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Learn more about our training and development activities

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) engages in high quality, research-informed teaching and training. Our teaching and training builds on our internal expertise and our ability to convene leading figures across relevant fields. We cover a broad range of topics, from human rights to investment, from trade to the rule of law and from climate change to cultural heritage law. Our programme includes short courses offered at the Institute and virtually, courses offered in partnership with other institutions, self-paced online courses, and tailored in-house training available to a wide range of entities including governments, international organisations, parliaments, judiciaries, companies, law firms, and civil society.

Our regular training courses include: Business and Human Rights, Climate Change Law, WTO Law, Law of the Sea, and Public International Law in Practice. Details of our upcoming courses are available below. If a course date is not listed please contact the Events Team for further information and ask to be added to our mailing list to receive updates on all our courses. 

Online Training

In-House Training

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

  • Training on Public International Law in Practice for the World Food Programme;
  • Training on International Law, the Law of Treaties and International Trade Law for the UK government;
  • Training on International Trade Law and WTO Law for the Welsh Government;
  • 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 to support constitutional change in Libya in partnership with Lawyers for Justice in Libya;
  • 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.

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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