Events and Announcements: 19 February 2023

Events and Announcements: 19 February 2023

Featured Announcement

BIICL Short Courses – Spring 2023: The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is delighted to launch its programme of training courses for 2023. In Spring 2023, we will be offering a wide range of courses including Foundations of Public International Law, Public International Law in Practice, Law of the Sea, Climate Change Law, Artificial Intelligence, Law and Ethics, Aviation Law, WTO Law and Business and Human Rights.

BIICL training combines world leading research with an applied perspective. Our courses are convened and taught by experts from BIICL’s own team in collaboration with external partners, combining academic expertise with practical experience in these fields of law. They are designed to enable legal practitioners, policy makers, government officials, civil society, organisations, academics and students to gain expert insights and to deepen their knowledge in areas of international law. They also provide opportunities for networking and to meet (virtually or in person) others working in the field. 

The following courses are now available for booking for Spring 2023:

Courses for Autumn 2023 can be found on our training page.

Places on all our courses are limited to ensure a highly interactive experience. Some courses are offered virtually whilst some are offered in hybrid format facilitating participation from anywhere in the world.

Discounts for group bookings and for individual members of BIICL are available. A limited number of scholarships are available for each course to enable participation from individuals who cannot otherwise join the courses, and for people from communities that are currently under-represented in the legal community.

Find out more about our courses and book a place

Calls for Papers

Forests at the Crossroads of International Law – University of Copenhagen: This workshop aims at understanding how the different areas of international law (including transnational and regional law) engage with forests and what these different layers of protection mean for the protection of forests. This line of enquiry will enable us to make sense
of the links, tensions and opportunities that the many initiatives from regional, transnational and international entities entail, and provide for an assessment of the impacts of those various areas of law are, not individually, but as a whole. Papers that touch upon the impacts of different legal frameworks on the protection of forests are welcome, from human rights to biodiversity, climate justice, sustainability, and beyond.

The 2-day workshop will be held in Copenhagen, at the Faculty of Law, on 4-5 September 2023. It will be possible to join online for those you cannot travel, as the event will be held in a hybrid manner. Abstracts of no more than 600 words are to be submitted by 31 March 2023 to For more information, click here.


Current Issues in International Responsibility and Dispute Settlement: The Public International Law Research Group at Brunel University London is hosting this webinar on Friday 24 February at 14:00 GMT. Speakers include Professor Alain Pellet, Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice, and Professor Marko Milanovic, chaired by Dr Gerard Conway. To register, click here.

Climate Justice and the Role of International Law: This public event on 22 February at 14:00 GMT, hosted by ODI’s Resilient and Sustainable Islands Initiative (RESI), will bring legal, human rights, climate change and international development specialists together to discuss this and other multilateral initiatives, as well as lessons from national climate litigation. This event is online only, and will be live-streamed to the public on the day. Simultaneous Spanish/English translation will be available. To register, click here.

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