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European Visits

The Inn organises three subsidised visits to European and international courts each year for groups of students and pupils, with senior members of the Inn as part of our European and International Law programme.  This is most suitable for Student members, those who are pre-pupillage, and those in pupillage. Please submit your application by 5pm on Wednesday 27 April 2022.

During 2022 the Inn plans to visit the International Criminal Court at The Hague, and the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. For each of these visits, we spend two nights in the city and travel on the first and third days.  In addition to the visit to the main court, we visit other related institutions:

  • Strasbourg: the European Court of Human Rights and Council of Europe
  • Luxembourg: the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Court of the European Free Trade Association
  • The Hague: the International Court of Justice and another international tribunal based in the city

You may apply for more than one trip. Please be advised that depending on demand you may be invited to attend only one of the trips.

There is a small fee of £75 for Lincoln’s Inn members, which covers travel and accommodation only. You will need to provide your own travel insurance.

Please email if you have any questions about your application.


COVID restrictions: the rules for travel to each country, venues within that country and for returning to the UK are subject to change.  Travel is likely to be easier if you have received 3 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and can demonstrate this with an NHS COVID Pass or similar documentation.  If you received your third dose more than 9 months before you travel, you may be considered to be unvaccinated.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you are likely to need a PCR test at your own expense, within 72 hours of travel.  You may not be able to attend, if the country’s rules at the time require you to stay in quarantine.


Visa requirements: If you travel with a UK or EU passport, you will not need a visa to enter France, Luxembourg or the Netherlands for a short visit.  If you plan to travel with a different passport, you should investigate your visa requirements as this may affect your ability to attend.