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Short Course: Foundations of Public International Law (Online Participation)

Course Details

This short course provides participants with an in depth understanding of the basic tenets of public international law. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of international law experts from academia and practice, the course provides participants with a solid working knowledge of the foundations of public international law including its nature and structure, the sources and subjects of international law, issues of responsibility, jurisdiction and dispute settlement.

The course can be taken alone or together with BIICL's 'Public International Law in Practice' course. That course adopts a thematic approach to the application and practice of public international law with sessions on individual fields of international law including: human rights and business and human rights, climate change, law of the sea, migration and refugee law, international criminal law, international humanitarian law amongst others.

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 (3 June 2024).

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Pricing and Registration

The course cost is £775 per person.

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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. 

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 14 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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