UNITAR offers five courses aimed at providing participants with a comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge of the key issues of International Law, Law of Treaties, Law of International Organizations, International Environmental Law, and Techniques and Procedures in International Environmental Law. These courses will provide the necessary knowledge to understand the importance of international law and the role and position of international organizations in the contemporary legal order and international community. They will also provide critical skills of analysis and interpretation of cases regarding contemporary practice and will offer key insights to understand and apply rules and procedures of different branches of international law, such as Law of Treaties or International Environmental Law.

Some of these courses are offered both in a self-paced and webinar track.  The self-paced track promotes an interactive approach through lessons and multimedia material, with a high degree of flexibility in the completion timeframe. The webinar track provides an extended version of the self-paced course by providing participants with the chance to interact with a senior expert of the field in a live Q&A session.

Please find more information on the respective International Law courses below. 

International Law

The subject of international law brings a lot of concepts to mind, from war and settlement of disputes between States, protection of the environment, responsibilities and obligations, to human rights protection between citizens, refugees of different States and corporations. Globalization has forced us to interact with each other, making it essential to have common rules to guide and sustain relationships (of trade, investment, technology, etc.) between individuals and States from different regions and continents. Now, many of domestic laws are highly influenced and moulded by the rules of international law. International law provides mandatory principles, norms and rules that regulate the relations between States as well as with other non-State actors, like international organizations and individuals.

Self-paced track

Deadline for applications: 3 July 2022

Dates: 4 July – 2 October 2022

Register here to the self-paced track

Webinar track

Dates: TBA

Law of International Organizations

International organizations are playing an increasingly important role in the international legal order. They are active in virtually all fields of human activity, they regularly conclude international treaties and continuously interact with other actors of international law. Nowadays, they wield growing normative powers. For those working for or dealing with international organizations, a sound understanding of the law of international organizations thus appears indispensable. UNITAR’s self-paced course on the Law of International Organizations is structured in a way to cover the main legal questions related to international organizations, from both a theoretical and practical perspective. In addition, the e-learning methodology used to deliver the Course allows participants the flexibility to combine their learning activities with work responsibilities and to benefit from high-quality training.

Self-paced track

Deadline for applications: 3 July 2022

Dates: 4 July – 2 October 2022

Register here for the self-paced track

Webinar track

Dates: TBA

Law of Treaties

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The International Law of Treaties is a set of international principles and rules regulating the conclusion procedure of treaties, as well as the issues of operation, amendments and modifications, termination, suspension and invalidity of treaties. For those involved in the drafting, negotiation and conclusion of international treaties, a sound knowledge of the Law of Treaties is indispensable. Efficient implementation and application of international legal norms is impossible without knowing the essentials of the International Law of Treaties. UNITAR’s course on the Law of Treaties is designed to cover both the theoretical and the practical aspects of this subject, starting with the basic notions, sources, subjects, principles, and scope of application of conventions forming the base of the Law of Treaties.

Self-paced track

Deadline for applications: 3 July 2022

Dates: 4 July – 2 October 2022

Register here for the self-paced track

Webinar track

Dates: TBA

International Environmental Law

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Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) are the predominant legal method for addressing transboundary environmental problems. Adopted by States, MEAs are standard-settings instruments for effective global environmental protection. However, nowadays some States, particularly least developed and developing countries, face the challenge of implementing over 300 MEAs due to limited technical, financial and human resources. For the adequate implementation of and compliance with MEAs at a national level, there is a need to raise awareness on International Environmental Law (IEL) and develop specific capacities for its implementation at the national level.

Self-paced track

Deadline for applications: 3 July 2022

Dates: 4 Jul 2022 to 2 Oct 2022

Register here for the self-paced track

Techniques and Procedures of International Environmental Law

For the adequate implementation of and compliance with MEAs at a national level, there is a need to raise awareness on International Environmental Law (IEL) and develop specific capacities for its implementation at the national level. This course explores the the technical and procedural aspects of the different mechanisms made available in international environmental law to facilitate the creation and implementation of sound environmental norms; from the regulatory and economic instruments used by policy-makers, to the role of Environmental Impact Assessments and public participation in environmental decisions.

Self-paced track

Deadline for applications: 3 July 2022

Dates: 4 July – 2 October 2022

Register here for the self-paced track

For more information, kindly contact info.ilp@unitar.org

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