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Brill Hague Academy Collected Courses Online

Available to purchase in perpetuity

Online courses on international law and related subjects published in the Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law, which is the most important encyclopaedic publication on private and public international law.

Key Facts


  • Discounts from direct subscription or purchase
  • Standard terms and conditions

Important dates

Agreement start: 1 January 2019

Agreement end: 31 December 2021

Subsequent invoice date for Annual Subscriptions: 1 Oct 2019 and 2020

Licence type

Site licence


For a 30 day free trial of this service please contact Chest Help with the following information:

  • Institutional contact name and email address
  • The date you wish the trial to commence
  • Your IP address range

Commitment Period

This Agreement is of 3 years duration. Institutions may join the agreement at any time and are committed to the end of the Agreement.

Eligible Institutions

Universities, colleges and other learning, educational and research bodies in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Other organisations aligned with Eduserv’s charitable objectives of supporting education, research bodies and the public sector may ask to participate in the Agreement. Eduserv will liaise with the Supplier about any such requests.

Background Information

This is a continuation of the agreement recommended by the Eduserv Law Focus Group.

Product Information

Supplier Details

Publisher: Koninklijke Brill N.V., a public company registered at the Kamer van Koophandel (Chamber of Commerce) in Leiden, The Netherlands, under number 28000012, and whose Head Office is Plantijnstraat 2, 2321 JC Leiden, The Netherlands.

Product Description

Founded in 1923, the Hague Academy of International Law has for decades served as a global centre for research about and teaching of public and private international law.

Each summer the Academy organizes in its building located on the premises of the Peace Palace a six-week course at which well-recognized international law scholars present lectures and seminars in French and English on a wide range of current topics to young lawyers from throughout the world. These lectures are then published in the Academy’s prestigious Collected Courses.

The Academy also conducts a three-week summer Centre for Research aimed at in-depth research by younger academics on a selected contemporary issue under the direction of two senior scholars. In addition, the Academy has since the 1960s held courses in Africa, Latin America and Asia with a view to promoting worldwide knowledge of international law and its developments and contributing to the establishment of peace.

These courses are published by Brill.

Online edition is fully searchable and bilingual , French and English, (courses are published in either French or English, depending on the language in which they were given).

Access and Identity Management Solution

Solution Availability
OpenAthens Yes
IP Address range Yes
Shibboleth Yes
Username / Password No
EZProxy No
Referring url No

Technical Function Specification

The supplier confirms that throughout the term of the agreement the products will comply with the standards indicated.

Technical Function Standard Compliance Supplier Notes

Full text linking




Federated searching

Z39.50 protocol








RSS or Atom


Metadata standards

Dublin Core



MARC Records


Download here Brill Marc records




Months embargo period




Digital preservation








Usage statistics








Web Content Accessibility Guidelines



Personalisation features



The personal tools are detailed here.
Service levels  


Standard System availability guaranteed at 99%


New data is added as and when the print version is updated (approximately 7 times a year).

Alterations / Additions

  • All additions and new functionality will be incorporated at no additional charge to the subscription and installment pricing. 
  • Content purchased outright remains fixed at the point of purchase.

Service and Support


For a 30 day free trial of this service please contact Chest Help.

Login information

Brill Online

Technical Support

Support will be provided by Brill in the Netherlands during their normal working hours via a single contact or his/her deputy at each Institution. Brill support can be contacted at:

  • email: support@brill.nl
  • phone: (+31) 715353500 x 408

Product Documentation

Brill Online Help Files for Online Resources for librarians may be freely copied by any Licensed Institution.

MARC records and DOI file for Hague can be downloaded from here too. 

Copying of hardcopy and electronic documentation is permitted. A user may:

  • print a copy or download and save individual chapters, articles or other single items of the Products for personal use
  • distribute a copy of individual chapters, articles or other single items of the Products in print or electronic form to other Users or to other individual scholars collaborating with Users but only for the purposes of research and private study. For the avoidance of doubt, this Sub-clause shall include the distribution of a copy for teaching purposes to each individual student User in a class at the Licensee’s Site
  • download a copy of individual chapters, articles or other single items of the Products and share the same with Users or other individual scholars collaborating in a specific research project with such Users provided that it is held and accessible within a closed network that is not accessible to any person not directly involved in such collaboration and provided that it is deleted from such network immediately upon completion of the collaboration.

