The Fellowship Programme provides high-quality training by prominent international law scholars and practitioners on a broad range of core topics of international law.
Professor Fitzmaurice taught international environmental law to participants from all over the world, including Iran, Iraq, St Kitts and Nevis, and many more. Other subjects covered included treaties and law of the sea, international peace and security and international human rights law.
Professor Fitzmaurice said: “The participants in this programme were very interested in the topic of International Environmental Law. They were mid-career diplomats and functionaries, mostly from developing countries. Debates were very lively and stimulating, focused often on the domestic implementation of the norms of international environmental law. I have learned a lot from them and in many ways this programme will be every useful for my teaching at Queen Mary as it broadened my understanding of working of international environmental law.”
The programme is taught in the Hague Academy of International Law but organised by the UN Codification Division Office of Legal Affairs. Douglas Pivnichny in the Office of Legal Affairs wrote to Professor Fitzmaurice to say: “This group of participants has been very active and at times asked challenging questions, but they have already approached me to let me know that they enjoyed your class very much.”