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Short Course: Public International Law in Practice (Hybrid)

Date: 10 - 11 April 2024

Time: 09.30 - 17.30 (UK time)

Venue: BIICL, Russell Square, London and Online

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Course Details

The Public International Law in Practice course offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. The 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 topics:

  • Introduction 
    Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci  Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law; Director of Teaching and Training, BIICL
  • Nature and Sources of Public International Law 
    Dr Rosana Garciandia  Research Fellow in Labour Exploitation and Human Rights
  • International Human Rights Law 
    Dr Noemi Magugliani  Research Fellow in Human Trafficking Law and Policy
  • Business and Human Rights 
    Jasmine Elliot  Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights
  • International Humanitarian Law / Law of Armed Conflict
  • International Trade Law 
  • Dr Julinda Beqiraj  Maurice Wohl Senior Fellow in European Law, BIICL
  • International Investment Law 
    Professor Yarik Kryvoi  Senior Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum, BIICL
  • Environmental and Climate Change Law 
    Alina Holzhausen  Researcher in Environmental and Climate Change Law, BIICL
  • Migration and Refugee Law 
    Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci  Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law; Director of Teaching and Training, BIICL
  • Law of the Sea 
    Dr Constantinos Yiallourides  Research Leader in the Law of the Sea, BIICL
  • International Criminal Law 
    Anthony Wenton  Research Fellow in Public International Law, BIICL

  Download the course timetable  

Course leader

Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci, Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Director of Teaching and Training, BIICL

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.

Testimonials from past attendees

"A great introduction to many aspects of international law with very knowledgeable speakers..."
"It exceeded my expectations. The lecturers were really knowledgeable and practical."
"Very interesting and comprehensive course. It covered a lot in the two days."

Pricing and Registration

The course cost is £775 per person.

Course format: This is a hybrid course, being offered in person at the BIICL office in Russell Square, London and virtually.

This course has been postponed and will run at a later date.

Course Discounts

Member discount: 15% discount for individual members of BIICL
Details of individual memberships at BIICL 

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.

Applications for training scholarships must be received at least three weeks ahead of the course start date (20 March 2024).

Find out more about training scholarships 

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 16 CPD hours.
A certificate of attendance will be issued to participants attending a minimum of 70% of live course session time. Certificates will be sent to course participants within one month of the last session of the course.


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