Previous Nygh Internship Reports

This page contains the reports of previous recipients of thePeter Nygh Hague Conference interns. More information about can be found at the Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship page.


Nygh Scholarship recipient Derek Bayley reports on his internship at the Hague 

The 2015 recipient of the Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship, Derek Bayley, undertook his internship at the Hague Conference on Private International Law from January to July 2015. Read here the report of his internship


Nygh Scholarship recipient Tsjatsja Westerveld reports on her internship at the Hague 

From September 2012 until February 2013, I was fortunate to be one of the 2012 Peter Nygh Hague Conference Interns at the Hague Conference on Private International Law in The Netherlands. This report recounts my experiences during my time at the Permanent Bureau.

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Nygh Scholarship recipient Drossos Stamboulakis reports on his internship at the Hague

From August until December of 2012, I served as a Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship intern. For the first time, two candidates, rather than the usual one, were selected. What followed was an eye-opening and enriching opportunity, for which I remain thankful to the Nygh family, the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, the Australian Institute of International Affairs, the Australian branch of the International Law Association, and, of course, all of my colleagues at The Hague Conference on Private International Law…

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Nygh Scholarship recipient Alexander Kunzelmann reports on her internship at the Hague

This report recounts my experiences as a Peter Nygh Hague Conference Intern. It is presented to the Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship Board to enable the Board to evaluate the success of the internship in fostering Australian involvement in the Hague Conference and encouraging the principles of international cooperation and harmonisation of laws…

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Nygh Scholarship recipient Katie Price reports on her internship at the Hague

INTRODUCTION: For almost 5 months I was the 2008 Peter Nygh Intern at the Hague Conference on Private International Law (‘Hague Conference’). This is an organisation that for over 115 years has been dedicated to the harmonisation of cross border legal affairs and in doing so it aims to make life a little easier for those whose legal affairs do not fit neatly within the borders of one country. Whilst 115 years sounds like a ridiculously long time for a conference to be going on, the Hague Conference is no ordinary conference. Rather, it is a standing body with a Permanent Bureau that makes international laws through the consensus of its member states. 39 conventions have been concluded in that time, some that break radical new ground and others that update what has gone before to ensure these conventions keep step with the modern world. Some of the work I performed as an intern had to do with trying to get new conventions off the ground and some work dealt with maintaining and ensuring the continuing relevance of conventions. There were also a number of smaller tasks involving a variety of matters…

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