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Short Course: International Cultural Heritage Law

Date: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 November 2021

Time: 12.00 - 14.00 (UK time)

Venue: Online

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Course Outline

 This Course will offer an introduction to cultural heritage as an international legal concept. It will include discussions of the key threats to cultural heritage at present, including trafficking, armed conflicts, and development. In doing so, it will also cover international instruments that have been adopted over the past decades to protect cultural heritage. Finally, the course will conclude with a special session focused on restitution matters, considering past return processes and what can be learnt from them.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to understand:

  • What is 'cultural heritage' under international law?
  • How does international law protect cultural heritage?
  • What is the role of States and non-state actors in protecting cultural heritage?
  • How has the conceptualization of cultural heritage changed overtime?

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Course Lead

Kristin Hausler, Dorset Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Director, Centre for International Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

Course Tutors

Format of the Course

The virtual course format will consist of a series of sessions in which live (synchronous) teaching is offered via Zoom. Participants will be able to interact with the tutors and amongst themselves on screen.

Pricing and Registration

The course cost is £275 per person (including VAT) 


Course Discounts

Student Member Discount: 15% discount for student members of BIICL
Details of student membership 

Group Discounts:

  • 15% discount for groups of 3 or more attendees from NGO organisations or staff of government
  • 15% discount for groups of 5 or more attendees from commercial organisations

To apply for any of the discounted rates please Contact Us 

Training Scholarships

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law is committed to equality and opportunity in the legal profession and to support greater engagement of under-represented groups in the legal profession.

In our efforts in this regard we are delighted to offer 3 scholarships for each of our short courses to participants from communities and backgrounds currently under-represented in the legal community. Find out more about training scholarships.

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 10 CPD hours.


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