Discover UNITAR's 5 engaging International Law Courses, available in both self-paced and interactive webinar formats. These courses empower you with essential knowledge to grasp the significance of international law, the pivotal role of international organizations, and critical analysis skills, enabling you to interpret contemporary cases and apply rules in areas like the Law of Treaties and International Environmental Law.

  • Our Self-Paced Track courses offer flexibility in learning through interactive lessons and multimedia materials.
  • Our Webinar Track courses provide an extended experience with live Q&A sessions led by senior experts in the field.

International Law

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International law encompasses various aspects, including conflict resolution, environmental protection, human rights, and the regulation of global interactions, as globalization necessitates common rules for governing relationships between individuals and states, influencing domestic laws and serving as a framework for relations between states as well as other non-state actors like international organizations and individuals.

Self-paced Track

Webinar Track

  • Apply here before: 18 February - Dates: 26 February – 17 March 2024: Webinar on Friday 15 March, 10:00 – 12:00 
  • Apply here before: 4 August - Dates: 19 August – 8 September 2024: Webinar on Friday 6 September, 10:00 – 12:00


Law of International Organizations

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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.

Self-paced Track

Webinar Track

  • Apply here before: 21 April - Dates: 29 April - 19 May 2024: Webinar on Friday 17 May, 10:00 – 12:00
  • Apply here before: 15 September - Dates: 23 September – 13 October 2024: Webinar on Friday 11 October, 10:00 – 12:00  


Law of Treaties

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The International Law of Treaties governs the creation, operation, changes, and validity of treaties, making it crucial for those involved in treaty drafting and negotiation to have a strong grasp of these principles, as it's vital for effectively implementing international legal norms.

Self-paced Track

Webinar Track 

  • Apply here before: 19 May 2024 - Dates: 27 May – 16 June 2024: Webinar Friday 14 June, 10:00 – 12:00
  • Apply here before: 27 October 2024 - Dates: 04 – 24 November 2024: Webinar Friday 22 November, 10:00 – 12:00

International Environmental Law

Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) are essential for tackling cross-border environmental issues, but many countries, especially least developed and developing countries, struggle to implement over 300 MEAs. This course offers a foundation in International Environmental Law (IEL), covering its sources, principles, law-making, actors, and compliance procedures necessary for comprehending and applying MEAs.

Self-paced Track

Techniques and Procedures of International Environmental Law

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To ensure effective national compliance with MEAs, it is crucial to enhance awareness and build the capacity for implementing International Environmental Law (IEL). This course delves into the technical and procedural aspects of international environmental law, including regulatory and economic tools, Environmental Impact Assessments, and public involvement in environmental decisions.

Self-paced Track

International Humanitarian Law

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International Humanitarian Law (IHL), born on the battlefield of Solferino in 1859 and evolving to address modern warfare challenges, aims to regulate the means and methods of warfare, even in the era of advanced weaponry like drones and "killer robots." However, increasing weapon complexity makes it difficult to differentiate between civilians and combatants, and new forms of armed conflict, such as the "war on terrorism," create fresh challenges for safeguarding civilian lives and property.

Webinar Track

  • Dates to be confirmed: 11 March to 7 April
  • Dates to be confirmed: 7 October to 3 November 

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Human Rights Course Workshop

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Join us in Geneva for a premium 2-day workshop on Human Rights. Elevate your expertise through practical insights, engaging lectures, thought-provoking roundtable discussions, and real-world simulations. Tailored for Permanent Mission Members, Foreign Affairs Delegates, International Representatives, Diplomatic Academies and the Private Sector. 

Apply here before: 11 May  2024 - Dates: 11 and 12 June 2024 

Human Rights, Environmental Protection, And Climate Change

The e-Learning course "Human Rights, Environmental Protection, and Climate Change" explores key human rights principles, relevant SDGs, and their connection with environmental protection. In the context of COP25, it highlights the crucial link between these fields and their reliance on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, incorporating recent scientific and legal advancements. It also addresses updates post-COP25.

Webinar Track 

New Upcoming Courses

Webinar Track Courses
  • Introduction to the UN System - Dates to be confirmed: March 2024 
  • Law of the Sea - Dates to be confirmed
  • Space Law - Dates to be confirmed

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