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:

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


Deadline has passed already! 

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 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:

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!

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:

We hope to see you on the 11th!

ASA International Law

Studypong with ASA

Do you think studypong sounds nerdy? You are absolutely right! But it’s a good excuse to study while getting drunk ?
This evening we will not just be playing regular beerpong, but our own nerdy version of it! How the game works: under some cups there will a question about international law. If you answer correctly, you don’t have to drink the cup yet, which means: more chance at winning! ASA will provide beer for the first few games.

The event will take place on the 5th of December at CREA around 17:30, so you can just roll out of the library into a game of beerpong with us!

Hope to see you there!

The board of ASA International Law

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