The Hague visit = full

The applications for the The Hague visit have been closed. If you want to be placed on the waiting list (in case we receive a cancellation) you can send us an email with the request:

The Hague trip

The Hague trip

On November the 1st ASA organises a trip to the city The Hague. Like some of you will know, there are a lot of international organisations in this city.
Our visit will include a tour of the ICC (International Criminal Court) including the attendance of a hearing. Furthermore, we will visit the ICJ (International Court of Justice), where we will get an in-depth presentation of the work of the court.

The costs of the trip are €10 and include both the visits and lunch at a restaurant.

Interested in joining us on this trip? Make sure to subscribe as a member by clicking the link and by paying your membership fee (after you received an email from us).
We will soon announce the application deadline and how to apply (limited places: 21)

We hope to see you soon!

The ASA board

The Siege of Eastern Ghouta: crimes without accountability? – SOLD OUT

siegeOn May 2 2018 ASA is co-hosting a Panel Discussion on facts, law and diplomacy concerning Eastern Ghouta
Topic: facts on sieges and forced displacement of civilians, failure of international law and diplomacy, and challenges for accountability. 
• Hussam Alkatlaby, director Syrian Violations Documentation Centre (VDC) 
• Dr Karin Wester, policy advisor Middle East & North Africa, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
• Joost Hiltermann, program director Middle east & North Africa, International Crisis Group (ICG) 
• Kevin Jon Heller, associate professor Public International Law, ACIL, UvA 
Moderator: dr. Frederiek de Vlaming (UvA) 
• War Reparations Centre / Amsterdam Centre for International Law (ACIL), 
• Amsterdam Students Association (ASA) International Law 
• Syria Legal Network (SLN) 
Wednesday 2 May 2018, 17.00-19.00 hrs 
Location: Building A room 3.15, Roeterseiland Campus Amsterdam 
The panel discussion will be followed by a reception 

March Borrel

Come and join us for a spring time borrel. We’ll be returning to Cafe de Jaren for a chat over a beer with other ASA members and students. We warmly welcome new members, students returning from exchange and new students who enrolled in February, so feel more than free to bring along new faces.IMG_4392

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ASA turns 60

ASA celebrates our 60th birthday this year and we are inviting you to celebrate with us with a birthday party at the Havelaar Cafe. Everyone is welcome, including non-members who want to celebrate with us.

Tickets are on sale now, and include a free drink and food.

We’re also asking for help with our playlist, head over to this link where you can suggest a song for the evening’s playlist. All submissions are secret, so get classic or get creative with your ideas –!

We also have a competition on the night, we want everyone to wear something orange – tie, glasses, socks, underwear, whatever (we are in the Netherlands after all!). The winner with the best outfit as judged by the boardwill win 1L of beer,


There will be a special discount for Early Birds, divided between ASA – €5 and non-ASA members – €7.

For “regular” birds it will be €7 and €9. respectively

All tickets include one free drink and food at the venue. There will also be a bar.

Buy your tickets now by sending us an email  and we will provide you with further information and select your song here:!

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North Korean Nuclear Weapons: Starting Point of a 3rd World War?

We’re excited to announce that ASA will be hosting a lecture by Sico van der Meer is a Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute.

The lecture will focus on the continuing tension surrounding North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes is posing an ever-increasing threat to the world peace. We will explore the political and international law issues at play and discuss how the latest developments could impact on the global threat of a third world war. After the lecture, you will have an opportunity to join the discussion and ask questions from Sico van der Meer, an expert in Security and Defence issues.

The lecture will be held at Cafe de Jaren, 11 January 2018, 5pm to 7pm.

Tickets cost €5 for ASA member and €7 for non-members and include some light refreshments during the event.

Places are strictly limited so please email us at ASAP to reserve a place. The lecture will be followed by a borrel in the main bar at Cafe de Jaren


November borrel

ASA’s next borrel will take place 27 November, Café de Jaren, 8pm.

The borrel is an informal opportunity for students to meet outside of their studies. We are grateful that we will be joined by Gio Geroli and Thomas Gilks from “The Monkjacks” who will be playing live on the night.

Guest lecture by Britta van Beers, hosted by ASA International Law

Guest lecture by Britta van Beers, hosted by ASA International Law

The revolutionary developments in genetic and stem cell research have enabled sexless reproduction. Prospective parents may choose from dozens of embryos (whose genetic makeup is known) to pick one or two for implantation, gestation, and birth. The ethical and legal challenges as result of implementing these new technologies will be discussed in this lecture.

What are the meaning of humanity and human rights when we can design our offspring? Are ‘PGD’ (preimplantation genetic diagnosis) and IVF (vitro fertilization) the end of sex and future of reproduction?

Britta van Beers is associate professor at the VU University Law school. In her teaching and research she explores the legal-philosophical aspects of biomedical technologies, including assisted reproduction.”

Date, Time & Location

16th of November
13:00 – 15:00
REC-Building room A2.12

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A

Free for ASA members!
€5 for non-members (pay with cash at the location)

If you have any questions send us an email:

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