Law in the Hague

Key Information


Application Deadline: 23/10/23 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Academic-led trips

Faculty: Business and Law

Ref: 10007931


Departure Date: 26/02/24

Return Date: 29/02/24


£350: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation (excluding any support). Students will also be required to pay for: in-country travel, visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable)


DMU Global Bursary: £150


Accommodation: Shared rooms will be provided in a hostel/hotel

Travel: Travel booked by DMU (students travel as a group)


General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office -

Trip Lead: Liz Doherty -

How to pay

Payment details: Students will be required to pay £200 as a contribution towards the cost of travel and accommodation after being offered a place on the trip. The DMU Global bursary will be deducted directly from the overall cost of the booking.


Second and third-year LLB (Law) students are eligible to apply to for this opportunity with priority given to students that study international law modules. There is a maximum of 30 places available, with a minimum of 15 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.


Trip description

There are crimes against humanity, genocides, war crimes and acts of aggression happening in many countries globally, many of which are under-reported. This trip to The Hague, in the Netherlands will provide Law students with both a crucial legal and moral education.

The Hague is home to the International Criminal Court, where war criminals are investigated and tried. It has been reported in the news recently that the ICC has issued an arrest warrant for the Russian President, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin and Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova (Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights in Russia). As part of this trip students will be able to visit the International Criminal Court to receive a talk on the work of the ICC in investigating and trying cases of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression.

There will also be a visit to the Peace Palace which houses the International Court of Justice – one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, where they settle disputes between states on matters of international law. In addition, there is a provisional plan to visit the Hague University of Applied Sciences to hear from leading experts working in the field of international law.

The estimated total cost for Eurostar and accommodation for this trip to The Hague is £350. Students will be expected to pay £200, as the £150 DMU Global bursary will be deducted from the total.

Learning objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop a range of employability skills and competencies that enhance your studies. The objectives of this trip to the Hague are:

  • To understand the work of the International Criminal Court and the cases it is currently dealing with.
  • To understand the nature of crimes against humanity, crimes of aggression, genocide, and war crimes in a contemporary context.

The Law School has an esteemed international law expert and several specialists. A workshop (or series of workshops) will be offered leading up to the trip and a reflective activity will be offered after the trip to help reinforce learning related to this topic.

Cultural activities

The Hague is a vibrant and cultured city that offers something for everyone. Great shopping, cafes, restaurants, galleries and historical monuments. Plus, the beach is only a short tram ride away in Scheveningen. Recommended museums and cultural sites for students to visits include the Escher Museum, which all about perspective and optical illusions, as well the Prison Gate Museum, one of the oldest former prisons in the Netherlands will be offered.

Visa Information

Due to various external factors and an unprecedented demand for international travel, there are significant delays in visa processing, as well as very limited availability of application appointment slots for some countries and embassies.

We recommend that you take all appropriate steps to secure a visa as soon as practically possible, and to notify DMU Global if you face any issues. It is your responsibility to meet the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to. Failing to do so may mean that you’re liable for the costs incurred to the university (including repayment of the DMU Global bursary).