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Summer School: Public International Law (Hybrid)

Date: 15 - 19 July 2024

Time: 09.30 - 17.00 (UK time)

Venue: BIICL, Russell Square, London and Online

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Course Outline

Global events and legal developments continue to highlight the relevance of international law to various aspects of our lives. From dealing with climate change and environmental disasters, to promoting food and energy security; from protecting vulnerable groups to ensuring that telecommunication infrastructure is secured, international law provides the framework for States, international organizations and others to work together. This summer school provides participants a solid overview of international law, and the tools they need to undertake further research and study in the area. You will be studying at a world leading institute of international law research, whilst based in the heart of one of the world's most international cities.

Topics and tutors include:

  • Basic Concepts of International Law
    Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci, Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Director of Teaching & Training and Dr Jack Kenny, Research Leader in International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
    Dr Irene Pietropaoli, Senior Fellow in Business and Human Rights
  • Business and Human Rights
    Dr Sofia Gonzalez De Aguinaga, Research Leader in Business, ESG and Modern Slavery
  • Environmental and Climate Change Law 
    Dr Alina Holzhausen, Research Fellow in Public International Law and Climate Change
  • International Migration and Refugee Law
    Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci and Dr Celine Hocquet, Research Fellow in Labour Exploitation and Human Rights

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Who is the course for?

The course is ideal for those having recently completed or currently undertaking studies in law, international relations, political science, international development, public policy or other related issues. Participants interested in working for governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, commercial entities and in private legal practice or consultancy will particularly benefit from this summer school.

Pricing and Registration

Charges for this course are:

  • Individuals: £775
  • Students: £500 (please ensure you use your university email to register)

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

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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 (24 June 2024).

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 30 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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