International Court of Justice

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Presentations on the work of the Court

The Information Department provides presentations to groups of between ten and 50 persons and cover the history, workings and activities of the Court. They last about one hour. Presentations are available in French and English and are free of charge. No presentations are given during public hearings /sittings of the Court.

- How to apply

  • Requests must be submitted at least six weeks in advance using the online application form. They must contain the name, position and contact details for the contact person accompanying the group as well as the total number of participants. The full list of participants can be sent up to 10 days prior to a visit.
  • The Information Department will inform the contact person by e-mail whether the request has been accepted or not as soon as possible.
  • In view of its limited resources, the Department cannot satisfy all the requests it receives. We therefore apologize in advance to all visitors whose requests are turned down.
  • Minor changes in the number of visitors can be accepted up to three workings days before the visit. Such changes must be confirmed with the Information Department by e-mail.
  • If you decide to cancel your visit, please inform the Information Department by phone or by e-mail at the earliest opportunity.
  • Please note, however, that the Information Department is sometimes obliged to cancel visits at the last minute, due to hearings/sittings or some other unforeseen circumstances. The Court cannot accept any responsibility in such cases.

Visitors are asked to be punctual and to arrive at the gate of the Peace Palace at least 10 minutes prior to the visit to go through security screening.

- Rules governing visits

Visitors are reminded that they will be entering an international court and are therefore kindly requested to observe appropriate standards of conduct.

1. Anybody entering the Peace Palace site must undergo security checks. Access will not be granted unless security staff are satisfied that all necessary conditions have been met. In the interests of public order, children are not allowed.

2. Visitors must carry valid proof of identity (passport, identity card or driver's license).

3. There is no dress code, but visitors are requested to dress suitably (no beachwear, provocative attire or display of potentially offensive insignia).

4. Visitors are advised not to leave their belongings unattended inside the Court. The ICJ accepts no responsibility for them.

- For additional information, please contact the Information Department

Telephone: + 31 (0)70 302 23 96
Fax: + 31 (0)70 302 23 38
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