Date: 30 November - 1 December 2023
Time: 09.00 - 17.30 (UK time)
Venue: BIICL, Russell Square, London and Online
This highly-acclaimed course provides an insightful overview of the international law of the sea and the pressing challenges confronting the world's oceans and seas. Led by experts from both academia and practice, participants will gain a robust working understanding of the main sources of the law of the sea, including treaties, customary law, and judicial practice. These components are examined in various contexts, from marine environment protection, climate change and vulnerable species management to the governance of global commons, deep-sea activities and, crucially, the peaceful settlement of international maritime disputes. The course offers fresh practical insights by analysing real-world examples, current issues, emerging trends, and new directions in the field.
Indicative topics to be covered in this edition of the course include:
- New Directions in the Law of the Sea: Nicaragua v Colombia and Beyond, Professor Sir Malcolm D. Evans, KCMG, OBE, FLSW
- The UN Law of the Sea Convention in Perspective, Dr Constantinos Yiallourides
- Governance of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: Deep Sea Mining & Marine Genetic Resources, Dr Joanna Dingwall
- Migrant Smuggling, Search & Rescue & Protection of Human Rights at Sea, Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci & Dr Noemi Magugliani
- Emerging Technologies in the Law of the Sea, Elena Bernini
- Ocean Sustainability and Climate Change in the Law of the Sea, Dr Mitchell Lennan
- Fisheries Management & Resolution of Fisheries Disputes, Professor Dr Richard Barnes
- Dispute Settlement in the Law of the Sea & the Role of ITLOS, H.E Judge Tomas Heidar, Vice President of ITLOS
Course leaders and Tutors
Dr Constantinos Yiallourides, Research Leader in the Law of the Sea, BIICL and Lecturer, Macquarie University.
Who is the course for?
The course is beneficial to anyone with an interest in ocean governance including those working for government (including national and sub-national government), NGOs, legal practice (including law firms and chambers), companies and academia (including students).
Testimonials from past attendees
"Great learning experience"
"Really informative, accessible and in interactive - even as a non-Lawyer"
"Brilliant course, very well organised and chaired"
"Really informative with applied case studies. It has given me lots of pointers which will help me with my own research and was all round an excellent course"
Participants at BIICL short courses are also invited to join exclusive events for trainees following completion of the course.
Pricing and Registration
The course cost is £775 per person (including VAT).
Course format: This is a hybrid course, being offered in person at the BIICL office in Russell Square, London and virtually.
Member discount: 15% discount for individual members of BIICL
Details of individual memberships at BIICL
- 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.
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.
Applications for training scholarships must be received at least three weeks ahead of the course start date (9 November 2023).
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This event offers the equivalent of 15 CPD hours.
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