ASA Geneva Trip 2020

 

Dear ASA members,

We are excited to announce the 2020 Geneva Trip, which will take place in the week of the 8th of June. We will be in Geneva for a total of 4 days, visiting several international organisations and agencies, such as the United Nations.

The costs of the trip will be €199 for members, and €215 for non-members. We highly suggest you to become a member so you can also enjoy our Career Event, day trip to The Hague, and get free drinks during our Borrels.

If you want to join our Geneva Trip, please sign up through the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0B8A6VHPsj1sLmzLSOmnb5fAi1eIZz5vH-nPIh3VjfrFMJw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at info@asainternationallaw.com or stop by our office at Roeterseiland, Room A0.55e.

 

 

ASA International Law Board 2019/2020

Dear students,

As we are finally complete, it is time to introduce our new board!

 


Chair: Dajana Madzura

In that capacity, she oversees the work done by the other board members and acts as the face of the organization. She is Dutch and she is doing a master in Public International Law. Dajana completed her Bachelor degree in Law in Utrecht and is currently still living there. You very are welcome to approach Dajana if you have any questions about ASA, she is happy to help you herself or to help you find the right person.

 

Secretary: Caterina Woudenberg

Her primary task is to communicate with members, manage all information received from the university, and take minutes during our weekly board meetings. She also assists in coordinating events. Caterina is half Italian, half Dutch and is studying Public International Law. She has previously done a Bachelor in European Studies, where she discovered an interest in EU and international law.

 

PR Officer: Claudia Meijer

Her tasks involve creating the website, writing newsletters and promoting events. Claudia is currently studying International and European Governance and has previously majored in European Union Law. She grew up in Amsterdam and is half Dutch, half Portuguese. For any questions relating to promotion or collaborations, or feedback, you are very welcome to contact her!

 

Treasurer: Chloé Bakker

She is responsible for overseeing the board’s budget and financial management, working closely with other members of the board to safeguard ASA’s finances. Chloé is currently doing a pre-Master programme in Law and has previously obtained her Bachelor’s in European Studies, with a major in European Union Law. She is half Dutch and half French and grew up in Leiden. You are more than welcome to contact Chloé if you have any questions regarding finances or your ASA membership!

 

Events & Geneva Officer: Maren Støldal Risa

Maren is responsible for the Events and the Geneva Trip and is your contact for any practical questions regarding our events! She is Norwegian and is currently studying Public International Law at the University of Amsterdam. Last year she obtained a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Sussex, during which she did an exchange year to Taiwan.

 

 

And finally, this year’s official board picture:

We are super excited for this academic year and to see all of you at our events!

Yours sincerely,

The 2019/2020 ASA International Law Board

 

The 2019/2020 ASA International Law Board

As the new academic year has officially started, it is time to introduce our new board!


From left to right: Claudia Meijer (PR Officer), Dajana Madzura (Chair), Caterina Woudenberg (Secretary) and Chloé Bakker (Treasurer).

However, we are still missing one person as the position of Events and Geneva Officer is still open. The Events & Geneva Officer is responsible for organising our annual study trip to Geneva and several other events. Here follows a short description of the tasks and responsibilities, by last year’s Events & Geneva Officer:

“The tasks you will encounter as the Events & Geneva Officer are very diverse. It is about planning interesting visits to the different organisations, guest lectures, borrels or whatever you wish to do throughout the year, so you can also be very creative! You will be in contact with all the major institutions important for International Law such as the UN, ICJ or the ICC. Regarding the Geneva trip, arranging accommodation, flights and the overall activities might seem like taking a lot of responsibility, but you will definitely learn a lot from it.”

So if you’re up for a challenge, want to improve your organisational skills and would like to be part of our team, you can now apply for this position. Please do so by sending a short motivation letter (max. 1 page, in English) and your CV to: info@asainternationallaw.com

Deadline: 30 September

Eurojust & OPCW visit 2019

The ASA visit to Eurojust and the OPCW was great! We had the opportunity to hear presentations about the work of the organisations and the way international law plays a role in the day-to-day work of the employees. Thanks to all the participants for joining us and we hope to see you at our next ASA event!

ASA is looking for a new board!

 

Become the new board of ASA International Law!

Are you looking for a new challenge for the upcoming year? Gain practical experience by managing the only student association specifically focussed on international law! By becoming a board member of ASA International Law, you develop organisational skills, work together in a team and you’ll have the freedom to decide how ASA should be run next year.

Apply now by sending a short motivation letter (max. 1 page, in English) and your CV to: info@asainternationallaw.com. Please mention for which position you would like to apply (Chair, Secretary, Geneva Officer, PR Officer, Treasurer).
Deadline: 16 June

 

ASA visit to Eurojust & OPCW

 

On the 7th of May you will have the opportunity to visit two important organisations (both seated in The Hague) with ASA.

