XXXIII Course on International Law (2006)
“International Law in the Americas: 100 years of the
Inter-American Juridical Committee”
1. Venue: Centro Empresarial Rio, Praia Botafogo
#228, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
2. Date: July 31st to August 25th, 2006
3. Modality: On-site
4. Length: Four (4) weeks.
5. Languages: English and Spanish
6. Objectives: Study, discussion of and update on
topics related to Public and Private International Law.
7. Program: The program of the Course is designed by
the Inter-American Juridical Committee and the Secretariat for Legal Affairs (SLA) of the OAS. The main topic of
this year´s course will be “International Law in the
Americas: 100 years of the Inter-American Juridical
Committee”. The course will consist of two morning sessions
from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and one session in the
afternoons from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
A certificate of attendance will be issued to participants
attending at least 90% of classes and pass two of three
tests administered within the four weeks. Each participant
may present a written paper on one of the specific topics
addressed during the course program, within six months of
its conclusion, previous presentation of a hypothesis and
work sketch before the end of the course. If the final paper
is considered satisfactory, the participant will receive a
certificate of approval. Classes are given in Spanish or
• Be a citizen or permanent resident of one of the OAS
• Have a professional degree in Law or International
Relations. Candidates must submit a copy of their
professional credentials and certification of courses taken,
as well as their respective grades
• Have professional experience on international law and
• Be no more than 40 years old;
• Be nominated by a government agency, an institution of
higher learning, or by a public or private institution
directly related to international law and international
relations, which must guarantee that the services of the
fellow will be utilized upon his/her return;
• Have good comprehension of Spanish and English;
• Be physically fit to fulfill the obligations of the
• Submit a duly completed request before the deadline
established by the National Liaison Organization (ONE) . The
candidate is responsible for finding out the deadline set by
the ONE in his/her country of residence.
The deadline for presentation of applications to the (ONE)
differs from country to country and should therefore be
confirmed with the relevant ONE in the applicant's country
of origin or permanent residence.
• The OAS provides roundtrip air fare, economy class, from
the fellow’s place of residence to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
• Health insurance.
• Subsistence allowance in the amount of US $ 650.00.
No subsistence allowance will be paid to selected fellows
who reside in Rio de Janeiro’s metropolitan area.
Selected fellows will receive information about the places
in which other fellows have been hosted in the past, as well
as the names of other selected fellows from the same
nationality, in case they wish to share accommodations.
10. Responsibility of the Selected Candidates:
• It is estimated that the cost of living for each student
in Rio de Janeiro will be approximately US$2,000.00
(calculated October 30th, 2005). Each student should plan to
be responsible for US$1,350.00.
• Selected scholarship recipients are responsible for
obtaining the necessary visa(s) to enter the country of
study and the corresponding transit(s). The OAS will not be
responsible for any costs relating to obtaining visas or
• Each scholarship recipient is responsible for arriving in
time for the commencement of activities on the date
established by the institution offering the course or
• The selected candidates must confirm their acceptance to
the OAS Division of Scholarships and Training in Washington,
DC., through the OAS General Secretariat Office in their
respective countries and through the ONE in order for the
OAS to proceed with making the necessary travel arrangements
to purchase the air travel tickets, economy class,
round-trip, between their country of origin and the study
location or, if the scholarship is refused, to appoint
another candidate. They must also confirm their acceptance
to the Secretariat for Legal Affairs (SLA) through the
coordinator of the Course, Mr. Dante Negro, at
• The scholarship recipient and/or the sponsoring
institution will be responsible for the cost of the airfare
or any additional costs incurred, if the student withdraws
the scholarship without proper authorization from the
Division of Scholarships and Training, fails to travel on
the scheduled dates, or changes routes after the ticket has
11. Presentation of Candidates Applications:
OAS scholarship applications must be submitted using form
OAS 98 FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION FORM, including all
documentation required. Applications must be forwarded to
the Organization of American States through the official
channels established by the government of each country. This
is a mandatory requirement.
The following is the list of National Liaison Organizations
(ONEs) in the OAS Member states:
OAS Form 98 may be obtained from the OAS offices of the
General Secretariat in the Member states or via the
fellowship application page using the following link:
Formulario de Solicitud de Becas oficial.
Please note that the official announcement is published in
the language of instruction of the course and is available
via the Educational Portal of the Americas Web page at:
Any questions regarding submission of applications for this
course should be sent to: