Session of The Hague : 25 – 31 August 2019

Information for participants to the 79th session of the Institute of International Law


Download the provisional programme version 3 of 15 août 2019

Preparatory work

You can find all the reports and draft resolutions that will be discussed during the session under ‘publications’ .

Partner programme

Please find the information about the partner programme on the excursion website:
Advance registration for accompanying persons is required. Please note that members will also have to register via this page for the Institute’s excursion and the closing dinner.

The Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 2, 2517 KJ The Hague

Visa requirements
It is the responsibility of participants to establish visa requirements for the host country and any transit countries as may be necessary, including the securing of such visas. Further information can be obtained here:

Hotel accommodation

Special arrangements have been made with the following hotels in The Hague:

Hilton Hotel The Hague  Zeestraat 35

Carlton Ambassador  Sophialaan 2

Ibis and Novotel  Novotel Suites, Grote Marktstraat; Novotel, Hofweg 5-7 (Passage); Ibis Den Haag City Centre, Jan Hendrikstraat 10; Novotel World Forum, Johan de Wittlaan (Closest to the Peace Palace)

If you want to make use of these special arrangements, please make your booking via the link of the hotel as listed in Annex 2 to IDI Circular No 1/2019 which has been sent to you by e-mail on 20 February 2019.

Additional hotels in the vicinity (without special arrangements)

Boutique Hotel Mozaic Laan Copes van Cattenburch 38

Crowne Plaza Den Haag – Promenade Van Stolkweg 1

The Hague Marriott Hotel Johan de Wittlaan 30

Park Hotel Molenstraat 53

Arrival in the Netherlands and local transportation
Many transport options are available for getting from Schiphol Airport to The Hague. There are several train, bus, shuttle and taxi services, which can be utilized. Further information can be obtained here:

Climate and clothing
During the summer, lightweight clothing is appropriate, but be sure to bring rain gear as you may expect to experience a shower or two during your stay.

The official currency in the Netherlands is the euro. All major credit cards and traveller’s cheques are widely accepted at banks, hotels, restaurants and shopping centres.

All participants are required to obtain medical insurance for the duration of the conference. The general emergency number in the Netherlands is 112. Additional information can be obtained through your hotel. There are no required immunizations for the Netherlands.

The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
• Type C: also known as the standard “Euro” plug. This socket also works with plug E and plug F.
• Type F: also known as “Schuko”. This socket also works with plug C and plug E.

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