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Learn more about our training and development activities

BIICL engages in high quality research-informed teaching and capacity building. It does so through regular trainings offered at the Institute, online courses offered in partnership with other institutions and tailored in house training offered for a wide range of entities including governments, parliaments, judiciaries, civil society organisations and business.

Details of our regular courses and training offerings are below.

Public International Law in Practice

A highly acclaimed course, which runs twice a year, is focused on current developments in public international law and their application in national and international litigation, in governmental and international policy-making and in international legal and diplomatic practice. 

Led by many of the Institute's leading researchers and practitioners, the course is designed to give a concise introduction to key issues across a broad range of areas of public international law - from the nature of international law to international law in armed conflict, from human rights to international investment law, from migration to environmental law.

"A great introduction to many aspects of international law with very knowledgeable speakers and an engaging format".

Cross Border Dispute Resolution

An intensive course on Cross Border Dispute Resolution run annually. Led by BIICL researchers, academics and practitioners, the course is designed to give a concise introduction to key issues across a broad range of areas of dispute resolution including updates on new case law. The topics covered during the two day programme include: cross-border tort claims; disputes concerning transactions in the banking and finance sector; cross-border competition law claims; cross-border asset freezing; tactical considerations as to the enforcement foreign judgement; commercial arbitration; investment treaty arbitration; and collective litigation.

'I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt lots'.

Business and Human Rights Training

BIICL will run a short course on business and human rights. The course aims to equip participants with practical knowledge of the spectrum of internationally recognised human rights, how companies may impact these rights, and what actions to take to reduce these risks. The course is designed to be practical and to enable business people to recognise any adverse human rights impacts which may arise during the course of their business' operations, the legal and other risks that arise, and what actions to take to deal with these risks.

In House Training

BIICL provide high quality in-house training for individual groups and upon request. Some examples of previous tailored requests include:

  • Training on International Law and the Law of Treaties for the Department of International Trade UK;
  • Training on International, Transnational and Domestic Criminal Law for prosecutors from the Office of the Attorney General, Nepal;
  • Training Seminars on Public International Law Issues before the Courts for the Judicial College of England and Wales;
  • Training seminar to Albanian judges on procedural issues including court efficiency and timeframes;
  • Training for over 80 Bulgarian national and appellate level judges for the European Commission;
  • A series of training courses on human rights and the rule of law for commercial judges in Russia;
  • A capacity-building project to provide training materials and information to support constitutional change in Libya in partnership with Lawyers for Justice in Libya, through the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law (part of BIICL).
  • A training session on the Rule of Law for the Federal Electoral Tribunal of Mexico
  • Training sessions on various aspects of International Migration Law for the Ministry of Public Security of China
  • In house bespoke training will be tailored to your specific needs and availability. The training teams will usually include a combination of experts from BIICL's staff as well as external experts and practitioners.

To discuss your training needs, please contact:

Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci 

Director of Teaching and Training and Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law

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