Training and Training Materials

Onsite training can be arranged at the supplier's standard rates for such services.

Terms and Conditions

The Chest Order, together with the Licence Terms and Conditions, and any exceptions listed below, create a legally binding contract between your institution, organisation or company and the Licensor. Therefore please read the terms and conditions carefully and only submit a Chest Order if its terms and conditions are acceptable to your institution, organisation or company and you have the authority to make the financial commitment shown.


This Site licence is subject to the terms and conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Online Resources with the exceptions listed at the bottom of the page.

  • The Fee for early termination in accordance with clause 10.4 of the Terms and Conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Online Resources is nil. Please note that this clause has been amended. The notice period under this agreement is ninety days, not sixty.
  • The Fee for retention rights upon termination in accordance with clause 10.5 of the Terms and Conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Online Resources is nil.
  • Alumni walk-in use is allowed under the standard licence and is included in the Fee.

Payment Terms

For subscriptions:

On receipt of a completed Order, Institutions will be invoiced for the Agreement year in which the Licence is signed.

In subsequent years, Institutions will be invoiced three months in advance of the anniversary date of the Agreement, on 1 October.

There is monthly pro-rata charging for Institutions which become licensed partway through a licence year.

For One-Off Purchases:

On receipt of a completed Order, Institutions will be invoiced for the Agreement year in which the Licence is signed.

There is no monthly pro-rata charging for Institutions which become licensed partway through a licence year.

All Purchase orders must be made out to JISC, One Castlepark, Tower Hill, Bristol, BS2 0JA

Please send purchase orders and any other files relating to your Chest order by email to help@chest.ac.uk or by mail to Chest (a Jisc Enterprise), 4 Portwall Lane, Bristol, BS1 6NB

Payments are due within thirty days of invoice date; recipients of late payments are entitled to interest in accordance with UK statutory provisions.

What are institutions and library services allowed to do?

Keep a local cached copy for Educational Purposes


Incorporation of parts of the Licensed Material


Deposit learning and teaching objects in repositories


Interlibrary loan (restricted to the UK and by post only)


Who can use the resource?


On site

Remote access







Walk-in users



Alumni members



What can authorised users do?

The resources can be used for Educational Purposes – defined as:

  • education
  • teaching
  • distance learning
  • private study
  • academic research
  • administration and management of the Licensee’s educational or research operations


  • See the Licence for any exclusions and restrictions
  • The resources may not be used for anything other than Educational Purposes unless the Licence Extension for Commercial Projects has been bought; this allows use for the restricted “Commercial Projects” defined – see Annex B of the Licence (Licence Extension for Commercial Projects)
  • Downloading of large amounts of material by authorised users that might be considered ‘systematic’.

Termination Clauses

Material downloaded under the Agreement before its expiry may continue to be used under the same licence conditions as pertain while the Agreement exists. Once the Agreement has terminated then no further access to the service and to future publications will be possible unless the Agreement is renewed or extended. If the Agreement is renewed or extended then new conditions will apply. If the Agreement is not renewed then renewal is a matter between Institutions and Brill.

Personal Licences

Personal licences are not available.


Exceptions to the Terms and Conditions

Clause 2.2(m) of the Terms and Conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Online Resources is amended to restrict Interlibrary loan to the UK and by post only, by the insertion of the words “in the UK” between the phrases “another library” and “by post”.

Products and Pricing

All prices are expressed in Euros (€s) and exclude VAT. You can choose to be invoiced in Pounds (£)

Perpetual or annual subscriptions are available.

Agreement year:

1 January - 31 December

Ordering - important notice

Please do not use the online 'order now' button as we have discovered a temporary 'blip' with the online order process. Whilst we fix it please download and complete the pdf order form below and send to help@chest.ac.uk.

Brill 2019 Order Form

Payment terms are shown on the Terms and Conditions tab.

The Hague Academy Collected Courses Online


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