Geneva trip

Visit Geneva with ASA

It is time to announce the annual trip of
ASA of 2019 – we will visit Geneva, the centre of diplomacy!

During our stay, we will have the
opportunity to visit some of the most important international organizations and
institutions. Visits include the UNHCR, the UN office in the Palais des Nations
and the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands (more to be confirmed) and
all presentations will focus on International Law or will take place in the
legal department of the organization.

Next to our visits, we will also have time
to discover the city, to stroll along the Lake Geneva with its alpine panorama
and to enjoy the Swiss culture with a cheese fondue. The trip is open for
everyone who is eager to see the work of international organizations from a
different perspective than the textbook

Our trip will take place the 3rd until the 6th of June 2019, and we will be staying in Geneva for 3 nights.
The cost of the trip will be 220 € for members and 230€ for non-members. The price will include hostel accommodation, breakfast, flights, public transport card in Geneva and entrance tickets for the institutions. The payment can take place in two steps, however after with your registration you are required to pay 110€.

The payment can be made to:
NL63 TRIO 0777 8852 63
Bank account name: ASA Amsterdam (NB: we recently changed our bank account name, if you receive an error message, please continue your payment because the bank account number is leading and we will receive your payment)

Make sure you mention the ‘first payment for the Geneva trip’ and your name in the payment details.

The registration period will be open until 13th
of January. Places are limited and will only be confirmed on receipt of the
first payment. So make sure you register on time!

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

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:!

Birthday Balloons Pattern Bright Balloon

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