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Short Course: Public International Law in Practice

Event Details

Short Course Public International Law in Practice offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

The two-day programme focuses on current developments in public international law and their application in national and international dispute resolution, policy-making and in international legal and diplomatic practice.

Led by many of the Institute's leading researchers and practitioners, the course gathers primarily senior practitioners, academics and government officials interested to improve their knowledge of key areas international law: from the sources of international law to the law of armed conflict, from human rights to international investment 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  

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

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Indicative Course Topics

  • Legal Foundations of Public International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Investment Law
  • International Trade Law
  • International Law Concerning Armed Conflict
  • Business and Human Rights
  • International Migration and Refugee Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Law of the Sea
  • International Criminal Law


Testimonials from past attendees

"A great introduction to many aspects of international law with very knowledgeable speakers..."

"An extremely helpful course! And importantly the speakers were able to answer our questions"

"Very interesting and comprehensive course. It covered a lot in the two days."

Pricing & Registration

The course fee is £550 (incl. VAT)
Please note that member discounts are not available on BIICL training courses please see below for group booking discount.

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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 three or more places

To book using the group booking discounts please contact Events team.


CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 12 CPD hours.


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