leiden as well as in The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice, further continues this tradition by offering a wide range of general and specialised courses in the field of public international law at Bachelor’s and Master’s level. By studying and teaching public international law, the Grotius Centre contributes to the dissemination of knowledge about public international law, inspired by Leiden University’s motto: Praesidium Libertatis.
The Kalshoven-Giekes Forum on IHL serves since 2011 as the platform for research, teaching and further dissemination of IHL within the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies.