Here you'll read more about what education will look like in the academic year 2020-2021. It will be a mix of online and on campus education. We would like to explain which educational activities will take place specifically for your Master’s programme in the first semester and in particular in block 1.
The two weekly lectures in the compulsory course Principles and Foundations of International Law (PFIL) will be on campus, but will also be recorded and be made available immediately after the lecture. Students Public International Law (PIL) can in principle attend one of the two weekly lectures on campus. It may be necessary to impose restrictions if more students than expected will be present in Amsterdam; you will therefore be asked to register if you want to attend the lectures. The weekly tutorials in Principles and Foundations of International Law are all online, students are expected to join in the Zoom tutorial with their video on and with functioning audio.
The two elective courses in block 1 are International Human Rights Law (IHRL) and International Criminal Law (ICL). International Human Rights Law will have a weekly lecture on campus that students can attend. The lecture will also be recorded and be made available immediately after the lecture. The tutorials in this course (3 in total) will be online, students are expected to join in the Zoom tutorial with their video on and with functioning audio. International Criminal Law will have online and on campus groups, since the course is a compulsory part of the Master's programme International and Transnational Criminal Law, preference will be given to those students when registering for the on campus groups. PIL students are welcome to join in the course, but it is likely that you will have to follow the seminars in this course online (with video on and with functioning audio).
Lectures in the Amsterdam Law Clinics will also take place on campus (with compulsory streaming for those not able to attend in person). Whether the teams will meet online or on campus to work on their projects will depend on the whereabouts of the different team members. Information on the various moot courts will follow later.
All on campus teaching will take place in rooms and lecture halls that allow 1.5 m distance between students. Needless to say, the on campus arrangements are subject to the Covid-19 situation in the Netherlands. Should the government impose further restrictions to secure health and safety, it may be necessary to move (some) education that is planned on campus, online.