International Law in Practice (Short Course), 23-24 May

Public International Law in Practice
Short Course

17 CPD hours

23 & 24 May 2016
BIICL, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London

A dynamic course 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.

Public international law is now a part of the practice of almost every lawyer today. For example, knowledge of treaty obligations is essential for dealing with disputes within and beyond State confines, as well as for government, commercial and humanitarian interactions; awareness of the responsibilities and immunities of government entities can be crucial to a commercial contract and a human rights action; and assessing the appropriate forum for resolving a dispute is as necessary for an investment matter as it is a humanitarian concern. There are few areas of legal practice that are not affected in some way by international law, whether that matter is transacted or litigated in a national, regional or international location. 

Course topics
– Business and Human Rights
– International Human Rights Law
– International Investment Law
– International Law Concerning Refugees and Migration
– International Law and Domestic Law
– International Trade Law
– Law of the Sea
– Legal Foundations/Sources of Public International Law
– Legal Practice in International Law
– State Responsibility

Who is the course 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
– students studying for a postgraduate degree which includes aspects of international law.

Course benefits
The programme will deliver a practical understanding and application on public international law as it arises in practice. It includes the core elements of public international law, as well as how international law is dealt with in national law and in terms of dispute settlement.

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Cost and registration

Course fee is £400 (incl VAT) and covers:

– Tuition and course materials
– Refreshments (tea/coffee/water) during sessions plus sandwiches during the lunch breaks
– One evening social event with expert guest speakers and drinks reception
– Certificate of completion (hardcopy and electronic version).

Course enquiries to the Events team at eventsregistration@biicl.org

BIICL International Scholarship
The Institute offers a course fee waiver to one registrant from a developing country.
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