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Symposium Venue

The Conference will be held on 15 May 2020 in the new buildings of the Jagiellonian University Law Faculty. More information on Conference venue will be provided in due course.

The Leiden event will take place in November 2020 at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University.


About the Jagiellonian University

The Jagiellonian University is the oldest higher education institution in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. It was founded on 12 May 1364 by the Polish king Casimir the Great and marked its 650th anniversary in 2014.

UJ Old PostcardSince its very beginning, the Jagiellonian University has been an international institution. Poles, Ruthenians, Lithuanians, Hungarians, Germans, Czechs, Swiss, English, Dutch,  French, Spaniards, Italians, and even Tatars studied here in the old days. Some of the Jagiellonian University students and academics have been major historical figures, including world famous scholars, such as Nicolaus Copernicus or Karol Olszewski, as well as Karol Wojtyła, the future Pope John Paul II.

The Faculty of Law always held a prominent position within the University and was home to the most eminent scholars of public international law. Stanisław of Skarbimierz (Stanislaus de Scarbimiria) and Paweł Włodkowic (Paulus Vladimiri), who wrote about the law of war and the rights of pagan nations long before Gentili and Vitoria, were both Rectors of the Kraków Academy (as the University was called in the 15th century). In more recent times, the Chair of Public International Law was held by such prominent scholars of international law as Ludwik Ehrlich and Stanisław Nahlik. 

About Leiden University

Leiden University has a long and outstanding tradition in the field of public international law.
The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden Law School, continues this tradition by hosting more than 30 scholars from all over the world. Together they explore the frontiers of public international law.

The Grotius Centre, which has offices in Leiden as well as in The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice, further continues this tradition by offering a wide range of general and specialised courses in the field of public international law at Bachelor’s and Master’s level.
By studying and teaching public international law, the Grotius Centre contributes to the dissemination of knowledge about public international law, inspired by Leiden University’s motto: Praesidium Libertatis. 

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