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Public International Law

Public international law provides the order and structure in all societies, helping decision-makers to address fundamental and complex matters. Through agreed laws, regulations and norms, it governs issues relating to peace and security, human rights, business and the environment.

BIICL has an extensive programme of activities in public international law, including research, publications, training and events in international human rights law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law. More information about this work is available here.

The Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellowship in Public International Law was established to promote the study, understanding and advancement of public international law at BIICL. It was named in memory of Sir Arthur Watts (1931-2007), one of the leading international lawyers of his generation. The Fellowship has produced a diverse programme of research, including publications on the law of the sea and territorial sovereignty, as well as supporting training, events and wider partnership activities.

The Arthur Watts Fellowship is funded through the Arthur Watts Appeal. This Appeal is raising vital funding to support our expert research staff and enable the Fellowship to continue building its international programme of research, training and events.

More information about the Arthur Watts Fellowship is available here.

If you would like to discuss supporting the Arthur Watts Appeal, please contact Sarah Taylor, Development Director on s.taylor@biicl.org.

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