Events and Announcements: 20 September 2020

Events and Announcements: 20 September 2020

Featured Announcement:

BIICL Training Courses Autumn 2020

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) has a decade-long experience of running successful training courses. Its Public International law in Practice Course, as well as in house courses run for governments, judiciaries, civil society and others globally have earned a reputation for high level, research-informed training. During Autumn  2020 BIICL training is  moving to the virtual space allowing global access to the courses and addressing the practical constraints brought on by COVID-19.

The virtual courses will be led by the Institute’s leading researchers, together with external experts and distinguished practitioners. The course format will consist of a series of sessions in which live teaching is offered via Zoom. Participants will be able to interact with the tutors and amongst themselves on screen replicating the authentic feel of an in-person course.

Public International Law in Practice 

Ten Sessions: 29 September – 1 December 2020

BIICL’s flagship Public International Law in Practice course offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law. Covering a range of topics within public international law, the programme focuses on current developments and their application in national and international dispute resolution, policy-making and in international legal and diplomatic practice.

Find out more and register online here.

Business and Human Rights

Five Sessions: 7 October – 4 November 2020

This course provides participants with an appreciation of the human rights impacts of business activities; an awareness of the core concepts and principles established by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and an understanding of corporate human rights due diligence requirements. The course builds on developments at the international, regional, and national levels.

Find out more and register online here.

Climate Change Law

Eight Sessions: 19 October – 7 December 2020

This course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners, the course is designed to provide participants with a working knowledge of the relevant legal frameworks as well as to enhance their understanding of the way climate change impacts other areas of international law including territory, human rights, trade and investment.

Find out more and register online here.

Course Charges and Discounts

The fee for each course can be found on the course page along with details of discounts for groups and student members of BIICL.

 BIICL is committed to doing its part to support people searching for work in the legal market at this challenging time and is offering a 15% discount on these virtual courses to anyone for whom the current situation has resulted in reduced or precarious employment.

Moreover, as part of the Institute’s wider effort to support greater engagement of under-represented groups in the legal profession, BIICL is offering the same discount to people from such groups who take these courses.

Additional Announcements:


The Ninth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law: The Renmin University of China is pleased to announce the Ninth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law in virtual format, which will take place over five closed sessions on September 10, October 1, October 2, October 8 and 9, 2020, and is convened by J.H.H. Weiler (Law – NYU), Sarah M.H. Nouwen (Law – EUI), and Dino Kritsiotis (Law – Nottingham), with guest convenors HAN Lyu and ZHU Jingwen (both of Renmin Law School in Beijing). Thirteen junior scholars have been selected to present their work, with the full program available here

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