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Short Course: Public International Law in Practice

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12th April 2018 - 13th April 2018

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

Course Lead: Professor Yarik Kryvoi, Senior Research Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum

Public International Law in Practice is a dynamic course of applied public international law run by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. The two-day programme is focused on current developments in public international law and their application in national and international litigation, in governmental and international policy-making and in international legal and diplomatic practice.

Led by many of the Institute's leading researchers and practitioners, the course is designed to give a concise introduction to key issues across a broad range of areas of public international law - from the nature of international law to international law in armed conflict, from human rights to international investment law.

Indicative course topics

  • Legal Foundations of Public International Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Law and Armed Conflict
  • International Investment Law & International Trade Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Law concerning Refugees and Migration
  • Business and Human Rights

Who is the course for?

The course is ideal for those in the early and middle years of legal practice, those working in governmental and non-governmental organisations with legal elements to their work, those moving legal practice areas, and students who are studying for a postgraduate degree which includes aspects of international law.

Course benefits

This course is unique in that it introduces participants to public international law as it arises in practice in a concise and engaging way. It includes the core elements of public international law, such as treaties, customary international law, state responsibilities and immunities, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, international environmental law, and international economic law, as well as how international law is dealt with in national law and in terms of dispute settlement.

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Testimonials from past course attendees

"An excellent course; the best investment of time of any legal course I have attended. Very relevant, well-pitched to the knowledge of the audience. Speakers were excellent overall."

"The course included a broad range of topics and acted both as a refresher in some areas and an introduction to new principles. There was a good mix of lectures and case studies. Overall very useful and I will recommend it to my colleagues."

"Very good in regard to the variety of subjects and the opportunity to meet some experts."

Fees and applying

The course fee is £450 (incl. VAT)

Group Booking Discount

•A 15% discount applies if four or more people from the same company register.

•A 30% discount will apply to third sector organisations booking two or more places.

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CPD Information

The course is worth the equivalent of 12 CPD hours.

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