The first organisation is Eurojust: an agency of the European Union dealing with judicial co-operation in criminal matters.

The second one is the OPCW (The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons), an intergovernmental organisation and the implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention.

The visit will include travel discount (by train) and a free lunch in between the visits (only for members, for non-members 12,50)! We will have a guided tour and a presentation directed at the legal aspect of both organisations. Once you sign up, you will get a detailed schedule of the visit one week in advance (including train information) by email.

Please register by filling in this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSer3W6UFwbZVzzvjveAjDjxjfQCXJT5c8QNFGlRtZQboimroQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

The maximum number of participants is 15 so be quick!

We hope to see you there!

ASA Career event

ASA Career event 2019

The ASA Career event was a great success! The three speakers from a law firm, an NGO and the European Commission, gave very interesting and encouraging presentations about their own experiences with working in the field of international law. Thank you all for coming and we hope to see you at our next ASA event!

Board members

Chair: Lisa Langendijk

Lisa is the Chair of the ASA International Law Board 2018-2019. In that capacity, she oversees the work done by the other board members and acts as the face of the organization. She is Dutch and she is doing the master International Trade and Investment Law as well as the master Law and Finance. Her focus is on investment law and on international arbitration.You very are welcome to approach Lisa if you have any questions about ASA, she is happy to help you herself or to help you find the right person.

Secretary: Ipek Ülker

Ipek is the secretary of this year's ASA International Law board. Her primary task is to communicate with members, and manage all information received from the university. She also assists in coordinating events. She is from Turkey and was born in Belgium, and her passion for International Law stems from her multicultural upbringing. She currently studies European Studies with a major in European Union Law and a minor in law, economics and business. You can always approach her with questions related to ASA!

PR manager: Suzanna Bazaz

Suzanna is the PR Manager of ASA. Her tasks involve creating the new website, designing the logo and newsletters and promoting events. She is currently studying the master Public International Law with a special interest in international migration law. This semester she is participating as a team member in the JESSUP Moot Court competition. For any questions relating to promotion or collaborations you are very welcome to contact her!

Events officer: Julia Krämer

Julia is responsible for the Events and the Geneva Trip and is your contact for any questions relating to that field! She is a German Bachelor student in her final year at the University of Amsterdam. She is studying European studies and mayoring European Law and is now focussing with her electives on Law and Economics. With her minor in Conflict Studies she discovered her passion for International Law and she thinks the ASA board is the perfect opportunity to deepen her knowledge in this field.

Treasurer: Vera Naaijkens

Vera is the Treasurer of the ASA International Law board 2018-2019. She is responsible for overseeing the board’s budget and financial management, working closely with other members of the board to safeguard ASA’s finances. Vera obtained her Bachelor degree of Laws at the University of Amsterdam, for which she also spent half a year at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris. She is currently studying Public International Law and has a special interest in international human rights law. You are more than welcome to contact Vera if you have any questions regarding finances or other matters!

Career Event

On Monday 11 February ASA is organising a career event! At this event you will hear three speakers from different fields of international law. They will elaborate on what kind of career path they had, their experiences and their work at the moment. At the end of every lecture there will be a possibility to ask questions.

The three speakers are:

Krit Zeegers, who worked at the Yugoslavia tribunal, the ministry of foreign affairs and the university of Mekelle in Ethiopia. Moreover, he has done a PhD and worked at Allen & Overy. Right now, Krit works at Jebbink Soeteman Advocaten, where he focuses on (financial) criminal law.

Ellen Gorris, who is a policy officer on gender and age at the European Commission, Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), where she works on gender-and age-sensitive humanitarian aid, gender-based violence in emergencies and child protection. She previously worked at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Justice, Gender Equality and Consumers Affairs (rights of the child) and the International Commission of Jurists. She has authored several publications on conflict-related sexual violence against men and boys.

Mr. Vivek, who works as Human Rights Officer at the NGO Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD) will give his lecture together with Mr. Sital, the Chairman of GHRD. The NGO promotes and advocates human rights in areas where minorities and marginalised groups are targets of regular human rights violations and global attention for these abuses is lacking. The key countries of operation are Pakistan and Bangladesh, two of the most dangerous countries for religious, sexual and ethnic minorities.

The event will start at 19:30 (walk-in from 19:00) in a separate room in Cafe de Jaren. Afterwards we will have drinks in the bar area.

Entrance is free, but make sure to register via:https://goo.gl/forms/Ecubo8iWhJ4JtYUJ2

We hope to see you on the 11th!

ASA International Law